Know What Steps To Take If You Fall Into Freezing Wyoming Water?
Ice fishing is fun for the whole family, but safety and survival knowledge are important. We're into the part of the year when weekends are full of ice fishing. Ice fishing tournaments, family ice fishing adventures and full weekends spent on the ice are occurring all over Wyoming.
When you're walking across the ice can be fun, dangerous and give you anxiety. Having the appropriate gear is important. Good boots, proper attire, floatation device, ice pick, and a buddy are all good things to have with you while you're out on the ice.
You're can't be 100% certain, strictly by looking at it, that it's safe enough to cross.
- Taking your time
- checking for good ice
- make sure the ice is thick enough before walking on it
- and keeping your eyes open, are all good ways to make sure the ice is safe enough to walk on.
Weak, thin ice can cause horrible problems.
Driving an atv, snow machine or larger vehicle needs to have ice that is 5 inches or higher.
Ice color is another way you can tell if you're on good ice. Survivalskills.guide
- Blue to clear ice is the best
- Snowy ice is half as strong and could have air pockets
- Gray ice is unsafe and indicates the presence of water
- Slushy ice is not as strong as clear ice and means the ice isn't freezing from the bottom.
In the event that you, or someone you're with, falls into the water, make sure you know what to do.
Check out this video from How To Survive, to see the steps you need to take to increase your chances of surviving.