death by exposure?

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Mizzmini45

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Has anyone ever knew anyone that died or know anything about death by exposure to cold? I read someone you can die a painless death in a day or two if exposed in mount hood or a place very similar
 
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Mizzmini45

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Dec 1, 2019
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I did but some reason I didn’t see that. Thanks for the heads up I’ll look again
 
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rntmss

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I knew a guy who buried himself in the snow in the middle of an “extreme cold weather warning”.
 
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squirtsoda

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I can’t imagine it being painless, I work outside in the Midwest
 
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Sour

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Feb 12, 2020
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I imagine this would be extremely uncomfortable
Probably the last way I’d want to go as I’m literally freezing always anyway
 
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RoseyBird

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I have to agree with others this seems like it would be very unpleasant, and slow
 
Lookingforabus

Lookingforabus

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I can tell you from experience that exposure is very painful, and death takes a long time... far too long to bear voluntarily, in almost all cases. You can look up the stages of hypothermia on Wikipedia, if you want, but if you've ever been outside during a cold winter, you have an idea what exposure is like. Death by exposure (to cold air) is simply death by hypothermia, and heat loss to air is much slower than anything else common, like the ground or water, so this is not a good idea. You're much more likely to get frost bite, lose some fingers or toes, even permanently damage nerves or circulation in your extremities than you are to die.

IME, it's just a long, painful way to an ER visit.
 
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