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Jan
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comment Will drinking lots of water in the day(s) prior to a long trek mean I will need less water on the trek?
@BenCrowell. Alcohol isn't diuretic? I take it you've never had a hangover, then?
Jan
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Jan
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comment Will drinking lots of water in the day(s) prior to a long trek mean I will need less water on the trek?
@Roflo - indeed. My problem is I'll drink a doppio instead of a half pint of water. So more coffee == much less water :(
Jan
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answered Will drinking lots of water in the day(s) prior to a long trek mean I will need less water on the trek?
Jan
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comment How fast do you lose heat in cold water immersion?
@Escoce The question text I quoted conflicts with question title that you've quoted :( Everythng you say is correct (so +1 from me) but I think you may be answering the wrong question.
Jan
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comment How fast do you lose heat in cold water immersion?
@njzk2 Indeed :) But the question body is specifically asking "How long does it take after immersion into cold water to develop hypothermia?". But you're right not care unduly about Hypothermia, as it almost certainly won't be what kills you.
Jan
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comment How fast do you lose heat in cold water immersion?
@PaulD Do you have any links for those? Most of my google searches seem to back up the '30 minutes' figure, give or take.
Jan
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comment How fast do you lose heat in cold water immersion?
@ShemSeger "Your body will warm the water immediately around you" Yes, that's how partly how wet suits work. But I'm not aware if that effect makes any difference without something like a neoprene barrier layer. You'll be moving in the water anyway to stay afloat/swim/get out.
Jan
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comment How fast do you lose heat in cold water immersion?
"Any longer than 10 minutes in the water and you will no longer have the strength nor ability to hoist yourself out of the water". Agreed, but that's not hypothermia, it's cold incapacitation. outdoorswimmingsociety.com/swimming_outdoors/embrace_cold/…
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Jan
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comment Hypothermia Prevention - Post Ice Water Fall
Good answer :) Interesting stuff re shared sleeping bags here. rendezvous.nols.edu/content/view/1677/964 - basically can inhibit the casualty's shivering response which is one way the body warms itself.
Jan
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answered How fast do you lose heat in cold water immersion?
Jan
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comment Winter backpacking pants
@JonCuster Yes, and gaiters help protect pants against accidental crampon snagging
Jan
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comment Possible to transform (at least two) smartphones into walkie-talkie like devices?
@RoryAlsop a week - Where do you find those? These show 10 hours on NiMh. or 26 hours on alkaline disposables. motorolasolutions.com/en_us/products/two-way-radios/….
Jan
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comment Hypothermia Prevention - Post Ice Water Fall
@njzk2 I was surprised too. But I've added a few references. I don't know enough about this stuff to risk making it up.
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Jan
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answered Suggestions for a winter lifestyle
Jan
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comment Hypothermia Prevention - Post Ice Water Fall
um, whats a 'snowflake of a question' mean?
Jan
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comment Hypothermia Prevention - Post Ice Water Fall
@imsodin : Loss of dexterity is cold incapacitation ,not hypothermia. Quote from your link: "it is impossible for a victim to become hypothermic in less than 20 to 30 minutes immersion in cold water."