Thursday, November 5, 2015

How not to freeze to death

How Not to Freeze: Living Without Heat, by Sharon Astyk on January 12, 2010

After reading about the fellow in Wonder Valley who accidentally set his house on fire trying to stay warm, I searched for information on different ways to heat cabins. While it would be ideal to get electricity or propane or a wood stove to every cabin, barring that, these hints may be useful in saving a life. The whole article is worth reading, but these are the broad strokes.

1. Have shelter
2. Feed yourself and your family well.
3. Heat yourself, you should be wearing warm clothing – and lots of them.
4. Have a way to warm food and water.
5. Have a warm place to sleep.
6. Have someone check in on you.

If you have ideas on how to help people stay warm, or you would like to donate blankets, hats, gloves, socks, small stoves, etc., please leave me a message in the comments below.

If you, or someone you know, is having trouble staying warm, please contact me in the comments below, or at