Originally Posted by Extemporaneous
I'm guessing that you did not click on the link, you wouldn't have to buy any video. It's all there, just scroll down. ....... If you go to the Boot Campers, you can also here what they have to say.
The Canadian version is available online for download. As far as I know, the US version is not yet online, though it probably will be before long. The DVD
is free, you don't have to buy it. The US version was filmed at a Coast Guard station on the Great Lakes
. In general, I think it is very similar to the Canadian one, except temperatures are in F rather than C.
The DVD has several segments of various lengths, including the participants describing their experience. Also a couple of segments discussing strategies to extend ones survival time in cold water. It should be very useful for anyone doing training for groups.
Dr Giesbrecht has also helped make a "Cold Water Boating" video for the Alaska
Office of Boating Safety
(also available for free). In addition he helped write the Alaska Emergency Medical
Services guidelines on cold injury (available at http://www.chems.alaska.gov/ems/downloads_rx.htm
) which have become the model for several other organizations. Dr Giesbrecht has done an incredible service
to anyone who spends time outside in cold situations, whether afloat or ashore. My hat is off to him!