About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Louisiana Offroad Rider’s Ed Study Guide. At the present time, you cannot obtain off-road education certification from Offroad Ed. However, you can use this Study Guide as a resource to learn more about off-road safety.

Hypothermia occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can produce it.

Outdoorsman wrapped in a thermal foil blanket to prevent hypothermia
Contributing Factors
  • Extreme cold
  • Use of alcohol or drugs
  • Slower metabolic rates, as in older people
  • Other medical conditions
Symptoms
  • Uncontrolled shivering
  • Slow slurred speech
  • Memory loss
  • Irrational behavior
  • Lack of movement
  • Sleepiness
  • Unconsciousness
Prevention
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing that can wick away moisture.
  • Keep your head covered.