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02-01-2008, 10:34 PM
I am enrolled in a cold weather course which begins soon in nothern Canada.
Has anyone here taken the course?
02-02-2008, 12:22 AM
Good acronym :
C clean clothes (dirt in clothes impedes warming)
O overheating, avoid by ventilating (opening zippers, taking off layers, etc...)
L loose and layered (thin) is how you should wear your clothing
D dry, keep clothes as dry as possible, ex : brush off snow as soon as you come into contact with it
Dehydration is as dangerous in cold weather as it is in summer. Same rules apply, drink often and before you feel thirsty. Make it a routine. You should be urinating often, and when you do, check the colour of your urine. If it's dark start chugging, if it's clear you're good to go.
I could go on but I noticed the title of your thread has "instructor" in it so I guess this is stuff you already know. Otherwise let me know, I can post more.
02-02-2008, 05:20 AM
yes, several times.
pay attention to your instructors... don't worry about what people on Internet forums tell you.
02-02-2008, 08:19 AM
:roll: Bad day?
02-02-2008, 08:51 AM
having a great day actually thanks for asking
02-02-2008, 09:37 PM
I have been practicing every day with Military mukluks and military sbowshoes, and have been having a problem with hot spots/blisters caused by my foot moving inside the duffel sock. How can I avoid this problem?
02-02-2008, 10:05 PM
Sounds like they might be one size too big. If you're positive that they are the right size, maybe you had them laced too loose?
02-02-2008, 10:40 PM
They are for sure the wrong size: a buddy leant me them to prep. However, I can add a big pair of socks.
Just how snug should they be?
Also, how do I stop the new CF snowshoes from banging my shins to bloody pulps?
02-02-2008, 10:48 PM
Sorry dude, not familiar with the new snowshoes but if you can post a pic maybe I can help. Not sure what is causing your shins to get knocked around. I was going to say add a pair of socks but I don't know if that would work. Regular boots definitely no. Mukluks I'm just not sure. But yes they should be pretty snug. They don't have the greatest ankle support as it is. So keep them fitted snug, not constrictingly tight though.
02-02-2008, 11:16 PM
thanks. will do.
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