LAB FREEZER www.princeton.edu/~oa/winter/wintcamp.shtml www.princeton.edu/~oa/safety/hypocold.shtml
COLD SURVIVAL GUIDE
1. First, let's pack your personal equipment. On the top of the list: appropriate clothing. To stay warm in icy weather, clothes should be worn in --. With this system, you can easily adjust your body's needs to fit changing activities and weather conditions.
2. You learn that there are many good--and bad--winter clothing materials. One good fabric that insulates well and dries quickly is --, which is usually made out of plastic. The downer: It's bad at protecting you from the --. The most useless winter fabric may be --. It absorbs moisture, and once wet, it's almost impossible to dry.
3. It will be very cold and windy by the lake. Since you could lose a lot of -- from the head, be sure to pack a hat. Also, bring a face mask to protect your face from --. Don't forget to pack your --; they tend to keep your hands warmer than --.
4. Professor Giesbrecht wants you to spend a few days by the lake. You'll need to camp overnight. Next items to pack: food. To keep healthy during winter backpacking trips, experts estimate that you need to eat about -- to -- calories per day.
5. Your mom may scream at you for eating in bed, but for this trip, it's not a bad idea. One trick to help thaw fresh items like -- and -- for next day's lunch: Put them in your sleeping bag at night. If snoozing by the lake gives you nightmares, and you wake up feeling cold and hungry, eat --, not -- That's because it breaks down more slowly in the body, releasing heat over a longer period of time.
6. Uh oh! You suspect Fred Freezing, a member of your team, has hypothermia. You take his temperature. Yikes! It's 94 degrees Fahrenheit. He has this kind of hypothermia: . List three of his symptoms. --
7. Professor Giesbrecht appoints you team leader. You are to take care of Fred. He asks you to e-mail him a status report at the end of the day. (Write this e-mail. Summarize what you did to save Fred.)
2. pile or fleece; wind; cotton
3. heat; frostbite; mittens; gloves
4. 4,500; 5,000+
5. meat, cheese; proteins, sugars
6. moderate; answers will vary but should include three of the following: slurred speech, violent shivering, poor motor coordination, dazed consciousness, irrational behavior, slowed pace, confusion
7. Answers will vary
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|Date:||Nov 22, 2004|
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