The first in what will be many resources we hope to make available for download to you. The Marine Cold Weather Medicine Course manual seemed a natural fit to make available to people in the mountain west region right now. As we finally are starting to get our delayed Winter weather, it’s important that we make sure our Winter preparations are also readied. Your car-kit needs to be reviewed, food rotated, clothing changed, etc. This manual gives a great number of insights as to what you should do.
The manual targets a marine unit, which can translate well into what you might need to think about in a family situation. The manual attempts to teach everything somebody would need in order to effectively move themselves during harsh Winter conditions. They provide good lists of items to keep in an emergency kit for personal use, as well as spreading larger group items around.
Beyond gearing up, the book provides some great information for traveling across difficult terrain, and then focuses heavily with the titular matter, dealing with health issues in the winter. The manual focuses on several of the winter specific health hazards, and how to deal with them effectively both in terms of immediate medical attention, and in how to handle it as a group.