The Winter Camping & Hiking Survival files are provided to help you prepare for winter outings. There are dangers inherent in winter outings that must e prepared for. From personal experience, it is necessry to watch the Scouts carefully for signs of hypothermia, the condition of their clothing and gear. They are often so busy and having so much fun, the do not notice they are getting too cold and their clothing is getting wet.
        If you have the opportunity to take your Council's winter camping course, I highly recommend it. It's called Bear Paw in our council. Might be Ocpik in yours. And take some of your senior Scouts to the course too.
        The Winter Camping and Hypothermia files were compiled from various sources and authors, by Chuck Bramlet, ASM Troop 323, Thunderbird District, Grand Canyon Council, Phoenix, Az. To the best of our knowledge, all of this information is in the public domain.

        Please Note: The information contained on these pages is NOT intended to replace sound medical advice. If you have any questions on these subjects, please do not ask the authors or the MacScouter -- ask your physician or emergency medical personnel.
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