Posted: Dec 15, 2013 12:43 PM by Pat Shingleton
With overnight lows in the 30s, experts believe that mittens are more effective than gloves for hand warming. During episodes of extremely cold weather exposed parts of your body such as ears, nose, toes and fingers are especially vulnerable. Hunters, fishing enthusiasts and golfers may experience "chilblains," caused by prolonged exposure to cold, damp weather. Symptoms include: redness, burning itching and chafing of hands and feet. Years ago, the U.S. Army designed a climate-controlled high-tech "uniform." These waterproof suits included tubes, similar to NASA's space suits; circulating cold and warm to accommodate body temperature. "Objective Force Warrior" is a computerized suit equipped with a tele-screen helmet and purifying system.