By Tia Cristy
The temperatures across the country are dipping down to record lows, in some areas. Extreme cold, causes some extreme precautions. Being prepared for the bitter cold, is like being prepared for a big storm, even if there is no rain, snow or wind in the forecast; it’s best to be ready for emergency action.
As like a storm, be prepared with foods. Have plenty of foods that don’t need refrigeration or cooking. Stock up on water. And, if you have kids, make sure you have what they need to eat.
Be prepared for any power outages. Have candles, first aid, fire extinguisher, batteries, battery radio, a fully charge phone for emergency, etc.
With it being extreme cold, there are some other things to have ready. Another heating source is necessary, like a fire place or space heater to use with a generator or knowing where the closest shelter is. In some cases, the power won’t go out but the heat source will. So make sure you have plenty of oil or propane if that is your heat source.
Have plenty of blankets and clean clothes to layer on if necessary. I of course, like those instant heat packs, that last up to 8 hours. They are good in an emergency heat loss situation.
Other things to have close by, are shovel, rock salt, extra fuel, games for the family, flash lights, lighters or matches (I recommend both, lighters can have a hard time lighting in the frigged cold).
Be safe and warm when experiencing extreme low temperatures. Check on neighbors and animals. If you need to go outside in sub-degree temps, expose yourself to the cold, for less than 10 minutes at a time, and recover, at least 10 minutes at a time.
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By Tia Cristy