I got the inspiration for this writing from this article and as I started to research found this one. Many people here in Vermont love to ice fish and many people from hikers to snowmobilers use the ice as a way of getting from point A to point B. Personally being on ice gives me the creeps. I've been across lonesome lake over in New Hampshire several times as a short cut and always felt like I could go in at any time and that is the first thought you should have no ice is completely safe.
First How Long can you survive in freezing water: