Yup it puts me over.
That was really a joke shot for my family because I pretty much never
change out of those clothes no matter how cold it gets in Florida. If
I have a shirt on it is winter and if they ever see me in long pants
it is time to cover up the plants and worry about your pipes freezing.
I actually can survive longer than most people in the cold. I really
thought of putting on my skis and shooting a video going by.
The kids were freaking out.
I talked to Army guy from Alaska, one time. Western NYS
gets near zero F now and again, and I really freeze to
the core. Asked how he could tolerate the -70 or so that
Alaska does now and again. He said it was the humidity,
western NYS is humid, Alaska is dry.
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That works fine up to a point, then you just go into hypothermia and
Fall in the North Sea in winter and I give you minutes.
When I was in the North Atlantic in December they said that -2c water
would immobilize you in about 2-3
Utter bullshit. The commonly quoted figure is in fact 15 minutes for 0C. -5C would be 7.5 minutes, it halves for every 5C.
But even that is complete and utter shite. There have been studies done, and it actually takes 2 HOURS to cool the body enough to kill it at 0C.
Have you never tried swimming in winter? Have you never fallen through ice or known someone who has? Have you never seen Russians going for an ice swim? They most certainly don't get out after a minute. I go swimming in 0C water myself, and I don't even start shivering until I've been in for 30 minutes, so to say that a few minutes is deadly is absolutely stupid.
Complete with obligatory low frequency bass, electrically recorded on a four track in two hours. This has enough power to destroy the most expensive washing machine.
On Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 4:29:25 PM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
That is way too much of an oversimplification.
Yes, it's dryer in AK so the cold doesn't feel quite so bad, but
you don't go out in -70°F dressed like it's 0°F in western NY. You
don't really "tolerate" it like you can tolerate 0°
At those temps you wear full artic gear with no exposed skin:
According to this chart, temperatures as relatively "warm" as -40°F
with 15 MPH winds can result is frostbite in under 5 minutes.
The coldest temps I've experienced were -35°F with 30 MPH winds
while in the USCG in AK. All we did was dress up, go outside for a
few minutes, say "OK, done that" and go back inside. Our beer
froze before we could finish it anyway.
Going out to toss a Frisbee around at temps below 0° was fairly common.
Having family and friends mail up spares was also fairly common. Frisbees
tend to get rather brittle at those temps.
It really comes down to your ability to regulate the temperature in
your body. I tend to hold heat in my core so I don't seem to be cold
for quite a while but the flip side of that is it makes me more
susceptible to frost bite in my extremities.
Everybody has the ability, but a lot of people moan about nothing. You shiver when you lose 1 to 2C of heat. You need to lose SEVENTEEN C of heat to die. So stop worrying about it. Shivering doesn't mean you're too cold, it STOPS you getting too cold.
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