Thursday, March 3, 2011

Yard Sale.

More fun with the Wilderness First Responder textbook.  The authors start off the Trauma section by describing your basic skiing accident:

"Slow deceleration can dissipate a lot of energy.  The high-speed skier who falls on a steep, open slope can dissipate his kinetic energy while sliding several hundred meters to a stop.  Ski patrollers call this a yard sale because ski equipment and clothing tend to dissipate as well."

Unfortunately, I think our skiing days are over for the winter down here in the good ol' Commonwealth of Virginia, but they'll be alive and well for a while longer in Maine.  Fear not, though- fishing season will be here before we know it!

(As a side note, there are two types of skiers.  Those who have had a yard sale at some point, and liars.) 

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