One of the most difficult survival situations is a cold weather scenario.
Remember, cold weather is an adversary that can be as dangerous as an enemy
soldier. Every time you venture into the cold, you are pitting yourself
against the elements. With a little knowledge of the environment, proper
plans, and appropriate equipment, you can overcome the elements. As you
remove one or more of these factors, survival becomes increasingly
difficult. Remember, winter weather is highly variable. Prepare yourself to
adapt to blizzard conditions even during sunny and clear weather.
Cold is a far greater threat to survival than it appears. It decreases
your ability to think and weakens your will to do anything except to get
warm. Cold is an insidious enemy; as it numbs the mind and body, it subdues
the will to survive.
Cold makes it very easy to forget your ultimate goal—to survive.