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Winter Survival Secrets, With Expert Tim MacWelch

Winter is nature’s most dangerous season. A wind chill of -20 degrees Fahrenheit can lead to frostbite in only 30 minutes, and if you stay out much longer, it can kill you.

But if you’re prepared and know what you’re doing, you can survive.

Winter survival is this week’s topic on Off The Grid Radio as we talk to outdoors expert Tim MacWelch, the author of the new book “The Ultimate Winter Survival Handbook” as well as three bestselling survival books, including “How to Survive Anything.”

Tim shares with us everything we need to know in order to survive being stranded during winter – whether that’s in the wilderness or on the side of a deserted road.

Tim tells us the first thing we should do in such an instance, and then he gives us advice on:

  • What you should wear for winter survival – and why nearly everyone gets it wrong.
  • How snow itself can be used to help you survive, and not just for melting and drinking it.
  • What you can forage for during winter, no matter how much snow is on the ground.
  • How you can build a durable shelter, even in a snow-covered forest.
  • Which winter-specific items deserve a space in your survival kit or bug-out bag, and how you can use each one of them.
  • How you can stay warm using only what is on your body and what is in the wilderness.

Tim also tells us how to survive in the wilderness if our clothes get wet – and how it involves doing something that seems counterintuitive. If you’re a survivalist or just someone who wants to build your winter survival skills, then this show is for you!

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