The Truth Behind Winter Clothing, Winter Safety Made Real, Part 5

The previous four parts of WSMR have presented the physical science and physiological principles behind staying warm in winter.  If you can keep all parts of your body warm, then winter and cold weather are not an issue.  Once you know how things actually work you can find or build whatever you may need.

With all of this back ground, in today’s class and subsequent classes we will be applying this new understanding to take care of the body with proper clothing, nutrition, attitudes and practices. When properly executed there can be no suffering in the cold and cold injuries impossible.

We’ll explore where layering fits in the scheme of winter clothing, what their limits and problems are along with how to tune them up for best performance.  The last third of the program will be on clothing evaluation to give you an idea of how to look at winter clothing with performance in mind and not just rely on slick ads, hangtags and well meaning salesmen expounding habits and traditions used in the winter.

Jim Phillips is a nationally known speaker and teacher who has professionally taught thousands of classes all across the United States for 40 years.

Jim is a strong advocate of self-reliance living and family preparedness.  He developed an entire preparedness curriculum by asking himself the question “What if?” and then setting out to discover what actually does and does not work.


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Winter Safety & Self Reliant Living Made Real, Part 2

Join Jim as he discusses cold weather survival and preparedness part 3. In this episode, he talks about heat loss via radiation, thermal conductivity, clothing insulators, and much, much more.

Presented in Part-1 of Winter Safety Made Real was the footing for this whole WSMR series: the purpose and approach to winter safety, along with “Why Winter Experiences Fail”, “The Taboos of Cold Weather”, “The Wives’ Tales of Winter”, and An Introduction to PALS™.

Part-2 presents the key points and performance possibilities using PALS™ (the Phillips Arctic Living System™) and why Jim does what he does and the benefit it can bring others.  One of the most important parts in this presentation will be the in depth explanation of the body’s physiological response to the cold and the key steps to keeping hands and feet warm.  Possessing this understanding alone can dramatically change a person’s comfort and safety in the cold.


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Health and Healing Modalities and Therapies, Part 2

In this program we will continue last weeks discussion with Dr. Jed Adamson, ND, NMD, DSc on many of the methods and Therapies for healing and health maintenance.

The previous program included Herbology, Homeopathy, Essential Oils/Aroma therapy, chiropractic, SMT, Hurly Techniques, Reflexology/Zone Therapy, Auricular Therapy, Cold Laser, and Hydro-Colon Therapy. We’ll expand on this list of different methodologies and cover some of the interrelationships between them.

There will be a particular emphasis on the methods and techniques that can be learned and practiced at home by any of us. It’s particularly important that each household has a set of practical and practiced methods for dealing with the wide variety of health issues that can and do arise in the good times and more especially in the difficult times. Not only will this be important for your well being now, but such skill may prove lifesaving in the future for your household as well as others in your community.

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Meet Real-Life Mountain Woman Tammy Trayer

In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, you get to meet the inspiring Tammy Trayer of Mountain Woman Journals. Tammy, along with her husband and son, live off-grid in Idaho. They love and live survival and preparedness, and they love and serve God in everything they do. Tammy and I visited about their experience of building their off-grid home while living in a wall tent for 8 months, about their collection of antique hand-powered tools, about the gluten-free and casein-free diet they follow for her son’s autism, and much, much more… Plus, the tip of the week!

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Modalities, Therapies for Healing with Dr. Adamson, Part-1

All around one hears of various methods, modalities, therapies and products that promise to give everything one might want for health and wellbeing.  Some of these are new, just bursting onto the scene, others are established with an established track record, some are ancient in origin, some are accepted by mainstream medical organizations in this country and others are accepted and widely used by the medical field in other developed countries.

Some of these methods only have anecdotal history, while others have years of clinical evidence for their efficacy.   We’ll explore many of these areas of health and healing with Dr. Adamson, ND, NMD, DSc.

Dr. Jed Adamson (ND, NMD, DSc) brings to his profession a blend of traditional medical training enhanced by a deep understanding and experience with natural, companion and holistic approaches.

For the past 12 years he’s operated the Adamson Naturopathic Clinic in Twin Falls, Idaho.  Dr. Adamson is also the founder of the Intermountain College of Natural Health.


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