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Post by KK6GFF » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:18 pm

Online check in pls.

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Post by Wildland909 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:27 pm

Early checkin please KN6FPT

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Post by kevinhum55 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:36 pm

Early Check in for round 2

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Post by NotAMog » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:37 pm

Please check in KD6GCO, Bruce and KN6VL, John
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Post by N7AJJ » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:41 pm

Hi Dave and the net....sorry I missed the on air checkin. Had my hands full and rand to the radio, but too late. So I'll check in here...thanks you! -Dale
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Post by KK6QMS » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:24 pm

Nano Striker fire starter- awesome- http://www.exotac.com/nanoSTRIKER-XL

Best wool garments and layers I have ever used. Pricey but last forever and work extremely well-
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Post by KK6ATH » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:31 pm

I used this tool last year and I fell in love with it.
they are a little pricy but worth the cash MADE IN AMERICA!

How to start a fire with steel wool:

I need to buy some of these

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Post by ke6bpz » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:59 pm

12 volt electric Camp heater solar powered.
Set the solar panel out to catch the Sun when it rises Auto kicks on and warms the tent.
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Post by lrsrngr » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:01 pm

Cold Weather Injuries:

Preventable and like most things the experienced outdoors person(s) need to help the less familiar. Use the buddy system and like safety, anyone can step in and pull the cold weather safety card!

1. Who's prone to these injuries:
A. Previous cold weather injury- those who have had a CWI in the past are more susceptible than others
B. Inadequate nutrition- underfeeding can cause low blood sugar which can impair shivering and also makes it more difficult to stay active and generate body heat
C. Alcohol- imparts a sense of warmth, causes dilation of skin blood vessels, increasing heat loss to the environment. Also impairs senses and judgment, making it difficult to detect signs and symptoms of a CWI
D. Nicotine- causes increased constriction of skin blood vessels, increasing chances of frostbite
E. Dehydration- can decrease ability to sustain heat-generating physical activity
F. Over-activity- if over-dressed for the conditions, sweating will lead to wet clothes and increased heat loss when activity has ended
G. Under-activity- lower heat production

2. Regulate body temperature:
A. When heat loss and production are in balance, body temperature is stable
B. When heat loss is greater, either in an area of the body (finger, toes) or in the body core, cooling occurs
C. When cooling is too great, cold weather injury can occur
D. Heat production:
1) Natural metabolism
2) Exercise
3) Shivering
E. Heat loss examples:
1) Convection
2) Conduction
3) Radiation
4) Evaporation
5) Respiration

3. Types of injuries:
A. Hypothermia: Life threatening
1) Hypothermia is a condition of abnormally low core body temperature which occurs when heat loss exceeds the body’s heat production. Hypothermia is usually associated with cold climates, but it can occur even in warm climates during extended exposure in thunderstorms, hail, rain, and accompanying winds, especially when the soldier has wet clothing or soldier is inactive. When exposed, watch your soldiers carefully for signs of hypothermia.
2) Human cells, tissues, and organs operate efficiently only within narrow temperature limits. If our body temp rises 2 degrees above the normal 98.6 DEG F, we may become ill. If it rises 7 degrees, we becomes critically ill. If our body temp decreases 2 degrees, we feel cold. A 7 degree decrease puts our life in jeopardy. If it drops as low as 80 DEG F, death is likely.
3) Signs and symptoms of hypothermia change as body temperature falls. Mental functions tend to decline first, and the person loses his ability to respond appropriately to the environment. Muscular functions deteriorate until they are too clumsy to walk or stand. Biochemical processes become slow and deficient as the body cools. Unfortunately, early signs and symptoms of hypothermia can be difficult to recognize and may easily go undetected. A victim may deny they are in trouble; believe the symptoms, not the victim.
4) Mental signs: The person's decision making ability deteriorates. Their response to cold becomes slow, improper, or indifferent. Their general state becomes apathetic and lethargic, and express increased complaints. Their cooperation in group activities decreases. May also exhibit slurred speech, accompanied by disorientation progressing to incoherence, irrationality, and possible unconsciousness.
5) Physical (muscular) signs: In the early and moderate stages of hypothermia, the person exhibits shivering. A hypothermic person loses fine motor ability, which may progress to stumbling, clumsiness, and falling. In severe cases, shivering ceases, and the person exhibits stiffness and inability to move.
6) Treatment:
A) prevent further cold exposure
B) evacuate immediately if severe hypothermia
C) remove wet clothing
D) rewarm with body-to-body contact or in a warmed sleeping bag
E) warm, sweet liquids if conscious
F) give CPR if needed
7) Prevention:
A) Lay clothing/monitor and adjust as necessary
B) stay dry
C) keep active
D) eat properly and often
F) warm liquids and water
G) warming tents
H) get plenty of rest
I) buddy watch/observation/spot checks

B. Frostbite:
1) Air temps below 32 DEG F
2) Skin freezes at 28 DEG F
3) Superficial frostbite (mild)
4) Freezing of skin surface
5) Deep frostbite (severe); freezing of skin and flesh, may include bone; hands, fingers, feet, toes, ears, chin, nose, groin area
6) Symptoms:
A) Initially redness in light skin or grayish in dark skin
B) Tingling, stinging sensation
C) Turns numb, yellowish, waxy or gray color
D) feels cold, stiff, woody
E) blisters may develop

7) Treatment:
A) Remove from cold and prevent further heat loss
B) Remove constricting clothing and jewelry
C) Rewarm affected area evenly with body heat until pain returns; when skin thaws it hurts!!
D) Do not rewarm a frostbite injury if it could refreeze during evacuation or if victim must walk for medical treatment
E) Do not massage affected parts or rub with snow
F) Evacuate for medical treatment

8) Contributing factors to frostbite:
A) Dehydration
B) Below freezing temps and wind chill
C) Skin contact with super-cooled metals or liquids
D) Use of caffeine, tobacco, or alcohol
E) Constriction of an extremity, which may be caused by tight boots, gloves, gaiters, watchbands, or confinement in a cramped position, may reduce blood flow and increase the likelihood of frostbite.
F) Neglect
G) Moisture
H) Cold Stress

9) Prevention:
A) To prevent frostbite, wear your clothing properly (avoid tight fitting clothes, wear mittens instead of gloves, change socks often)
B) Keep your socks and clothing dry and protect yourself from the chilling effects of the wind
C) Keep major muscle groups moving
D) If unable to walk or exercise, keep hands and feet warm by moving fingers and toes
E) Fingers may be warmed quickly by swinging arms in a wide arch from an extended side position to a front position and hitting hands together until warmth is restored.
F) Move lips from side to side and up and down to increase blood circulation throughout the face to help prevent cold injury to facial tissue
G) Use caution around fuels and metals
H) Insulate yourself from the ground
I) Drink plenty of hot fluids, eat often, and get plenty of rest

10) Non-Freezing cold injuries:
A) Chilblains: A condition that usually occurs in temperatures above freezing, accompanied by high humidity. It appears as red, swollen skin which is tender, hot to the touch and may itch. This can worsen to an aching, prickly (pins and needles) sensation and then numbness. It can develop in only a few hours in skin exposed to cold. In severe cases, blistering may appear. The most commonly affected areas are the ears, nose, fingers, and toes.
B) Immersion/Trench Foot: Trench foot/Immersion foot results from prolonged exposure to water at temperatures usually below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. It is not limited to the feet and produces severe injury to affected areas. The combination of cold and moisture softens skin, causing tissue loss, and, often, infection. Affected areas become cold, swollen, discolored, waxy, and numb. Blisters may develop. Commonly, immersion syndrome shows a distinct “water line” coinciding with the water level in the boot or glove. Red or bluish blotches appear on the skin, sometimes with open weeping or bleeding. The risk of this potentially crippling injury is high during wet weather or when troops are deployed in wet areas.

11) Injuries related to exposure to cold:
A) Dehydration: Dehydration is a deficiency in body fluids that inhibits body functions. It adversely affects the body’s resistance to cold injury. It can cause serious physical problems and make a person more susceptible to other problems, such as frostbite and hypothermia. Proper hydration is essential to supplying fuel and energy to body parts to facilitate heat production.
B) Sunburn: Sunburn can be a debilitating cold injury. Because the air temperature seems relatively cold, individual may miscalculate the intensity of the sun or simply be too weary to take preventive action. 1st degree burns involve reddening of the skin; 2nd degree burns are characterized by the formation of blisters.
C) Snow Blindness: Snow blindness is a very painful inflammation of the eyes (cornea) caused by an overexposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. The eyes will become bloodshot, feel irritated and “full of sand”. The eyes will be red and there can be a lot of tearing. Moving the eyes will cause pain.
D) Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: "The Silent Killer." Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that results from combustion without enough oxygen. Large amounts of this gas can build up and kill you when there is not proper ventilation for engines, stoves, and heaters. Many people have gone to sleep with motors running and have died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

4. Conclusion:
A. Dress properly
B. Drink plenty of fluids
c. Eat right
D. Keep in shape
E. Get plenty of rest
F. Minimize periods of inactivity
G. Maintain a positive attitude
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Post by PJH » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:17 pm

injinji 5 toe socks.
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