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If we all stayed inside when it was cold outside, then, well, we’d spend half the year indoors. While some people like to curl up with a book all winter, there’s much to be said for putting on warm weather clothing and hitting the outdoors for a day or the weekend. But when you’re spending time in a few inches of snow and freezing temperatures, it goes without saying that there are dangers involved. Below, we take a look at some essential tips that’ll help to keep you safe when you’re in the outdoors this water.

snow outdoorsSource: Radu Andrei Razvan

The right vehicle and supplies

There’s not going to be anyone clearing the roads of snow when you’re far from civilization. As such, it’s imperative that you have a vehicle that is able to adequately handle the roads and snow tires. In the back of your car, you should have emergency supplies, including a blanket, water, and food.

Check the Weather

The weather can turn pretty fast at any time, and especially so if you’re in the mountains. While it might be sunny skies when you arrive, there’s a chance there’ll be snow storms just a couple of hours later. Make sure you’re checking the forecast for up to date information, and that you’re ready for everything.

Tell Someone

You can’t guarantee that everything will go swimmingly when you’re in nature. But you make sure you’re not left stranded by telling someone where you’re going and when you expect to be back. If you’re late, they’ll know where to send search and rescue.

Take your safety credentials to the next level by completing a CPR course with LIT First Aid & Lifeguard Training. You’ll learn such useful skills as how to care for an unconscious patient, use an Automated External Defibrillator, and how to handle Circulatory Emergencies.

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