Originally Posted by JimRau
That has not been my observation. I have been there myself several times and have witnessed it several team members. We were trained to not only take care of ourselves but to observe our team to spot problems like this affecting any of the others as well.
This experienced couple was kayak camping in the north and the weather turned on them. They were cold and wet when they landed on a beach. Neither were shivering but they started making rookie mistakes. Setting up the camp in a poor place then having to move the camp to a more sheltered spot. trouble setting up a tent they were very experienced with. Just mistakes because their brains were not functioning at the proper level. It was when she started shivering that he realized how badly they were screwing up. He had a portable marine radio and called a mayday. Luckily some one heard him and they were rescued.
I have experienced the shivering but I realized I needed to get to shelter before it started. I was dry but the temp had dropped suddenly and severely. I started shivering after I had gotten to shelter and got a heat source going but not up to speed yet. It would have been very difficult to get the heat going if I was shivering uncontrollably. The shivering started when I stopped moving and relaxed a little.