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Are you prepared to travel in the cold?

Many people still are or will be traveling during this cold spell.

While I am wearing a medium coat and working outside, manyare freezing

at 45 degrees.

Those traveling in the colder regions need to prepare for the worst.

Windchill is the worst enemy in the cold.


If you have a car problem, stay in the car!

If you are on a less traveled road, make sure someone knows the road you will be on and when you should arrive.

Blankets and food and water can increase your chances of survival  if stuck for an extended periods of time.

There are many items to also have with you.

disposable hand and body warmers



Additional clothing


and a lot m ore.


Just stop and think about your travels.

Think about the weather and the roads being traveled.


Then plan accordingly.

Please Be safe!!!

Comment balloon 17 commentsWilliam Feela • December 26 2017 12:20PM


Excellent words of advice, William.  People should always be prepared for the worst.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 2 years ago

Great tips... my best tip for myself is not to travel where it's cold when it's cold. (One reason I did move to the south! )

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 2 years ago

Good morning, William Feela it's expected to be single digits here all week, with today being the warmest day at 24 degrees.... I'm working from home all week.... comfortably sitting by the pellet stove....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 2 years ago

Very dangerous cold expected for us in southern Missouri. Love your tips to keep everyone prepared for emergencies.

Posted by faye schubert, Living the Branson Lake Life over 2 years ago

Good morning William. Did not pay much attention to such warnings while living in Florida. Now back in Chicago, where it is below zero today, a whole different appreciation. Thanks. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 2 years ago

Good morning William. This is excellent and important. I think the I Need Help sign is often not had. I'm making one today.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 2 years ago

Yes, some preparation is necessary if we are driving around in the cold.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) over 2 years ago

Bill, I don't know how you and Bob can stand that bitter cold?? Guess you can go out and drill ahole in the lake ice and go fishing and ignore the cold!

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) over 2 years ago


I remember those very cold Minnesota mornings.  When I was at the U in Mpls, I wore so many layers, used the tunnels to get to class, and was still cold.  Great advice from you.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 2 years ago

I remember as a small child we got stuck in the snow and we were really stuck. It was scary and we had no blankets or flashlights. If you live in an area where that can happen, you need to be prepared.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Yes I am William Feela my Yankee (cold weather) training stays with me here in Texas

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Hi William,

I just wanted to stop by and wish  you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 2 years ago

Morning William.

Well sir it is cold outside 20's without the wind chill.  Leaving this morning for a 4 hour round trip to help one of my grandsons.  I'm staying on the well traveled roads.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 2 years ago

I had -22 this moring.  Now days I don't even leave the housse without my cell phone in case I fall and get hurt.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 2 years ago

This is timely advice to share with travelers.

Be safe and enjoy the holidays.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago

Cold weather is not my thing at all... warm weather please. It is important to be prepared if you live in a cold weather area. Great post thank you for sharing. 

Posted by Laura Filip, What can we do for you today? (Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life ) over 2 years ago

Great points. The cold is really hitting many of us hard and these are great things to kee in mind. Thanks for sharing. 

Posted by Corey Martin, Real Estate and Management Solutions (Martin Presence Group) over 2 years ago