I read a recent article on ABC News entitled Cold Weather Myths: What You Need to Know During a Snowstorm.
In this article, they claim that:
Experts say despite the warm feeling a shot of whiskey can bring, alcohol is actually more harmful than helpful in cold temperatures.
Is this true? This is counter to everything I've heard on the subject my whole life, from various sources including outdoorsmen I respect and documentaries.
Are there any benefits to sipping a little alcohol out in the cold? What harm is there to outweigh these benefits?