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comment What do I need to be aware of if I'm considering purchasing a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)?
Good point, the United States.
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asked What do I need to be aware of if I'm considering purchasing a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)?
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comment How could I treat scrapes outdoors without a first aid kit?
I don't know about you guys but the thought of putting a spider's web -- and potentially its eggs! -- in an open wound seems a little terrifying to me. Sounds like the beginning of a bad horror movie.
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comment Staying dry in severe weather
While I think the intent of the question is good, there are so many unknowns, it's hard to give good advice. What do you have on hand? What are the natural features that are available? Are you on a mountain or in low land? Are there trees or is it fairly open? Not that you need to answer all these, just trying to point out how the answer can vary wildly.
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comment Staying dry in severe weather
The need to get to higher ground is debatable due to lightning danger.
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
This is interesting. Since I'm so invested in this answer, do you have a source with more info on what the image shows, how it was captured, etc.
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answered What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
The head is one of the areas that loses heat most quickly. I'm not saying anything about whether it's most of your heat or half of your heat, or anything like that. Just that you should focus on keeping it warm. That's not a misconception. And yes, if you're wearing a warm wool hat and are totally naked underneath, then you'll lost most of your heat through your body instead. So yes, you'll lose heat through the areas that aren't protected. But the question is asking which areas are most important to protect, all else being equal.
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
It's an indisputable, biological fact that your skin does not lose heat evenly. You lose heat when there's a lot of blood near the surface of your skin. Therefore, areas with lots of blood vessels near the skin will lose heat faster than areas where they are buried deeper. It's not a debate or my opinion, it's science.
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revised If lost in the wilderness, what is the first thing I should do?
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
Yes, heat loss can occur from anywhere, but the question asks where it goes the fastest.
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
I really don't understand why I'm being down-voted...
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
Alright, I kind of feel like giving up at this point since I'm getting so trashed for it, but "heat is lost through the skin uniformly" is not true. The OP's question indicates that they know this, and are asking where it's lost the fastest -- but all of the answers neglect this.
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
Yep! Also, the skull has thin skin and a high concentration of blood vessels near the skin, allowing blood to cool off much more quickly. This is also why people tend to be much more worried when they get a cut on their head than they do when they get a cut elsewhere on their body. The potential for bleeding out quickly is much higher.
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
My source for this is mostly my father, who is a doctor. Also, the "head" claim is backed up by my friends who go running in the winter in shorts and a t-shirt: they put on a hat and gloves and those are enough to keep their entire body warm. While the head may be generally over emphasized in thermal regulation, it's still a very important source of heat loss. It's dangerous to have someone who just read the wikipedia page on thermoregulation proselytizing about the "wrong" ways to stay warm
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
This addresses heat loss in general, but doesn't really answer the OP's question directly -- what parts of the body to concentrate on warming.