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Outdoors Aloud! Episode 10



Episode 10: Surviving The Sun


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Episode 10 and show notes on the next page!

Episode 10 Show Notes:

Equip 2 Endure Updates:

1. Knife Test & Reviews:

  • Fallkniven Idun
  • Bark River Aurora
  • Tom Brown Tracker T2
  • Ontario RAT 3 D2

2. Gear Review

  • Maxpedition E.D.C. Pocket Organizer

3. Contest

  • Survival Tin

Woods Monkey Updates:

  • Blackhawk Ultralight 3 Day Assault Pack Review
  • AMK S.O.L. Survival Bottle Kit Review
  • Spyderco Byrd FRN Cara Cara Review

Survival Spot Light

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Heat exhaustion is characterised by:

* Headache dizziness and nausea
* Cramps in the limbs and/or abdomen
* Profuse sweating with pale, clammy skin
* Rapid, weak breathing and pulse

The main signs of heat stroke are:

* Headache, dizziness, confusion & restlessness
* Hot, flushed, dry skin due to failure of sweating mechanism
* Full, bounding pulse
* Body temperature above 40C
* Rapid deterioration in the level of response

Other signs and symptoms may include:

* Rapid heartbeat
* Rapid and shallow breathing
* Elevated or lowered blood pressure
* Cessation of sweating
* Irritability, confusion or unconsciousness
* Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
* Headache
* Nausea
* Fainting, which may be the first sign in older adults

If you suspect heatstroke:

* Move the person out of the sun and into a shady or air-conditioned space.
* Call 911 or emergency medical help.
* Cool the person by covering him or her with damp sheets or by spraying with cool water. Direct air onto the person with a fan or newspaper.
* Have the person drink cool water or other nonalcoholic beverage without caffeine, if he or she is able.


Mild to moderate dehydration is likely to cause:

* Dry, sticky mouth
* Sleepiness or tiredness — children are likely to be less active than usual
* Thirst
* Decreased urine output — fewer than six wet diapers a day for infants and eight hours or more without urination for older children and teens
* Few or no tears when crying
* Muscle weakness
* Headache
* Dizziness or lightheadedness

Severe dehydration, a medical emergency, can cause:

* Extreme thirst
* Extreme fussiness or sleepiness in infants and children; irritability and confusion in adults
* Very dry mouth, skin and mucous membranes
* Lack of sweating
* Little or no urination — any urine that is produced will be dark yellow or amber
* Sunken eyes
* Shriveled and dry skin that lacks elasticity and doesn’t “bounce back” when pinched into a fold
* In infants, sunken fontanels — the soft spots on the top of a baby’s head
* Low blood pressure
* Rapid heartbeat
* Fever
* In the most serious cases, delirium or unconsciousness

Gear Pick:


Tilley TWC4 Outback Hat
Tilley TWC5 Outback Hat–shorter front and back brim


Maxpedition Mongo S-Type

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