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How to Weather a Winter Storm When You're Stranded Outdoors

Watch more Hurricanes & Storms videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Use these tips to weather a winter storm when you are outdoors. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Find a shelter Find a shelter. If you can't find one, make one. A "snow cave": or an improvised lean-to can provide good protection from a storm. Tip Look for a shelter that will keep you dry. Avoid shelters that are dripping or letting in moisture. Step 2: Cover your body Cover all exposed areas of your body so that you don't experience hypothermia. Keep your head covered to prevent loss of body heat. Step 3: Cover your mouth Cover your mouth with a scarf so that you are not breathing cold air. Take shallow breaths so that you do not breathe cold air too deeply. Step 4: Avoid heavy exertion Avoid heavy exertion, which can cause you to sweat and experience chills. Step 5: Build a fire Build a fire and keep it burning. Melt some snow over the fire and drink the water when it is warm. With any luck, the storm will blow over soon, and you will be able to proceed on your way. Did You Know? "Wind chill" is how cold it feels when the effects of wind speed and cold temperatures are both considered.
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