Re: surviving cold, a situation
Warren Williams (Warren2248@AOL.COM)
Wed, 8 Nov 1995 11:24:53 -0500
In message "surviving cold, a situation" dated 95-11-08,
jrholman@POSTBOX.ACS.OHIO-STATE.EDU (Jim Holman) writes:
>he's shivering and
>his teeth are chattering.
Not entirely bad. It's a good sign that he's cold, but his body is attempting
to compensate. He might also be a little homesick, and that could be what
drove him out of his sleeping bag in the first place.
>You convince him to go back into his sleeping bag
>to try to get warm.
Nope. I pull out the down parka and he puts it on. I fire up the stove and
heat up some cup-o-soup while he munches on peanuts and m&m's and I chat with
him a little bit to determine how cold he really is and if he's homesick. He
drinks the soup, then heads to bed with an extra blanket or two. If he became
cold in his sleeping bag, getting back in it won't warm him up, and if he's
homesick, he needs a little attention.
Assistant Scoutmaster/High Adventure, Troop 18
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City