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Scarves, mittens and hats are a great way to express your personality in the cold weather.
Are you at risk of losing power due to a natural disaster like a winter storm? We certainly are here in Indiana. Do you have a plan to stay warm and avoid a serious condition like hypothermia? If you do, I'm really proud of you. :) If you do not, get prepared today!
I'm reading The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency by Anna Hess and one of the December entries is on how to stay warm without electricity. Hess points out that a winter power outage can have serious consequences to your health and well-being if you have not laid out a plan before it occurs. Note that hypothermia can occur even if indoors in lower temperatures.
Hypothermia is especially risky for young children and the elderly. According to www.mayoclinic.org the symptoms of hypothermia is as follows:
*Note that I am not a physician and do not give medical advice. Please seek advice of your own medical professional on this issue.
Hypothermia Signs and Symptoms
Make plans now to lessen your risk of this dangerous condition by planning how you will keep your family warm during a power outage. So much better to be prepared than to risk a medical emergency when emergency rooms and hospitals may be overwhelmed.
Here are four ways that Anna Hess recommends to have in place before a winter storm knocks out power and your heat supply. She outlines ways to heat a room but emphasizes more heating your body instead.
How have your handled Staying Warm during a Power Outage in the past? I would love to see your comments....
Tomorrow is our Sunday Cooking post and I'll be discussing how to roast a whole chicken. Really easy to do and will feed your family a meal, plus some leftovers and then a carcass to make soup.
I hope to see you then.....
Peace be with you,
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