Thanks to this video from the Royal Marines, you now can have an idea of what to do if you fall through the ice while out hiking, cross country skiing, or of course, ice fishing. Just sing ‘Sexual Healing.’
With cold weather gripping much of the eastern United States, this is a good time to brush up on your cold weather survival skills. For example, if you fell through the ice, then what should you do? Sing a song, of course.
The Royal Marines are training in Norway for potential cold weather combat roles. One possible scenario involves what to do if a Marine were to fall through the ice with all of his gear while out in the field.
While you may get cold just watching this video, you will enjoy it once the sergeant makes him starting singing before he can come out of the water.
Cold weather training is important for any outdoorsman. While many of us have decided that it is better to just stay home and be warm when it gets cold, you never know when you will find yourself in a survival situation. After all, some of the best hunting of the year takes place when it is cold outside. Of course, if you like ice fishing then you know about getting out while it is cold.
Hopefully you never fall through the ice, but if you do stay calm. Just sing some Marvin Gaye tunes, regain control of your extremities and pull yourself to safety.