How to Naturally Keep Warm in Cold Environments

How to Naturally Keep Warm in Cold Environments
How to Naturally Keep Warm in Cold Environments

What natural materials can you use as insulation to help keep you warm in cold elements?

• Tree bark
• Mud
• Dry leaves
• Branches

Answer: Dry Leaves

Using natural materials like dry leaves stuffed in between layers of clothing is one of the most effective ways of staying warm in cold weather, especially in an outdoor survival situation.

Insulation is all about trapping air between layers. Simply shove dry leaves or other natural materials like grass or cattail between clothing layers. This will help trap warm air protecting you from the harsh cold elements.

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There are plenty of ways dry leaves can help you in a survival situation. Here are some examples:

• They can be used as tinder to start a fire.
• They can be used them to help prevent foot blisters.
• They can be used to collect rainwater.
• They can be used to protect from rain.
• They can be cooked and used for tea (requires plant knowledge).

In a survival situation, knowing how to properly insulate yourself and your cold weather shelter can mean the difference between life and death.

Whether you’re in an urban or wilderness environment, there are always a number of ways and materials that you can use to keep warm. Preparation is always the best defense.

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~To Your Survival!

Insulation against cold – one minute survival tip from SurvivalSmart.