Skip to comments.Terrifying Drowning Simulation Lets You ‘Experience What It Feels Like to Drown’
Posted on 04/24/2014 2:58:26 PM PDT by kingattax
As spring heats up into summer and those lucky enough to have boats bring them out for the season, a marine clothing maker has put together an interactive tool to show why its so important to wear a life jacket.
Guy Cotten, the foul weather and safety clothing brand, created A Trip Out to Sea, which is an online simulator that shows just a fraction of the terror of what it would be like to drown.
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A waterboarding by any other name ...
Why anyone would do this is beyond me. Came close to drowning once. It is not fun.
Same here. And I cannot believe any simulation can come close to the feeling.
While we are on the subject, so did I. Got caught in a riptide and could not make it back in for what seemed like ten minutes. I swallowed a lot of water and when I finally made it to my towel, I swore never to go back in the water again. I eventually did but have been very careful since.
I remember reading somewhere to stay calm, dump the shoes, take off your pants and tie the legs together. Smack the pants against the water which will create an air pocket. Rest on the pants which will now act as a floating device.
I tried it in a pool and surprisingly it worked. Now, in an ocean under less than hospitable conditions......
But listen - I think you mean tie each pant leg closed at the ankle, then throw them over your head holding the waist open, down into the water. Now each leg is full of air and you lay in the crotch, holding the waist under you to keep the air from spilling out.
With denim it works very well - float for a long time. Other fabrics I can't vouch for.
If you REALLY want to know what it feels like to drown, get someone to waterboard you.
I think you mean tie each pant leg closed at the ankle, then throw them over your head holding the waist open, down into the water
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Did you ‘learn’ that in SERE School?
I remember that technique/advice from my Navy days and think (not sure) they passed that on to us in Boot Camp (1956). Something about shirts also being able to be used.
Guess ANYTHING you could ‘trap’ water in and help you ‘float’ was good....
Also, the ‘bell bottoms’ were for some sort of ‘safety’ function, not just keeping ones shoes shined or the deck clean. <: <:
The idea between the 13 button and bell bottom AND string tie in back was to allow you to remove the now wet and heavy wool without having to remove your shoes.
Remember this only isn’t for USN use, if you find yourself in a canoe or fishing boat and go over the side, your pants can be used to help keep you afloat...
As I understand, a friend’s son experienced drowning at least once during SEAL training.
Actually, in the DWEST part of SERE/DWEST.
Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape / Deep Water Environmental Survival Training.
Fun stuff - when you're twenty-something... wouldn't be so much now - but some things you just don't forget.
Me too.. when I was a kid. I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone. Oh... and just in case someone wants to experience a hanging... did that too as a kid. That wasn’t pleasant either.
I had ‘volunteered’ for UDT ... guess they took one look at my 5’9 130lb 18yo ‘mass of steel’ and maybe saw the ‘frog’ but didn’t turn that into ‘Frog Man’ and didn’t think that warranted spending the money to transfer me from a ship in San Diego to UDT School in Coronado.
Oh, yes, I was all the way up to 130 (at least on paper) because I ‘beefed’ up to ‘meet the standard’ for enlistment.
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