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Jan
02

Ice Fishing Safety

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With everyone out on the ice It would be a good idea to share this article from the Army on Ice Fishing Safety
Here’s a link Safety On The Ice
U.S. ARMY COLD REGIONS RESEARCH & ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Hanover, New Hampshire

 

SAFETY ON FLOATING ICE SHEETS

For many of us in northern climates, working or playing on the frozen surface of a river or lake is part of winter. Knowing how to do so safely can be a matter of life or death. This handout presents general, common-sense precautionary measures that should be followed when you plan to be on a floating freshwater ice cover. Since it cannot cover every ice condition you may encounter, your judgement is critical. Remember: Only you are responsible for your own safety! PREPARATION
There are four things to focus on when planning an outing on the ice: your physical condition, your clothing, your equipment, and your procedures.Physical condition
Anyone who goes out on the ice should be in reasonably good condition and be able to sustain periods of intense exertion if an emergency arises—either falling through the ice themselves or rescuing someone who does. Being able to swim, or at least being comfortable staying afloat, is important in an emergency and can reduce the chances for panic.

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