Beat the Heat!! It's summer again...beware...
Posted 15 June 2006 - 07:14 PM
2% of people on this forum will say that Tippmann doesn't pwn all. If you are one of the 98% that disagrees put this in your sig
Posted 17 June 2006 - 09:23 PM
-camelback (or similar system) is a MUST for the sniper. These allow you to drink on the field.
-start hydrating the night prior. Get off the soda and beer and start drinking water at least 12 hours prior to play (more if it will be a big game)
-sport drinks (gatorade etc) are good but are not a substitute for water. Most have too much sugar, drink some but drink water too.
-if you wait to drink until you feel thirsty, it is already too late. Drink at every opportunity. The Army calls this forced hydration.
-Walmart has some things for cooling. It is a neck band that when soaked in water soaks it up and as it evaproates it cools you off. I have one for paintball and am using one in Iraq so I know they work.
-if you have had a heat injury, you will now be more likely to have one in the future. The guy that had heat stroke on the field needs to pay special attention and his team mates need to check on him frequently.
-it is possible to OVER-hydrate. Stick to no more than 1 qt an hour, not to exceed 12 quarts in 24 hours.
-get some rest the night before. Tired people are more likely to have all kind of problems.
-eat a good meal the night before, eat something the morning and have some HEALTHY snacks with you.
-learn the signs and symptoms of heat injuries. If you fell them yourself or notice them in someone else, get off the field and rest. Also know the treatments for heat injuries, it could be the difference between life and death.
Have fun, but be safe.
This post has been edited by Missing Link: 17 June 2006 - 09:26 PM
Posted 20 June 2006 - 05:43 PM
also camel packs are great too
Posted 20 June 2006 - 05:48 PM
BTW for my recon i have a platypus water bladder.
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 06:44 PM
It is said that when you are thirsty you are dehydrated. Please drink large amounts of liquid on a hot day.
Posted 22 June 2006 - 07:36 PM
Also I don't always resommend removing jackets or vest cause my cousin did that just yesterday and I shot him in the arm causing it to bleed pretty badly.
Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:24 AM
* Fainting: (Heat Syncope) Fainting is most common when an individual who is not acclimatized to a hot environment is required to stand or be still for a great length of time. This is an obvious problem for someone manning a hide or observation post. A person forced to stand is far more prone (pun intended) to fainting than someone who is supine. Movement is usually all that is needed to avoid fainting, but as we know, this may not always be an option, especially for the military sniper. Victims usually recover quickly once they have fallen prone and have lain down for a short period of time.
That happende to me. TWICE. It sucks
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 01:30 PM
I have never used underarmor, so correct me if im wrong, but wouldnt that add another layer of cloths and make you hotter? [also keep in mind I have never been a big sports guy as well ]
actually what it does is reacts with the moisture given off by your body (sweat) and cools you off. i was playing one day (is was about 90 degrees) and i was wearing my under armor and thick coveralls, it was lunch so i took off my cover alls and i actually started shivering, thats how good it works.