5 ways you can stay warm in winter
How can you keep warm in winter?
I remember the movie The Day After Tomorrow. Where the people
were facing an ice age ahead, with temperatures so cold your
blood could freeze instantly.
Everyone was working hard on keeping warm. They were hiding in a
library which was really convenient. You wouldn't run out of
things to burn in a library that is full of books. In their
effort to stay warm, they kept their fireplace ablaze by burning
library books, feeding the fire continually for that much needed
A homeless guy who had to survive winter in the streets crushed
up paper and stuffed his clothes with them for insulation.
Insulate your clothing to keep the warmth in and the cold out.
Crushing the paper trapped air. Air is a great insulator of
heat. So that made a lot of sense.
#1 Generate heat.
To generate heat, most modern homes have a proper heating
system. Just make sure you pay your heating bills. If you can't
pay the bills, get your bills paid on your behalf. For example,
if you are a U.S. resident, here's where you can get free
If you use an old fashion log fireplace, stock up on plenty of
firewood in case you get snowed in.
#2 Layer your clothing
Wear layers of clothing to keep warm. Start off with a base
layer. The thermal
underwear. Ideally, your thermal underwear should fit like
second skin. The goal is to keep your body heat in. Pure cotton
thermal underwear would probably work if the temperature is
above 5 degrees celsius. Colder than that and you need something
much warmer. Like merino
wool. Or a base layer that is suitable for snow sports, like
Insulayer thermal underwear which has 2 layers of fabric
that trap air between the layers, for added insulation.
On top of the thermal underwear, you might want to wear a wool
sweater and thick denim jeans
or wool pants. You might want to add on a warm jacket or even a
trenchcoat over the sweater. Depending on the severity of cold
you might face, you might want to add more layers. Don't forget
your gloves , scarve,woolen hat, ear muffs and boots. If it is
really very cold, you might even need a ski mask.
#3 Drink warming liquids
Drinking a cup of ginger tea helps you body fight the cold too.
Drinking plenty of hot soup at meals warms up the body
#4 Bring a warm shawl
Carry along a cashmere
throw, or at least a wool wrap with you so you can wrap that
around you when you need additional warmth.
#5 Keep one another warm
Finally, huddle up close to a loved warm so you can keep each
other warm. That's how our ancestors survived the cold winters
when they lived in caves. They would huddle close together near
the fire to keep warm.