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I'm from California, but this is my third New England winter (though last year doesn't really count since Washington DC and New York stole al our snow). Even I know, this is a really important message:

And the tips for idiots (mentioned at 0:57) are especially important:

  • Do not attempt to mow lawn
  • Do not eat de-icing salt
  • Do not start fires indoors
  • If you pee on yourself, change pants immediately [it may start off feeling warmer, but wet cotton = hypothermia - kb]
  • Wear mittens
  • Snow is cold
  • A garbage bag does not make a "great coat"
  • Keep icicles out of eyes

Be safe out there guys!