Canoeing, Kayaking and Hypothermia

[Editor’s note: Doug Cameron is a Wilderness EMT and teaches for Wilderness Medical Associates.] Understanding hypothermia is critical to safety for southeastern white water paddlers because we paddle year-round. The keys to this understanding are prevention,...

Shocking News about Cold Water Paddling

As the weather cools and we start dreaming of tropical vacations for this winter, there is still lots of great paddling up north. With summer crowds gone we have the opportunity to enjoy our time on the water in a more quiet and intimate manner. In addition to great...

Hypothermia

by Dick Hurd, MDCool weather is just around the corner, so it is appropriate to take a refresher course on hypothermia,which is defined as a drop in the body’s core temperature to less than 95 F. I will discuss the physiology, recognition, practical treatment,...