The amount of information you will find here on winter and cold weather safety is extensive; it illustrates an in-depth understanding found no where else.
This information is broken into sections so it will be easier for you to find what you are looking for. There are also new items being added periodically.
General Background and Overview
An excellent place to begin this is with the webcast of the class, (CLICK) Weather Happens: Clothing 2001w. Clothing is your personal portable shelter from the extremes of climate and weather. This includes protection in both very hot and cold environments.
The most complete understanding of cold weather technology and practices can be gained from the class entitled Winter Without Worries (WWW).
Winter Without Worries (WWW) is the premier class series by Jim Phillips, and the title says it all. Jim first authored and taught this class in 1984 under its original name, “Without Fire Or Shelter” (WOFOS).
Jim significantly revised, expanded and updated the WOFOS class in 1999 and renamed it “Winter Without Worries™” (WWW). Jim continues to regularly teach the WWW class series and take people into the field for the best part of all, which he calls “SnoCollege™”. Often his co-instructor is his oldest son, James, a third generation Arctic snow camper and instructor.
Although WWW has been (and is) taught live by Jim since 1984, it is being recorded and edited for release on DVD with a class manual/workbook of over 200 pages. The Winter Without Worries class series is all about the PALS approach to living, working and surviving comfortably in the cold.
(CLICK) A Winter Without Worries Experience If the performance is going to be extraordinary, then it will work for the inexperienced newcomer in a way that nothing else can. That’s exactly what you’ll learn about in this 53-minute video.
Additional videos on the extreme cold weather conditions and the PALS technology:
(CLICK) Compression Tests Comparing Foams Whether you build your own FoamClothing™ or buy it already made, it is vital that the right materials are used. The most critical material of all is the foam, and by no means are all foams alike. This 8-minute video demonstrates just how big of a difference there can be and one of the parameters you need to be looking out for. We hear people tell us that they are getting foam from someone who says it’s the same foam that Jim Phillips uses, only much cheaper. It’s probably cheaper alright, but you can be almost certain it’s not the same foam.
SPECIAL VIDEO LINK Blizard Interview with Six SnoCollege Particpants, Feb. 25, 2012
SPECIAL VIDEO LINK Jim’s Resolute Bay Hypothermia Graph
SPECIAL VIDEO LINK Hang Tag Performance Rating
SPECIAL VIDEO LINK The Truth About Insulation
SPECIAL VIDEO LINK Winter Clothing Evaluation and Comparison Video