Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Survival Semantics - The Blanket

Numerous sayings have come about in order to give us simple reminders about what we need to do in order to survive. There are many simple mistakes that can put you in a life-threatening situation. Simple sayings that act as a reminder of the proper course of action will enable you to avoid these mistakes and be a survivor.

Mother Nature’s survival course will teach you some very hard lessons and quite often you don’t get a chance to re-take the course. One of the most dangerous things that can affect your survival is hypothermia. Even a small change in your body’s core temperature will put your survival at serious risk.

There is a simple saying that can help you remember the importance of maintaining your body’s temperature in order to avoid suffering from the life-threatening effects of hypothermia. Whether it’s a tarp, a blanket or some other form of ground cover, you will need to prevent heat loss from your body to avoid the effects of hypothermia.

In order to increase your chances of survival, remember this simple saying about the importance of protecting your body from heat loss and the need to avoid hypothermia.

“One on the bottom is worth two on the top.”

Got survival saying?

Staying above the water line!



Joe said...

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right.".

I think Henry Ford is credited with this saying.

It's not specific to survival but it definitely applies.


Anonymous said...

I'm lucky I live in south Texas and extremely rarely only have to worry about ice or snow. Insulating yourself from the ground's temperature sure is true. Cut and pile some buffle grass or other material to seperate contact with it. Combined with poncho or tarp, then poncho liner (very compact blanket when compressed) and your comfort level goes way up.

My most recent lesson relearned from this - walking to a deer blind in rare COLD snap. My body was pretty comfortable, but the soles of my feet felt the cold transmitted through the soles of my boots - yow, I was sure glad to get in the air and lose that feeling.

riverwalker said...

To: Joe

Great saying... but it works for me!

Thanks Joe.


riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 12:26

I went to Dallas a while back and got caught in one of those "cold snaps" but I had my poncho liner(it's in the pic on this post) and it worked great!

Got a pretty good wool blanket for those times when it gets close to freezing but didn't have it with me at the time...it was in my "cold weather" gear bag which I didn't have with me.

Thanks anon.


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