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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How to Prevent Hypothermia

Hypothermia is a condition when a person is so cold that the body temperature drops below normal, any body temperature then lower than 35.0 °C/95.0 °F (Wikipedia). He or she starts shivering and cannot stop, then becomes confused and acts strange. Their words don't make sense and soon becomes very tired.

If you going to climb the mountain, you must know exactly everything that could making hypothermia. Knowledge about how to prevents it happening, what needs to be done and also what action needs to be done if you start to feel cold is very important.

Below are guide to prevent hypothermia in the mountains:
  1. Do not forget to brings the mountain climbing equipments, such as the type of compass, shoes, costumes, and others that are recommended.
  2. Do not wear cotton shirts. When it wet, cotton will be hard to dry. This often causes shivering despite wearing a thick jacket. We recommends that you use synthetic materials, such as polyester,nylon, which absorbs sweat and it must long-sleeved.
  3. Bring enough stock to go climbs the mountain. Practical foodstuffs such as muesli bars, dairy products (chocolate bars, milk and yogurt), oatmeal or energy booster is very useful as a mild food reserves to carry and produce decent energies
  4. Keep your body to stays dry and warm. Bring a poncho, however its condition. If possible, use the waterproof shirt and jacket. Do not forget to also carrying gloves and socks and its backup.
  5. Bring emergency communications tools, not a mobile phone. There is often no signal for mobile phones. Carry the emergency signal equipments such as a whistle or mirror.
  6. Do not force yourself to continue to run if you are tired and exhausted. Take a break and put the tent. Create a food or beverages that is fast to be served.
  7. Carry an emergency blanket or space blanket. Maybe this equipment has not been a lot. It shaped like a thin layer of aluminum foil and used to wrap the body. It function is to make the body keep warm, reflected sunlight and to avoid the rain. This space blanket reflects back the body heat.
  8. Do not forget to carries the temporary body warmer. It's a kind of body tape used when you was chilled. It usually used to doing extreme sports on snow.

And the last but not least, always pay attention to the any clues when you will climb the mountain.


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