Cold Water

Discussion in 'Paddling Safety' started by dut, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Redcedar

    Redcedar Paddler

    Mar 25, 2005
    not about cold water but just damp cold air and blood ... a friend and I took our canoes out for a winters paddle one afternoon temps around 30 F almost no wind , we went out for maybe 90 mins on the water not wearing any immersion gear .. this was around 1984 or so . At one point I noticed my legs were not exactly numb but not warm so when we got back to the beach I got out and walked back to the vehicle after maybe 50 yards the cold blood from my legs hit my heart and it was a shock of sorts enough to scare me a bit to stop me in my tracks .
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