7 Days of September – Day #6: Exposure

A.H. Trimble - Emergency preparedness information for disasters and grid-down

If you haven’t read the post on September 1, 2019 that explains this post…well, go read that post first (91/2019) and then this post will make more sense.

In the most simple of terms…we don’t want to become sick, or die, from exposure. We have to be concerned about both hypothermia (cold exposure) and hyperthermia (heat exposure) in emergency, disaster, or grid-down situations because you can die pretty dang quickly from exposure. And this is true whether it is winter or summer.

The best way to present my concept of protection from the elements is expressed in layers of protection.

emergency Preparedness Layers - shelterSo let’s get started with putting you in the middle of a bunch of concentric circles representing the expanding layers protecting us from the elements and all other aspects of exposure.

First up – clothing

Yup, nothing fancy, no special piece of gear or equipment, just clothing. But, this is…

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

73 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.

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