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[at-l] hypothermia vs heat

> Hey Shane, the heat can get you too, tho I think it's easier to cool
> off when you're too hot than to get warm when you're too cold...

I've been out for a few days, so I'm running behind...

There is a major difference, in my experience between heat and cold.  The
cold can kill you all by itself.  I've been in the position of feeling it
reach into me like a living thing and try to extinguish the fires within.

The heat, on the other hand, can't kill you all by itself.  If you stop,
rest, drink, and avoid anything foolish, 110 degrees is uncomfortable, but
survivable.  There isn't anything you can do to fight against the heat - all
you have to do is not do anything that lets the heat work you over.

On the other hand, once it gets really cold, you have to fight the cold -
and sometimes fight very hard.