The first myth is that hypothermia is a disease. It is not. The important thing to remember is that the individual suffering from a lower than normal core temperature, hypothermia, has normal physiology for that temperature. As long as we do not mess with their physiology, then, with proper support, they should return to [...]
The best way to rewarm a hypothermia victim is NOT to place them naked in a sleeping bag with a warm naked rescuer so they can share body heat. The hypothermia victim is cold and vasoconstricted so they will not absorb heat through their pale, cold skin. The second problem occurs when the warm rescuer [...]
The Adirondack Express Weekly had an article on cold related injuries where they state in the conclusion “The best treatment for cold injuries is to recognize the early warning signs and take action.” Hopefully, with care one avoids the prospect of injury.
With the cold winter months upon us, it’s always a good idea to [...]
Paul Kirtley is a professional Bushcraft instructor who studied under the guidance of Ray Mears, the world-renowned Bushcraft and Survival expert, for 10 years. Paul now divides his time between bushcraft instruction, writing a bushcraft blog, and having his own adventures.
He recently published a posting on Hypothermia where Paul defines hypothermia and describes how [...]
The best treatment for cold injuries is to recognize the early warning signs and take action. Hopefully, with care one avoids the prospect of injury.
It is always a good idea to remain cognizant of possible injuries from the cold. Of course, our hands and feet are the most susceptible to cold injury primarily because [...]