Essential cold-weather tips for idiots

I’m from California, but this is my third New England winter (though last year doesn’t really count since Washington DC and New York stole al our snow). Even I know, this is a really important message:

And the tips for idiots (mentioned at 0:57) are especially important:

– Do not attempt to mow lawn
– Do not eat de-icing salt
– Do not start fires indoors
– If you pee on yourself, change pants immediately [it may start off feeling warmer, but wet cotton = hypothermia – kb]
– Wear mittens
– Snow is cold
– A garbage bag does not make a “great coat”
– Keep icicles out of eyes

Be safe out there guys!


  1. #1 blf
    December 31, 2010

    Don’t live where it snows.


  2. #2 Elizabeth Munroz
    January 1, 2011

    Thanks for posting this. I laughed so hard, I cried. I’m from Buffalo area. You really need to know how to deal with the cold and snow. Incidentally, now living in Northern California, I do not turn the heat on in my house until it gets below 58 degrees.

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