Up next in Hurricanes & Storms (12 videos)
Stay safe during severe storms and hurricanes with videos on assembling emergency kits, building storm shelters, and more.
You Will Need
- Thermal underwear
- At least three shirts made of cotton, cotton blend, or flannel
- A sweater, made of cashmere or cotton
- Pants made of denim, wool, or corduroy
- Thick wool-blend socks
- Waterproof leather or rubber boots with Gore-Tex lining
- A scarf made of fleece, flannel, or wool
- A heavy, hooded winter coat or wind-breaker lined with down or fur
- A hat that covers the ears made of wool or insulated with wool or fur
- Fleece-lined mittens
- And sunglasses
- Ski mask
Put on thermal underwear
Over your regular undergarments, put on thermal long underwear.
Layer your shirts by wearing the smallest and lightest first, then the next heaviest, until you have three or four comfortable layers. Top with a sweater.
Slip on pants
Slip on pants, taking care not to bunch up your thermal underwear (because that's never enjoyable). Tuck at least one of your shirts into your pants.
Put on socks
Now put on those thick, cozy socks. For maximum warmth, pull them over your thermal underwear pant legs.
Put on boots
Now put on your boots. Remember: ice is slippery, so the thicker the treads, the better the boot.
Put on scarf
It's time to wrap your scarf around your neck--wear it under your coat to help keep heat in.
Put on winter coat
Put on your winter coat, and button or zip it up all the way.
Put on hat
Put on a hat that covers your ears.
Put on mittens
Put on mittens.
Wear sunglasses. The glare from the snow can hurt your eyes. Now you're ready to brave the elements!