Prevent hypothermia by wrapping your body in a thermal blanket
  • Wear proper type of clothing (no cotton).
  • Stay dry. Use water-repellent outer garments.
  • Build a shelter. The best is a nylon tarp shelter as it will protect you from wind, rain, and snow. Insulate the floor of the shelter with pine boughs, if available.
  • Avoid contact with cold surfaces (the ground, rocks, or snow).
  • Wrap your body in a thermal foil blanket. This will maintain a temperature of 60° F inside the wrap even when the outside temperature is -10° F.
  • Limit your physical activity to conserve energy.