FM 31-70 Basic Cold Weather Manual is designed to prepare the individual soldier and small unit commander to conduct military operations for extended periods of time under the most severe and varying cold weather climatic conditions. The doctrine and techniques in the manual are applicable in any area that has cold weather and snow with their accompanying operational problems. Troops properly trained in this doctrine and these techniques will be able to fight; live; and move in any cold weather area in the world.
Being able to operate in cold weather is an important skill for the outdoors man and the prepper. As I right this the roads are icy and the stores are out of milk, bread, and eggs. Those that are not panicking or posting on Facebook about cold dogs are no doubt enjoying french toast. I am sitting inside my home and working while being toasty warm and enjoying a warm beverage. If I need to go out I will do so comfortably because I understand the techniques found inside this free PDF.
I hope that you get some use out of this military manual and can enyout the winter weather rather than let it harm you.
FM 31-70 Basic Cold Weather Manual