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Ice is never safe...

If you talk to the Department  of Natural Resources they will tell you  that the ice is never 100% safe.

You can be standing on 6 inches of ice and have it only 3 inches a few feet away.

Wearing some kind of flotation device is a great idea.  The kind that auto inflates is a great way.

There are also things to wear to help you get back on the ice.

Taking the advice of the DNR or other agencies about the safety of the ice is a personal decision.

What ever you decide, decide wisely!


Remember, play it safe.

Comment balloon 13 commentsWilliam Feela • December 23 2017 10:41PM


I would not care how thick the ice is when it comes to making a hole in it, sitting in freezing weather, and waiting for fish to bite. Now I do recall ice skating on a nearby pond in Chicago as a child. Maybe it's the rushing around on skates that kept me warm-ish!

Posted by Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS (Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate) about 3 years ago

There was people out on the ice today ice fishing, i think they are crazy, it has not been frozen that long William Feela 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) about 3 years ago

I can only imagine how difficut it is to get back on ice after you fell of it in the water. I have seen a heart breaking video how a dog was trying to do it and it either was slipping back into water, or the ice was cracking and same result. Some crazy guy swam to the dog and saved it, but this is beyond dangerous.

Nice Pyke in the picture

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) about 3 years ago

HI William Feela I was visiting relatives in Chicago and they took me to the docks off  Lake Michigan and we walked on ice. The ice was about 3 feet thick but still scared me to death!  

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 3 years ago

BRRR! I know that there are things to do outside the metro DC area like ice fishing - but we never get that much cold for such a long period of time these days! Enjoy your cold weather and be safe too! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) about 3 years ago

William Feela great reminder...ice is never safe.  Growing up in the North, I remember that there was always someone that found this out the hard way. 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 3 years ago

Morning William.

Thin or thick you won't find me out there.  Just not worth the time getting cold

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 3 years ago

Walking or driving on it....it's a hazard no matter how well prepared you think you are !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 3 years ago

William, love fishing, and especially deep sea fishing, but not ice fishing - too cold! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 3 years ago

A spring in a lake can thaw ice very quickly and without notice.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 about 3 years ago

Good morning William. Well said and important. Nothing on or in the ice is worth your life. Merry Christmas.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 3 years ago

I hope you and your family have a very special Christmas, William.  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 3 years ago

Bill, I guess if one fell through the ice it would be all over for them if not out and dry in just a very few minutes?

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) about 3 years ago