14 Surviving the World’s Extreme Regions

A shelter protects from frostbite and hypothermia. This soldier dries out his gloves over a fire, which will help to keep him warm.

when they are happening to you. They include slight headache, dizziness, nausea, and perhaps vomiting. The victim may also suddenly fall unconscious. To treat, remove the patient to fresh air or a well-ventilated area and get him or her to breathe deeply. If unconscious, apply artificial respiration in a well- ventilated area. Give oxygen if available. When recovered, the patient should be allowed to rest and be given warm drinks. The patient should not undertake heavy work until fully recovered. To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, make sure that there are at least two

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