3. Dress in layers
Perhaps the best tip for staying warm during a winter power outage is layering. Lots of it. Just as we minimized heat-loss in our home, now it’s time to increase our personal insulation values.
When layering your core, it’s always best to start off small and increase layers gradually over time, espe- cially with wool and cotton (indoors only). Start with just a t-shirt. Then add a long-sleeve tee. Then add a sweater. Turtleneck sweaters are even better because they minimize the heat loss around your neck.
Wearing the proper attire will keep your family warm, even when your heater isn’t running at full capacity. There’s no reason to run you heater just so your family can dress like they’re at the beach.
…And Wear Some Headgear
Your Mom was right about this. If your feet are cold, put on a hat. The largest amount of heat loss comes from the head, so start off with a hat or beanie, something warm that can trap the heat. Scarves are great for keeping the neck warm.
Pack both a light synthetic hat and a thick wool one. The best secret for sleeping warm in the win- ter: Wear your thickest hat to bed.