Arctic Freeze – Stay Safe!

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Given the Arctic Freeze that America is in the middle of this week, it seems a great time to share some important information regarding Cold Weather Safety and what to do if you find yourself stuck in a Stranded Vehicle

Luckily, for those of us located in Texas for most of the year we don’t have to deal with the extremes of cold weather, but it is still important to make sure we dress appropriately for the weather and that our vehicles are properly stocked for any emergency.

Proper Attire

In the winter, layers are your friend. Especially in Texas where it is not only possible, but likely, to see a temperature swing of 40 degrees from morning to late afternoon. Without layers there is no way to adjust to the temperatures properly.

There are several synthetic options these days, but if you are looking for great natural options then consider wool and cotton. Wool, worn next to your skin, will naturally wick away the sweat so that you remain warm and not chilled. Cotton has some of the same abilities, but it doesn’t work as effectively.

My recommendation is to layer the cotton on top of the wool, followed by a jacket. This will keep you warm in the morning, and allow you to shed your layers through the day as it heats up.

Stocking your car

During the winter make sure your car is stocked with some extra warm clothing, gloves and blankets. While it may not be because of a crazy winter storm, there is always a possibility of being stuck in a stranded vehicle. If that happens you want to make sure you have the ability to stay warm until help arrives.

And if your travels are taking you far afield, make sure it is also stocked with some non-perishable foods and liquids.

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