The worst killer in the wild isn’t some exotic predator. It’s not careless hunters with their guns. It’s not even the roughest country you can find. No, the worst killer in the wild is nothing more than cold. Yes, more people die in the wild of hypothermia, than any other reason.
With colder weather showing up and the feel of snow in the air, we can all tell that winter is just around the corner. While there is much to like about winter, especially the holidays and sitting in front of a fire with the snow falling outside, there is also much to give us reason for concern. In most parts of the country, wintertime is the most dangerous time of year, with low temperatures creating the opportunity for hypothermia.
When we start talking about natural disasters, most people think of the biggies: hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis. Those are the ones which give people fear, and rightly so, because they claim a lot of lives and do a huge amount of damage. But there is a much more common natural disaster; one which millions of people face, each and every year… it’s called winter.