Heat Exhaustion - Hunting Survival Symptoms - Treatment

Heat stroke

On warmer days a health concern facing hunters can be Heat Exhaustion. The excitement of the hunt, the greater physical effort and the possibility of becoming dehydrated can lead a hunter to become over heated. This is a dangerous condition and must be addressed immediately

Symptoms of heat exhaustion

  • Profuse sweating
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Flushed or reddened skin
  • Rapid or fast breathing and heart beat
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Fatigue

Treatment of heat exhaustion

  • Stop all activity
  • Cool down the person as soon as possible
  • Hydrate with cool water or Gatorade
  • Get medical attention if the condition doesn't improve within an hour