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Locale: Atlanta, GA
Interesting Article on Hypothermia on 03/14/2009 07:32:09 MDT Print View

As Freezing Persons Recollect the Snow--First Chill--Then Stupor--Then the Letting Go

The cold hard facts of freezing to death
By Peter Stark

http://outside.away.com/outside/magazine/0197/9701fefreez.html

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Hypo on 03/14/2009 07:48:41 MDT Print View

As always, 'tis a scary phenomenon. I always tell my scouts at camp that the worst part of hypothermia is the loss of motor control and the loss of mental function. Good post.

Robert Bryant
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Locale: Upstate
Re: Interesting Article on Hypothermia on 03/14/2009 08:22:34 MDT Print View

I had stage 2 hypothermia combined with severe dehydration several years back from a bad stomach bug. I lost 25 pounds of water weight and my temp was 93 degrees. It took me about 2 weeks to fully recover after the bug was gone. This illness had nothing to do with backpacking, but after that I don't play games with keeping warm and hydrated. I don't care if I have to carry a couple of extra pounds in my backpack, it ain't worth it to be on the stupid side of lightweight.