Ok, so its officially HOT here, outside temperature on my way home from work today was 108. LOL...I heard you could actually fry bacon on a blacktop parking slab. isions of pork strips sizzling aside, what are your tips and tricks for keeping cool?
My number one is a quick shower. Tap water is usually around 70 degrees. Even 5 minutes under the shower will cool you off greatly. And even in a power outage the water usually still runs. So pop under the water for a bit, and even do it several times a day if needed.
And don't forget your pets. If you are sweating, they are probably hot too. Time for the kids and the dogs to run thru the sprinkler hose.
Number two for me is go light on the clothing at home. I have to wear work clothing at the job, which is a heavier fabric. As soon as I walk in the door, that goes right onto the floor. After that quick shower, I usually grab one of the sets of surgical scrubs (those light blue almost PJs, you see doctors wear on TV). Lightening the amount of insulation (and that is what clothing is) around your body will help you tolerate higher temps.
I will add more as I come across them tomorrow, but feel free to add yours...