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Beat the Heat!! It's summer again...beware...

#16 User is offline   xXsabreXx 

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 07:14 PM

wow searching for a passed out sniper most likely wearing a ghillie suit that had to be hard
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 09:23 PM

Some things to think about in the heat from someone who has been a heat casualty (hospitalized for heat exhaustion in 95):

-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.


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Posted 19 June 2006 - 10:33 AM

this is a good informative post it would be nice for every PAINTBALLER on these forums to read this.
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 07:56 PM

that article is from 1999 havnt you ever heard of evoloution? just were your gilly bit by bet ever day in increasing intervals, then you should morph into like, a dessert lizzard :dodgy:
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 05:07 AM

i have experienced heat stroke/dehdreation first hand in football, i passed out and woke up in a hospital with an IV
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 05:43 PM

yeah underarmor is awsome, i have a pair for heat and 2 pair for cold, its sooo worth it

also camel packs are great too

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 05:48 PM

hey, i have some camo pants and a camo jacket, from my army navy store, so its heavy stuff and is really hot. Then i have the recon 6 vest on top of that. Now i havent played in the sumer heat yet was wondering if i get some underarmour and that should keep me cooler or lose the jacket and grab something lighter (if so then what?).

BTW for my recon i have a platypus water bladder.
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 06:44 PM

I have had heat stroke. It is very serious. If you feel lightheaded, sit down and call for some water or some help. DO NOT IGNORE IT.

It is said that when you are thirsty you are dehydrated. Please drink large amounts of liquid on a hot day.
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Posted 21 June 2006 - 04:30 PM

good topic

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 07:36 PM

Underarmor(or similar knock offs) are necessary ecspecially if you wear full bdu's with a vest in the 90* weather.

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.
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Posted 24 June 2006 - 08:04 PM

I use underarmor, and im gonna geta bladder so i can fill it up with something like propel. Has electrolytes, tastes good, no sugar :]
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Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:24 AM

[quote name='lastmanstanding' date='Jun 8 2006, 04:52 PM' post='734381']

* 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.

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 03:23 PM

This thread has some really good advice. Like what Mitch Force said it would be nice to have every paintballer read this. :rolleyes:
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Posted 03 July 2006 - 02:05 PM

a great reminder, Im going to have to have the sniper on my team "schoony" take a look at this, I cant imagine trying to find him in the woods in full ghille, he is dam good at concealment.
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 01:30 PM

View PostErndogg, on Jun 12 2006, 07:26 PM, said:

View Postlastmanstanding, on Jun 12 2006, 09:19 PM, said:

View Postghostinthewood, on Jun 10 2006, 09:23 PM, said:

Hydration bladders and underarmor are worth it guys. :)



Yea, underarmor, love the stuff, I use it for all my sports :huh:

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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.
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