Winter is here for a couple more months and when going outside, make sure to bundle up and stay as warm as possible. If you are working outdoors, traveling or enjoying winter sports wear appropriate outdoor clothing: layers of light, warm clothing; mittens; hats; scarves and waterproof boots. Sprinkle cat litter or sand on icy patches. Learn safety precautions to follow when outdoors. Be aware of the wind chill factor. Work slowly when doing outside chores. Take a buddy and an emergency kit when you are participating in outdoor recreation. Avoid traveling when the weather service has issued advisories. If you must travel, inform a friend or relative of your proposed route and expected time of arrival. Check road conditions at http://511.ksdot.org/KanRoadPublic/default.aspx. Carry a fully charged cell phone and a cell phone charger.