Information on surviving and performing in cold environments.
Check out the HPRC articles, policies, reports, and links to additional resources on what you need to know about surviving in cold environments.
- Air Force Guidance Memorandum to AFPAM 48151 Thermal Injury [PDF]
- Read about the Air Force’s 2011 policies and guidance for thermal injury, including risk factors, clinical presentation, complications, and treatment of heat stroke.
- Cold Injury Prevention
- The United States Army Public Health Command web page on Cold Injury Prevention provides information to help Warfighters cope with cold environments, including how to prevent injuries and casualties. Links to additional sources of information are available on the associated Resource Materials page; note that most of these require CAC or AKO/DKO log-in.
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of Tactical Important to U.S. Central Command [PDF]
- This U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine Technical Guide 273 includes detailed information on cold-weather injuries, primarily targeted for health professionals.
- Institute of Medicine’s Nutritional Needs in Cold and High-Altitude Environments
- Prevention & Treatment of Heat and Cold Stress Injuries [PDF]
- This technical manual provides current Navy knowledge on heat and cold stress injuries, including their causes, prevention, treatment, and effects.
- Prevention of Cold Injuries during Exercise [PDF]
- This evidence-based review provides guidance to enable individuals exercising in the cold to avoid injury.
- Sustaining Health and Performance in the Cold [PDF]
- This document provides general guidelines for cold weather operations.
- TB MED 508: Prevention and Management of Cold- Weather Injuries
- USACHPPM and the US Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) have developed valuable cold weather-related injury prevention materials, including useful guidelines, publications, training aids, and presentations, as well as policies.
- Wearing Army Combat Boots in Cold Weather [PDF]
- Keeping your feet warm and dry is one of the essentials to maintaining performance in cold environments. The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine has developed a fact sheet on the various types of Army combat boots available.