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Author Topic: what resistance to freezing cold, can man hold it without clothes?  (Read 8054 times)

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May 28, 2020, 03:03:12 AM
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Interesting question, and I am curious, and at the same time very surprised, to know how long with freezing cold the group has to resist, before dying? 1 hour maybe 2 hours maybe more ...? and what temperature -20 or -25 or more ....
after some research and some information some say juste a few minutes? it is true ?
 What do you think ?

May 30, 2020, 11:53:13 AM
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I read this years ago and just found it for DPF. This is the best description from a professional adventure writer that I have ever read regarding what and how you feel while freezing to death. Search and Rescue and physicians in the northern climates have a saying: "You aren't dead until your warm and dead" after rescue efforts have been performed. Unfortunately for the Dyatlov tourists they didn't even have a chance for, whatever, reasons.



June 10, 2020, 05:25:27 PM
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There are many variables in determining heat loss.  But in the conditions on the mountain and with no shelter, good clothing and no hope of rescue it would just be a matter of time.  On the mountain I doubt they would have survived more than a couple of hours, in the forest possibly 6 to 8 hours.


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June 10, 2020, 10:21:04 PM
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Just imagine the clothing all before performance synthetics and Gortex. They were really tough and in optimal shape. There was nothing like this type of physical performance test/quest in order to get your university degree in Alaska. My spouse and I built a clumsy igloo in a flat snow field and spent one night in it with 2 dogs. The Dyatlov ski tourists were very tough. Do they still require this in Siberia?