Your kit in your bergen is inside a plastic bin liner to help keep it dry. When you cross frozen rivers you loosen your bergen straps and lower it down on your back. This helps you to get it off quickly if you do go through the ice. When you hit the water, you release your bergen and sling it onto the frozen ice, then you claw your way out with your ski poles.
It feels like your balls hit you in the throat when you initially sink in the water. Its fffffrrrreeezzzing. :shock:
steve these pics r ace! how long wer u in 4? im joining my training group feb 11th canot w8!! *text deleted* wanted this 4 so long nd its finaly hear it feals sereal. i think il love trainin, any advice or words of wisdom haha.