Polar Do’s and Don’t's

From the U.S. Navy's Polar Manual (4th ed., 1965):

Number 26: Do not touch cold metal with moist, bare hands. If you should inadvertently stick a hand to cold metal, urinate on the metal to warm it and save some inches of skin. If you stick both hands, you'd better have a friend along.

The whole list is pretty interesting and worth a read. You can download the entire manual from the Defense Technical Information Center (PDF - 33 MB).

Posted By: Alex - Wed Mar 15, 2017
Category: Military, Body Fluids

3 1/2 years of shore duty on Oahu and they never issued us this.
Posted by F.U.D. in Stockholm, Sweden on 03/15/17 at 12:31 PM
#5: I am just going outside and may be some time.
Posted by Richard Bos in The Netherlands on 03/15/17 at 08:29 PM
So you get your tongue stuck to an iron post. How good is your aim?
Posted by BMN on 03/16/17 at 11:14 AM
#32: "Watch out where the huskies go and don't you eat that yellow snow!"
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 03/16/17 at 04:23 PM
Once your tongue and your willie are both stuck to the post, then what?
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 03/16/17 at 10:27 PM
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