Thursday, March 26, 2009


While it's a balmy 60 degrees Fahrenheit here at Roseholme Cottage today, I found this old article on hypothermia fascinating.

(H/T to NatureBlog.)


Sigboy said...

I don't think I have ever seen soft snow at -27.

reflectoscope said...

Life sucks at -40. The worst part is warming up, perversely. That hurts.


Anonymous said...

"Then it turned and trotted up the trail in the direction of the camp it knew, where were the other food-providers and fire-providers."

First northern winter hits you kind of hard, huh?

Bruce B. said...

Hmm. I'm going to have to go dig that out of the archives. I remember two different scenarios presented, one not as rosy. I found it fascinating when I first read it in 1997 and it still was.

BTW, been a subscriber to that publication for twenty-some years.

Christina LMT said...

Absolutely fascinating! I hate the cold with a passion...I made my daughter read this, since she's heading to North Dakota to attend college in the fall...brrrrrrr.

Ed Foster said...

Check out a great Jack London short story, I'm certain available online, called "To Build A Fire". Chilling, in every sense of the word.