A soldier with deep frostbite of the foot must walk through snow and freezing
weather in order to reach a medical treatment facility. How should his foot be
a. The foot should be thawed; then the casualty should put on dry socks and
boots and begin walking.
b. The foot should not be thawed until the casualty reaches the medical
The foot should be thawed, then packed in snow in order to refreeze the foot
before he begins his walk.
A soldier has frostbitten toes. How can you rewarm them?
a. Soak the casualty's bare foot in hot water.
b. Soak the foot in cool water to which ice or snow has been added.
Put the casualty's bare foot against your abdomen and cover the foot with
d. Put the casualty's foot as close as possible to a roaring fire.
e. All of the above are acceptable methods of treating frostbite.
A casualty has suffered frostbite and mild hypothermia. A soldier says, "Give him
a warm whiskey and a cigarette; that will warm him up." Should you follow the