1/14/14 – Meeting Winter’s Challenge During Hard Times (Part 3)

Safe Harbor Alliance radio show

The Safe Harbor Alliance Radio Show
Date: January 14, 2014
Time: 8:00 – 9:15 pm Mountain Time

Instructor and Host: Jim Phillps

For Year Round Community Resilience, Individuals/ Families Must Understand Winter Safety and Cold Injury Issues and Answers.

During difficult times winter conditions adds to the difficulties of life for everyone. At such times the importance of being part of a properly functioning community is multiplied many times over. However, it is vital to understand that a community is made up of individuals, families and households, and if they are unable to function effectively because of the cold, the community as a whole is threatened.

Since seasonal change is a fact of life and winter is generally the most challenging, it must be addressed and properly prepared for on the individual and household level for the community as a whole to survive.

Part-3, Cold Injury Effects on Individuals & Communities

No matter how or where it happens, when things go wrong in the winter, discomfort and misery are at hand. Serious injury and even death can follow for the ignorant and unprepared. Part of being prepared to avoid cold injury is to understand what these injuries are and how they affect the body.

Armed with this information one is better prepared to not just avoid cold discomfort in winter, but to prevent discomfort from progressing to the point of injury or death. It’s important to understand what these injuries are, their symptoms, their stages and how to head them off before it’s too late.

In Part-3 of this series we address the five different cold injuries, their effects on individuals and how that relates to a community as a whole.

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