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In cold weather, get hot packs for your hands, feet and body

The weather is plummeting across the country, especially in the Midwest, so today’s tip concerns a way to help you stay warm. It comes from TODAY meteorologist Dylan Dreyer, who wrote a guide to staying warm outside:

“The secret to warm feet involves hot packs for your toes. You have to sandwich your toes between them…one hot pack on the bottom, one on top. Then hot-packed feet go into Ugg slippers, which then go into waterproof snow boots. I bring along lots of hot packs, but they’re also thin. Anything thin can go around the outside of your bag — don’t stack because that will only take up room!

“Speaking of hot packs…I put a hot pack into each of my pockets and also stick one to the inside of my jacket. Combine that with Belvita breakfast crackers and bananas…and that’s everything I need!”

Here are the hot packs that Dylan is talking about (or at least the ones that I use):

Stay warm and safe out there. The New York Times notes that it’s expected to get as low as -65ºF (!) with windchill in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and in that kind of cold exposed skin can become frostbite in just five minutes. Chicago, meanwhile, will see its coldest weather in 30 years. As the number of flight cancelations and delays may rise, here’s my guide to handling them.

If you have your own tips for staying warm in the extreme cold, please share them in the comments below!

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2 Comments On "A Cold Weather Tip From a Meteorologist"
  1. Carl Kruse|

    Timely info as I’m currently freezing my buns off. Thanks!

  2. Cavender Ferris|

    Great tips. Too many people ‘hibernate’ for the winter when there are so many great activities that can be enjoyed.

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