Getting Caught Outside

If you are caught outside during a winter storm then be sure to find a dry shelter. Cover all exposed parts of the body. If shelter is not available then:
  • Prepare a lean-to, wind break, or snow-cave for protection from the wind.
  • Build a fire for heat and to attract attention. Place rocks around the fire to absorb and reflect heat.
  • Do not eat snow. It will lower your body temperature. Melt it first.