Monday, January 14, 2013

Brown's Outdoor Retail: Winter Safety Tips

I have been hearing quite a bit on the news lately about winter safety tips regarding the ice. Usually, around this time of year, the ice would be fine to go on, but with the winters becoming shorter and warmer, this is not the case. The ice is not safe to be on right now and there are signs to look for to know if it is safe.

  1. Never go on the ice alone or without telling someone.
  2. Avoid being in the same are with a group of people.
  3. Always wear a life jacket.
  4. Look for large cracks or in the ice.
  5. Clear ice is the strongest. Ice formed by melted and refrozen snow appears milky, is very porous and very weak. Ice covered by snow should always be presumed unsafe.
  6. Four inches of ice will generally hold an average-sized person on foot. Snowmobiles and ORVs need at least eight inches of solid, consistent ice.

Brown's Outdoor Retail: Winter Safety Tips: Winter Safety Tips Don't let children play outside in the snow for more than 3-4 hours at a time and monitor them. Don't over exert your...