1. Really? I've never heard of this. Pics!
2. Don't walk in the quicksand.
3. Carry your cell phone in a chest pocket rather than belt or cargo pocket.
4. Watch that Bear Gryll video on escaping quicksand.
I think of it more as slow sand but the stuff is legit, just not how many people think of it. I got stuck in it once and it was on New Years Day during a thaw. I would have never gotten out had it not been for a couple of friends who were there hunting (wolf) with me.
Glacial silt...a wet, powdery sand that locks around your feet like concrete. The more you struggle the deeper you're drawn in. You don't have to sink out of sight like the movies depict, you only have to be held captive long enough to freeze to death or drown.
I have found some here before (both spring and actual quick sand style). Spring style you have to think quick and try to grab anything you can to pull your self up, ours is over 40' deep (using a rod to feel for bottom) and never found the bottom. You will sink fast in these and the ground around them will most likely give way while you try to pull yourself out. The quick sand the best method if rope and boards are not available lay down and once your feet come free from the sand, roll while trying to reduce the preasure of hands or feet!
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