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From: Terrie
Sent on: Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:03 AM

RAIN DOESN'T CANCEL.


For most of us, that goes for snow, as well.

Last week, while sitting in our snow kitchen on the flanks of Castle Peak, a smokey odor hit my nose. "I smell burning flesh!" Sure enough, one of our group had burned a finger on the boiling pot of water on his Whisperlite. Immediately he moved to plunge it into the surface of our snow table, and I stopped him. Instinctively he knew to cool the burn right away, but he didn't realize that ice-cold application would further damage the tissue.

We used a Nalgene bottle of water to submerse his finger(at least 10 minutes)and it relieved the pain and arrested the burn. Damage minimized, he carried on the next day with very little discomfort.

Playing outside in winter or in inclement conditions significantly increases your risk of injury or illness in the backcountry. Being prepared to deal with emergencies, you can confidently continue your favorite activities. After all, that's how you roll, right?

Check out this upcoming offering:

https://www.meetup.com/maameetupgroup/events/258099080/

Play Safe,

Terrie

 

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