I was mule deer hunting in New Mexico years ago and I sat in a cold, damp draw for about three hours watching for deer. When I got up and hiked up a hill at dark to leave, I fell over and couldn't even walk. I realized that I had I had made a big mistake allowing myself to get so cold and shivering. I was visiting New Mexico from Alaska and never dreamed I'd get that cold there! I thought I was a tough guy! What a joke that is. And I had worn way too few warm clothes for the chilly weather there.
I remember telling my teenage son (he was with me) what to do if I blacked out. I literally crawled to our camper almost 1/2 mile away, I couldnt stand up. I remember drinking all of the liquid we had with us out in the woods, and I also ate an apple. I figured it would help fuel my body and fight any dehydration.
It took several hours in our camper with the heaters cranked to 90* to begin to think and move normally.
It was a wild ride and it really snuck up on me.
Anybody else have a "chilling" experience? What should one do when confronted with hypothermia? (other than not get that way as I boneheadedly did!)