Despite a national mandate for increased global warming in the November general election, winter's icy grip is once again upon us.As seasons go, winter is easily the most dangerous. In fact, back in high school, Winter used to sharpen shives on the floor of the cafeteria and force spring into all manners of unspeakable indignities.But there's more to this column than nonsensical homoerotic innuendo. Not much more, but more. We may not be playing the Oregon Trail, but you'll still need some help surviving. Follow these tips and you'll shoot 482 pounds of winter wonderland, although you'll only be able to carry 100 pounds back to the wagon.