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Old 03-17-2006, 10:28 AM
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That reminds me...

hypothermia protection is KEY

In the waters around OC's house (and my old home) a survival suit is essential for any adventurous fishing trips. The avg temps are 50's year round and you wouldn't last a half hour before hypothermia got you.

East coast waters are much warmer in summer but if you recall last year we had those upwellings that brought the shoreline temps to record lows, high 40's and low 50's in mid-summer.

Good common sense helps avoid risk of hypothermia but it wouldn't hurt to put a few of Penguin's self-heating packages on board and a space blanket. As they covered in CPR class the fastest way to recover core body temp is thru hot liquid ingestion.

Oh yeah and lots of spare batteries in sealed packages - I used my foodsaver to seal things for long term storage on my old boat.

(good topic Sean)
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