If you’re a prepper in any climate that experiences a true winter, cold-weather survival skills are one of the most important and overlooked tools in your arsenal. Disaster, natural or manmade, could strike at any time, but often we fail to prepare for survival in the harsh winter months. Unless you prefer to be “taken care of” in a FEMA camp or be a burden on your better-prepared neighbor, take the time now to develop your survival skills cache to include thriving in the winter.
The good news is that you can start now with the gear you already have. Car camping is a great way to get accustomed safely. Get to know your environment in the winter to see if investing in heated or insulated tents or even an ATV or four-wheeler is right for you. Keep in mind the old adage: “I’d rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it!”
If you can’t get your family on-board with winter camping practice, don’t sweat it. Focus on honing these skills for yourself now to protect your family later. When the time comes for you to use them, you won’t be left out in the cold.
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