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WINTER IS HERE... ARE YOU READY
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By Deputy Chief Chris Lienhardt
December 15, 2016

Between the snows last week, the snow forecast for this weekend, and our double digit wind chills; we can't deny the fact that WINTER IS HERE!

Here are a few tips to help everyone enjoy(notice we didn't say survive) the winter ahead:

Dressing the part:

No matter what you're doing outside during the winter, layering will make adapting to changing conditions and activity levels much easier. Proper layering allows you to remove or add insulation so that you never get too cold or too hot. This prevents excessive sweating, which can cause additional heat loss, especially when you slow down or stop to rest. There are three main "under-shell" layers to consider:

• The base layer is worn directly against the skin. In winter, this layer often includes long underwear. The best base layers are made of polyester, polypropylene, merino wool, silk or other materials that wick moisture and dry quickly. In more moderate weather, this layer may simply include a lightweight T-shirt.

• The mid layer typically includes a long-sleeved shirt. Button-up shirts are a good choice, because they are easy to take off and put back on, as needed.

• The insulating layer acts as your primary source of warmth. Examples include a fleece pullover, fleece vest or wool sweater. In very cold weather, a down vest or jacket may be used as an insulating layer.

 

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