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Heat Escape Lessening Posture - Single
HELP - Heat Escape Lessening Posture: When you are alone, this position protects the body's three major areas of heat loss (groin, head/neck, and rib cage/armpits). Wearing a PFD allows you to draw your knees to your chest and your arms to your sides.
Heat Escape Lessening Posture - Huddle
Huddling With Others: Huddling with other people in the water lessens the loss of body heat and is good for morale. Also, rescuers can spot a group more easily than individuals.