What You Learned (cont.)
Hypothermia occurs when your body loses heat faster than it can produce it and is often caused by cold, wet conditions.
Frostbite occurs when tissue freezes. The best prevention is to avoid severe weather.
Heat exhaustion occurs when the core body temperature increases. To prevent heat exhaustion, drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks, and dress in layers.
Heat stroke can be fatal. To treat the victim, wrap in a sheet and soak with cool water, fan, and get to a hospital immediately.
Every hunter should take a basic first-aid course to learn what to do in case of injuries. Some injuries that could occur while hunting are bleeding, broken bones, burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, shock, snakebite, and allergic reactions.