Visit the MN
DNR webpage (new window) for ice safety tips and to see a chart
showing recommended minimum ice thickness.
What to do if you fall through the ice:
We've come across 3 dramatic videos:
Cold Water Survival -- Strategies for survival if
you fall through ice (Windows Media Player stream)
You’re Out, Now What?
How to survive a night in the forest after losing your
snowmobile through the ice (4.2 MB Real Media download)
Getting That Sinking Feeling - The importance of proper outerwear
to keep you afloat and alive when snowmobiling (3.8 MB Real
(Videos will open and play in new windows; You'll need
Media Player to view clip1 and Real
Player to view
clips 2 and 3.) These videos may be used for educational
purposes only and may not be sold or rented.
Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht operates the Laboratory
for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at the University
of Manitoba Winnipeg where he studies human responses
to exercise/work in extreme environments. He
acted as a Cold Weather Columnist for the Discovery Channel