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  1. John Stewart
  2. General Trails
  3. Friday, 20 January 2017

Spending time outdoors in the winter can be just as rewarding as in warmer months. Ice fishing, hiking, late hunting seasons and more offer plenty to do. But be sure to take precautions to avoid hypothermia.

Hypothermia is a low body temperature most often caused by exposure to cold weather or immersion in a cold body of water. Some symptoms include shivering, confusion, drowsiness and lack of coordination. Hypothermia can affect judgment, which is critical in safely participating in outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. Primary treatments for hypothermia are methods to warm the body back to a normal temperature.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission suggests hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts dress warmly in layers of clothing that may be added or removed as necessary. Warm hats, gloves or mittens and boots will prevent heat loss through the top of the head, hands and feet. Anglers should wear a life vest on the ice.

John Stewart Managing Editor - 4x4Voice - 4x4Wire - MUIRNet.net Natural Resources Consultant - California Four Wheel Drive Association - http://www.cal4wheel.com Board of Directors - BlueRibbon Coalition http://www.sharetrails.org

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