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A frightening but fascinating method of discipline is called the wet-pack. As many as 30 wet cotton sheets are individually wrapped about the limbs and body, as tightly as possible, so that only the breathing tube from an inflatable gag remains exposed. The sheets are then compacted and bound paralyzingly tight using several layers of bandages.

To prepare for a session, start by soaking about 30 sheets in warm water to help ensure that all air is excluded from the pack. Air acts as an insulator and tends to diminish the effectiveness of the pack. If a roller or other method to squeeze out air bubbles is available, so much the better.

Provide the patient with a breathing tube, OR insert a gag, seal mouth with waterproof tape, and insert nostril tubes. If an extended session is planned, consider inserting a urethral catheter, and maybe even setting up intravenous saline and nutrient drips.

Carefully wrap the wet sheets, as tightly and smoothly as possible, around each limb. Bandaging the thickest part of the limb first tends to force the flesh to the thinner parts and make the limb a more uniform thickness and therefore easier to pack. After each sheet, use cloth tapes to tightly tie the sheet in place, then use 6" cotton bandages to bind it even more tightly.

In the case of a male patient, fold the penis back toward the buttocks and hold it in position with pack sheets applied like a diaper. Hold the sheets in place with a tightly strapped canvas waist belt and attached crotch strap designed to prevent erection.

Before wrapping the torso, you may want to apply a corset to compress the waist for control of respiration. Put pads over the eyes to minimize any cavities. Then wrap the torso, crotch, neck, and head.

Place sheets between the legs to fill any gaps. Securely wrap additional sheets around the legs and the trunk and fasten them in place again with bandages. At this stage stronger bandages should be used, made out of cotton sheeting. It is no longer necessary to bandage after every sheet.

Put each arm into a splint. Each splint has a mitt for the hand. Tightly lace each arm splint from wrist to armpit. Strap the arms securely to the side of the body using the special canvas straps built into the side of the body-splint, passing the straps through the loops in the arm splints.

If additional rigidity is desired, splint the legs and body. The splint is a canvas corset-like device, with metal rust-free stays, that laces up the back and extends from ankles to beneath armpits with adjustable shoulder straps, Lace up the splint as tightly as possible, using heavy-duty buttonhook-like devices and temporary straps. Once properly applied the patient is held in absolute rigidity. The splint should be anchored by a strap across the soles of the feet.

Finally, use extra-large sheets to wrap the entire body, from the crown of the head to the tips of the toes, as a single unit. As with any other wrapping operation, pass each sheet at least 3 complete times around the patient (or limb) to ensure that it cannot be unwrapped by the patient. After the last sheets are added then again bandage the patient from head to toe. Treatment can now begin.

After wrapping the patient as described above, it is quite impossible for the patient to move - not even to blink or twitch a toe. Often panic has already set in, but the worst is yet to come. Since the patient is now rigid, he or she can be picked up in a mechanical hoist and gradually lowered into a large tank containing ice water. You cannot imagine the shock or agony as this ice-cold water seeps through the bindings and numbs the skin.

As the freezing water gradually passes through the pack you may hear the patient desperately trying to inhale more air through the breathing tubes as the cold water causes the oxygen requirement to shoot up. The patient will try to inhale all the air that he can as his metabolism increases to combat the cold. For more intense sessions, the "nurse" or "doctor" may request that the air supply be reduced at such times.
When the patient has been sufficiently soaked, he is hoisted out of the tank. The muscle contractions due to struggling can reduce the cold but this soon results in unbearable heat.

After the initial immersion cycles the patient is left to soak in the tank and the auto-immersion cycle is started. This is essentially a timer that causes the patient to be hoisted out of the tank and reimmersed automatically. The timer has a random setting so that the patient cannot anticipate the next hoisting or reimmersion. The period between immersions may be long enough for the patient to become uncomfortably hot, but maybe not.

In this way the patient is left without any contact with the outside world for as much as a week at a time. The hell endured by such a patient is unimaginable. Itching, cramps and fear of re-immersion are the only companions. The patient has been transformed into an absolutely helpless and rigid mummy, without even the slightest hope of escape. Even the fingers, toes, jaw and eyelids are immobilized. The patient is usually reduced to a state of blind panic, but is not be able to communicate that panic to anyone or get any form of comfort. The patient is alone!

The patient has no idea when he or she will be released or how much time has passed. "Life" becomes a living hell of alternating heat, cold, re-immersion, fear of drowning, claustrophobia, suffocation, cramps and unimaginable boredom. Nothing to do but lie there, nothing to hear, smell, control or feel except the cold. The patient is being crushed and needs to move to relieve the screaming cramps in the limbs and body. The patient cannot possibly lie still any longer - but will!


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