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Old 05-22-2013, 10:10 PM
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No cure for that kind of heat and humidity. I tried putting a small ice pack down each rubber boot. Maybe it could be attached on your hat somewhere.
I also tried attaching a 2 inch diameter flexible hose to the heat or ac outlet in the truck; shove the hose down your shirt or your boots as you drive between stops.
Old 05-22-2013, 10:15 PM
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Hydrate the night before with water when you know the next day is going to be a hot one.

Laying off the Gatorade is good advice.

During the day, make yourself take a 5-10 minute water break every hour and sit in the shade or air-conditioned truck.

It may take a little longer to get your yards done during the day but it's better than the alternative.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:18 PM
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try some underarmor heatgear. i used to wear it under my leathers when i raced motorcycles. several days it was over 100 degrees out in full leathers, boots, helmets, gloves and it kept me cool
Old 05-22-2013, 10:52 PM
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I have some shirts I got from a sports shop dri-tek or something like that, it's great stuff
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by zackvbra View Post
I am 5 miles from florida, lol
You are five miles from northern get my point
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:26 PM
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I know the feeling. Monday was rough here. Drink more water. Take half of your body weight and that's the amount of water you are supposed to have in ounces on a normal day. Its probally double for working all day in the heat.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:44 AM
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It sounds like you may have had a mild heat stroke.

If you have a family or regular doctor, you should call them and explain what happened and your symptoms. Your "wicked" headache really bothers me. From what I understand, once you have a heat related illness, the next occurrence won't take as much heat to occur and will be worse.

Old 05-23-2013, 07:18 AM
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My son had heat strokes when serving in the Army. He never was good in the heat after that.
Old 05-23-2013, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by GrassGuerilla View Post
I freeze a bunch of bar towels (moistened first) keep em in your cooler. Wrap a nice cold towel around your neck.
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I keep a towel handy that I dip in ice cold water in the cooler and put it around my neck. Does wonders! Keeps the blood going to your head cool.
Old 05-23-2013, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by PamlicoLawnCare View Post
Hydrate the night before with water when you know the next day is going to be a hot one.

Laying off the Gatorade is good advice.
^^^ Best advice in a nutshell...though staying hydrated all the time or least working at it a few days prior will pay further dividends. Alcohol intake will dehydrate a person, so hitting the sauce hard the night before is unwise.

Personally, I can't stand using the A/C in my truck b/tw jobs...heck, I even hate walking into a grocery store when I'm drenched with sweat. My preference is for more steady temps, even when it's hotter than hades. I take only water with me and keep it at truck/room temperature. I live for Summer!

The best predictor for how uncomfortable it is is the dewpoint. Mid 70s on up and you'll know it. Low 80s is stifling. A high dewpoint means your sweat will not evaporate as quickly...which is what naturally cools us off the most.
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