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Smart Winter Survival Items
Not everyone can afford the luxury of a sunny Hawaiian holiday. Most of us have to battle harsh, wintery winds and heavy snowfalls for a good length of the year. No matter, these products from ActiveForever are sure to keep your family and friends safe, warm and cheery all winter long.
ActiveForever has a wide variety of snow and ice equipment designed to keep safety at the top of Santa’s list. These include such items as the most advanced in snow shoveling technology, to something as basic but necessary as ice grippers for effective snow and ice traction.
The winter products provided by the team at ActiveForever are the best bet at keeping the holidays fun and disaster free. After all, when the first snowflake descends from the sky, it seems as though people take to the outdoors in a frenzied fashion. Snowball fights, impromptu sledding competitions, and driveway clearing sessions dominate the day. Perhaps it is no wonder then that the frequency of emergency room visits skyrockets during the winter. Therefore, every little precaution helps when trying to make winter as stress and injury free as possible.
No one wants to invite guests over for hot cocoa and candy canes only to have them slip and fall on their way inside. This is where our top-of-the line, heated walkway mats come in so handy. These attractive and easy-to-use items ensure that potentially hazardous walkways remain snow and ice-free, completely eliminating the need for constant, back-breaking shoveling sessions. These products, when combined with our wide range of snow & ice cleats,are guaranteed to provide your entire family with safe and happy holiday season.
When there is no welcoming fire at the hearth to cozy up to, heated and insulated clothing is the next best thing. From fingers to toes, not a single inch of skin should be left out in the cold with all of the toasty wardrobe options available.
It’s important to keep in mind that winters are a time for holidays and family gatherings and the sharing of family traditions and tasty treats. The cold, harsh winter elements should never put a damper on things. With this complete collection of essential winter products, it is easy to ensure that you and your loved ones are kept warm and snug all season long.
Hypothermia vs. Frostbite
When dealing with especially harsh weather conditions, it"s important to be aware of the severity of the potentially life-threatening health implications involved. Unfortunately, the risks can run deeper than the common cold or flu. When proper precautions are taken however, the more dangerous conditions resulting from too much exposure to extremely cold weather can be avoided.
Hypothermia and frostbite are two such conditions, and left undetected and untreated for any amount of time can result in loss of limb or even death. While these terms are often used interchangeably, they are two different conditions and it is important to understand the distinctions as well as the warning signs of each.
Hypothermiais a condition that sets in when a body loses heat faster than it can produce heat. Normal body temperature is 98.6 F. Hypothermia results when the body temperature drops below 95 F.
This can occur when a person has spent too much time outdoors in bitter cold conditions. One can contract it from being cold and wet or being immersed in cold water for any sustained amount of time. Hypothermia affects the functioning of internal organs and can result in heart and respiratory system failure and death. Infants and the elderly are especially at risk of contracting hypothermia. Signs of Hypothermia usually develop gradually. They include slurred speech, lethargy, loss of coordination, slow breathing and confusion and memory loss.
If you encounter someone showing signs of Hypothermia, call 9-1-1, and monitor their breathing. If breathing slows, administer CPR. Remove all wet clothing, and insulate the person from the cold ground. Do not apply direct heat.
Frostbiteon the other hand, affects exposed, often smaller body parts such as hands, feet, ears, nose, etc., It occurs when skin and the underlying tissue begins to freeze. It is detected when the skin takes on a yellow hue or becomes waxy or numb. Mild forms of frostbite are treatable. More advanced forms however, can result in muscle, bone and nerve damage or infection, requiring amputation.
If you suspect you are experiencing signs of Frostbite, remove any wet clothes, cover any exposed areas of the skin, and gradually warm frostbitten areas. Place hands under armpits, and be careful not to walk on frostbitten feet or toes.