Up next in First Aid: When Nature Attacks (14 videos)
The great outdoors can cause not-so-great injuries and illnesses. Know how to treat them with the advice in this Howcast video series about first aid.
You Will Need
- Plastic wrap
- Duct tape
Shut doors and windows
Make sure all doors and windows are securely shut. If you have storm windows, make sure that both the interior and exterior windows are closed.
Cover windows with clear plastic wrap and secure with duct tape. This will reduce heat loss through the windows while allowing sunlight to warm the interior of your home.
Draft-proof your doors
Draft-proof doors by rolling up towels and lining them along the bottom of your doors.
Dress in layers
Put on multiple layers of clothing. The extra clothing itself will provide warmth, and the air between the layers acts as an insulator.
Don’t forget hats and gloves. Your objective is to minimize the amount of exposed skin.
Now wrap yourself in a few thick blankets.
Eat and drink
Don’t forget to eat and drink. Your body needs fuel to produce heat, so stay well fed, and don’t skimp on the fats. Also, drink water, which will help your body process those calories.
If you’re in this with other people, stay in the same room, or huddle together, so that you can benefit from each other’s body heat.