6896Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Feet Higher Than Head?
- Oct 1, 2004Dave Womble wrote:
>Jackie, that is very useful. Thanks for sharing it with us. It isDave,
>cetainly something that I am glad to be aware of so that I can
>quickly recognise the condition and try to remedy it quickly if it
>ever happens. Sounds a little like one thing leads to another, leads
>to another, but elevated feet can be a major contributer to the
>domino effect and it is necessary to immediately remove the pressure
>on your cranium by quit elevating the feet if something doesn't feel
>right in your head. I have experienced domino effect problems that
>get out of hand when I have scuba dived in the past and the immediate
>remedy is of course, to get to the surface to relief the symtoms
>associated with the increased pressure.
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jackie lynn evans"
What Jackie did not mention is that vascular headaches don't happen to
everyone. If a hiker has a history of vascular headaches, then watching
out for putting the feet too high is a great idea. If the camper has
not had them (migranes, etc.) then it is unlikely that sleeping with the
feet slightly elevated will give a hammock camper their first vascular
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