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Re: People over-react and under-react to potential dangers
Well, you're assuming "exposure" means hypothermia. It could mean frostbite, etc. I also don't think a coroner is going to generally rule "exposure to cold" as a cause o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
May 29, 8:18am

Re: Re: Re: How many packs and shelters is too many?
"Man, don't let Ben hear you say that." Yeah, it's blasphemy on here. I guess that makes me a "gear heretic".

In GEAR » How many packs and shelters is too many?
May 29, 6:55am

Re: How many packs and shelters is too many?
Just say no to gear lust. Before it turns to gear glutton. :-) I won't buy a piece of gear anymore without selling something first. My wife, dog, and I are usually out together. Occasion...

In GEAR » How many packs and shelters is too many?
May 29, 6:46am

Re: How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
Going back to the OP- "But if the weather turned they would get hypothermia and die. It's really that straight forward. You get wet and you die." That's a completely untrue ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
May 29, 6:12am

Re: hypothermia
"the problem with hypothermia is that many people dont know the symptoms" Agreed. Shivering doesn't instantly mean hypothermia. Neither does cold hands/feet (mine are cold all the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
May 28, 5:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hypothermia
I gave factual information. It comes from the Wilderness Medicine Institute/NOLS and Rescue 6 International (whitewater/swiftwater rescue trainers). What you posted says the same thing I did. 32...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
May 28, 5:16pm

Re: Thanks
I wouldn't use the inner for 2 big guys. It's fine for a couple that sleeps close or maybe one person and a dog and palatial for one person alone.

In GEAR » Any One Using HMG ECHO II Ultralight Shelter System?
May 28, 12:46pm

Re: RAB Infinity vs OR Incandescent
I also have an Infinity (Endurance version). Specs alone make it lighter and warmer (more fill and at a higher fill power). I'm 5'8 with a long torso and the men's small covers my ba...

In GEAR » RAB Infinity vs OR Incandescent
May 28, 12:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Hypothermia
Even the site you linked directly to states a healthy adult can survive 2 hours while treading water @ 50 F. That's without a PFD. Thanks for reinforcing my point. Can you get hypothermia in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
May 28, 12:03pm

Re: Hypothermia
Lots of misconceptions about the onset of hypothermia. For a healthy adult, it can take 30 mins or more for mild symptoms to develop when immersed in ice water (0 C or 32 F). That goes up to 2 hour...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
May 28, 6:50am

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