Cold Water Survival


Last updated 2/29/2016 at 11:13am

David Whitmire shares his expertise on how to survive cold water this winter.

Transylvania is called the Land Of Waterfalls, which is a pretty good indicator that water plays an important part of our outdoor experiences. Most folks can see the dangers of fast moving currents or waterfalls. But as the days shorten and temperatures drop another danger that isn't visible to the eye emerges. The same water you swam or played in the summer is now a silent killer. Anytime the combined air and water temperature doesn't reach 100 degrees, the average person can become hypothermic when submerged. If the water temperature is 45 degrees or less the average person only has appr...

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