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February 18, 2013

CATCHING CABIN FEVER: Falls of the Ohio hosts day of events to get families active

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CLARKSVILLE —

“It’s fun to look up and see all of the bright colors and the birds,” Vicki Dodge, volunteer, said about the nesting bags that she will begin hanging throughout her yard.

In addition to the many indoor activities, the afternoon naturalist walk also drew a crowd wanting to beat the cabin fever blues. 

Weather enthusiasts experienced a tornado simulation from the National Weather Service, along with information.

“I think so many people never actually see a tornado, so this way you see what it looks like. It’s just a good way to keep people talking about weather,” said Jeremy Beavin with Falls of the Ohio.   

Beavin explained that the simulator consisted of an ionizer that turned water into vapor that was fanned in such a way that created a tornado. 

However, for the true outdoor enthusiast, Mark Sawvell of Bass Pro Shops, explained important tips to winter adventures. Sawvell showed off winter sleeping bags, liners, boots and more. 

“The three W’s are: wicking, warming and waterproof,” said Sawvell.   

He reminded the importance of having waterproof boots with wool socks and wearing a warm hat to keep heat inside the body.  

“Of course, 70 percent of heat loss is from the head. If your feet are cold, put a hat on,” said Sawvell.

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