How can you prevent frostbite?

When you know you are going to be in cold temperatures, dress warmly. Layer your clothing, wear two pairs of socks, hats, mittens (never gloves), and scarves. You want to keep your ears covered. It is important to prevent heat loss from your head and neck area. Wear windproof and waterproof clothing.

Make sure your boots and clothes are not too tight. This can cause poor circulation. Stay away from cramped positions. Keep moving to maintain blood flow to avoid poor circulation.

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