Always Wear a Hat

Today’s Tip:  Winter Survival Tip

When outside in cold weather, especially in a survival situation, always keep your head covered. You can lose 40 to 45 percent of body heat from an unprotected head and even more from the unprotected neck, wrist, and ankles. These areas of the body are good radiators of heat and have very little insulating fat. The brain is very susceptible to cold and can stand the least amount of cooling. Because there is so much blood circulation in the head, most of which is on the surface, you can lose heat quickly if you do not cover your head.