Day 218: 2020 Pandemic. Are You Prepared for Winter?

Day 218: 2020 Pandemic. Are You Prepared for Winter?

Having served in the Special Forces Group that focused on Winter Warfare, I spent several months every year not on deployment, training at high altitude in the cold. It was amazing how each year, I’d forgotten how tough and brutal the cold is. There are things we all...
Are You Warmer in a Tent or By Building An Igloo?

Are You Warmer in a Tent or By Building An Igloo?

I participated in numerous winter warfare training exercises and deployments with 10th Special Forces, the one Group that is focused on cold weather and high altitude training because of our area of operations. My first Winter Warfare was an eye opening experience....

How To Stay Warm, Without Being Able to Make a Fire

Stay dry. Water accelerates the cold and hypothermia.Get out of the wind.Build a shelter. Make it as small as possible. Essentially consider it extending layers of clothing. Use leaves, bark, pine needles, whatever. People forget that their clothing is their first...