Winter survival Course: How to extract from Water safely
Participants at the introductory winter warfare course in Sweden have learned how to extract themselves from icy water safely – a vital part for survival.
Reservists from Sweden, Estonia, Norway and the UK have for several days been training on surviving in the field. Among much else they have learned emergency fire lighting drills.
The seven-day introductory course, organised by the Swedish Reserve officer association, has highly qualified instructors from Sweden, Norway and Finland.
The course started with basic survival and skiing techniques in the classroom and camp area, then progressed to ice breaking drills and tow nights out under the stars in temperatures around -10C.
– Thanks to The Swedish ROA and the instructors who have made the course so professional, said CIOR Secretary General Adrian Walton, Col. UK Army.