11 Winter Camping Safety Tips Essential to Your Adventure

When temperatures or wind chills are very cold, your extremities are at risk of frostbite. Areas particularly vulnerable to this cold injury include your fingers, toes, nose, ears, and face. According to the National Safety Council, you should seek medical attention immediately if you see skin that is waxy in texture with a white, yellow, or grey coloration. If you suspect that someone may have frostbite, there are some things you can do if medical attention will be delayed: You can soak the affected area in lukewarm (not warmer than 104 degrees Fahrenheit) water for about half an hour and elevate the frostbitten area.

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