Presentation on theme: "Winter Survival Prepared By: Former NYMOY Emeritus Young Marine SgtMaj McCall Behringer."— Presentation transcript:
Winter Survival Prepared By: Former NYMOY Emeritus Young Marine SgtMaj McCall Behringer
Gear essentials The most important thing you can do is make sure you have every item on the gear list. The items that most important to ensure success for a fun weekend are gloves, wool cap, and DRY socks. You must have these items at all times during the weekend.
If you want to stay warm…Remember C.O.L.D! C-clean clothes breathe and insulate better. O- avoid overheating by ventilating. L- dress in loose layers. D- stay dry.
Points where Heat escapes It’s important to not allow heat to escape your body. Therefore, you must cover these key areas. Head Feet Armpits
Although you should always stay as warm as possible, if your body starts to sweat then you are overheating. It is very important if you start to sweat to start taking off some clothing to reduce sweating
Layers When out in the field you should dress in layers. Therefore if you become too warm you can loose a layer and if you are cold, then you can put it back on
First Layer Start out with a shirt, underwear, and socks The best decision would be using Long Johns for this first base with DRY wool socks
Second Layer Next you will add a cotton or knit shirt and a pair of sweatpants These clothes should not be loose but should not be skin tight, just enough as to allow a air socket between them to provide insulation.
Third Layer Next put on a sweatshirt or a sweater and long pants This should also not be skin tight but should just be baggy enough so you can comfortably wear your final layer
Fourth Layer Last you will have your Jacket Preferably water proof Along with this you should have your boots, which also should be water proof, and should have a good tread. Don’t forget your knit cap and gloves.
Hydration In the cold you are less likely to feel thirsty, however it is just as important to constantly hydrate as it is in the summer.
Food! Your body will not function without food. Eating is the fuel to make heat. Eat all of the food provided at each meal or you will be cold.
When Sleeping…. ONE layer (sweatshirt and sweatpants) Clean Socks Beanie Zip your sleeping bag all the way up
Other Nifty Tips Chapstick will save your lips. No hand or foot warmers. They will cause you to sweat. Drink the hot wets, they will keep you warm and hydrate you. Trail Mix and Jerky are great things to snack on during the day.
MEDS IF YOU HAVE AN INHALER IT MUST BE PLACED IN YOUR LEFT CARGO POCKET IF YOUR DUE MEDS (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) WE CALL ONCE, TWICE WILL GET YOU SPECIAL ATTENTION
FOOD ALLERGIES IF YOU KNOW YOU CAN’T EAT IT DON’T! IF YOUR NOT SURE TALK TO MEDICAL