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Is hypothemia a good way to go...?

Postby The_ Blues » Tue, 26 Dec 2006 10:42 am

The body goes into deep freeze....and u never get up....

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Postby ChicagoMike » Tue, 26 Dec 2006 4:05 pm

feeling a bit depressed and ... uhm ... blue there?

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Postby The_ Blues » Tue, 26 Dec 2006 7:40 pm

ChicagoMike wrote:feeling a bit depressed and ... uhm ... blue there?



I try to be optimistic in this bleak, trying time. Dun take it so seriously. I just want to vent my spleen. :D

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Postby Bafana » Wed, 27 Dec 2006 1:49 pm

Its always strikes me as starnge when people discuss what is a better way to die since no one has actually fully died in every circumstance and come back to give there opinion. Its a pretty subjective thing to ask actually since each man to their own.

I think I would prefer to go out instantly.
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Postby Matney » Wed, 27 Dec 2006 4:25 pm

Agree with Bafana's comments. I think it would be a long time to wait for it to take effect this freezing to death. I don't think you have anything to worry about, it happening here in Singapore, though.

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Postby ksl » Tue, 02 Jan 2007 11:16 pm

Is hypothemia a good way to go...?



No it isn't and it doesn't have anything to do with freezing either, just a cold damp place can cause it.

I have seen this first hand, while guiding a squad of army recruits across the Tors of Dartmoor in UK, hypothermia creeps up on you, rather slowly, like your worst nightmare, it's very cold and you just feel the heat ebbing away from your body, and the person suffering, is not always aware of the dangers, especially if it's wet and windy.

So the next time you go out for a walk, in Europe on a winters day remember, you don't have to freeze, just feel cold and wet, and it will creep up on you!

It's relatively easy to spot the condition if trained for it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothermia


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