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Cotton Kills

By , October 8, 2009

Alaskans have a common saying: “Cotton kills.” Those two words  remind us to guard against hypothermia, a potentially fatal condition that occurs when one’s body temperature falls below 95°F. As everyone knows, Alaska has a whole lot of outdoors, and a whole lot of severe weather. While the legendary cold of Alaska isn’t as pervasive as many people think, even our warmest areas tend to have more than their share of weather that is potentially deadly to the unprepared. Continue reading 'Cotton Kills'»

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