I did half of what I wanted to do paint wise and had to get inside the house before I suffered yet another case of heat exhaustion or worse.  Being Memorial day and having the Air and Sea show in town, the missus reminded me I ended up in the ER with heat poisoning during its first inception banc in ’95 and I was not to repeat the experience.  I paid attention and got my butt inside and under the cold shower till I cooled off and plan to remain indoors for the rest of the daylight hours.

And just as a reminder, here is an old post about Heat-related injuries for those who may want to learn the basics on the subject.

Hot Weather is here again. (gunfreezone.net)

About the cold compresses: One a top of the head, one under each armpit and one in the upper abdomen. That should bring the core temp down to control the subject till he/she can be seen by a doctor.

STAY SAFE, DAMN IT!

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

8 thoughts on “So I forgot it gets hot in South Florida.”
  1. Definitely, it’s bad even in the relatively cooler early morning if you are in direct sunlight.

  2. As I get older (and fatter), I found that sitting or standing in front of a fan in the air conditioning is very helpful to cool myself down when I get overheated. It takes a while, usually 15-30 minutes minimum. Also lots of water and some Gatorade, until I am peeing every half hour.

    1. More of a hassle, but a cool shower works wonders too. Water has a much higher thermal transfer rate than air, all else equal, and standing with a cool (not cold” stream of water on the old noggin can feel wonderful.

  3. Naturally it was hot and sunny all week, and now it’s cloudy and cool here.

    Bah. “Summer”.

  4. I learned the hard way that diabetes makes one even more susceptible to the heat than normal folks. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. I love my state, but it does want to kill us all.

  5. Surprisingly, one of the best places on the body to cool off is on the underside of the wrists. Very vascular, easy to get to, a great place to put some coolpacks on before you get totally overheated.

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