The weather has been mild in Florida this winter, BUT, that does not predict the weather for Wally and me. Hypothermia kits are required gear for the Everglades Challenge, and the Friday before the race will be one of the items checked during a safety inspection conducted by EC veterans.

In our kits are the following: storm proof matches in watertight container which has a compass and whistle and flint strike built in. Small tent candle with two 7 hour candles, space blanket, hand warmers, glow sticks & firestarter cubes.