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ryan p

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Thought I would put this on its own topic, hopefully nobody has to use it.

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Very interesting, especially the part about that you will recover from the cold shock in a few minutes and can hold on if you don't panic! That's the hard part. Good info, Ryan. wink

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Thanks for the informative video...I've been ice fishing for 43 years and I learned a few things from this video...like the leg kicking, and letting your arms freeze to the ice. Again, it goes against everything your brain is telling you, but staying CALM seems to be the main objective to staying alive. I definately feel more prepared should an emergency occur! (However, I think I'm still gonna give it a week before I go out! )

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Very informative, especially the point that you can live for quite some time. So if you can't get out, just hang in there on the side of the ice as long as possible until help comes.

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Been there, done that, in the middle of the night on Leech Lake. 3 times in a row before I found solid ice. Thank God the temps were frigid, because the last time I went through the only way I could get onto the ice was to let my gloves/arms freeze to it. I hadn't seen a video, but knew it was the only chance I had at getting back onto the ice. Its kind of a blur, but I don't remember my time in the water as being extremely cold. I'm sure adrenaline had something to do with it. I do remember it being relatively easy to stay calm, probably because I had a friend in the water and getting her on top of the ice was my first priority. She was panicking and I knew I couldn't. Now, the 2 mile walk back to shore, THAT was cold. The first cabin we found with people all thought I was drunk because I could barely talk anymore.

Be careful everyone......its just not worth it. A few fish and bragging rights for being the first person on the lake are NOT worth your life.

I'll see everyone on the lake. But, not for another two weeks at least.

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