What are your tips for summer ?

@greenline (14864)
Canada
July 2, 2009 1:20pm CST
Summer is here in the northern hemisphere. People will be enjoying in their different favorite ways, going to the beaches, to the mountain resorts, driving along highways, and more too. Yet, one has to protect oneself from the summer heat and UV when it gets too hot, and especially if one is travelling to hot places. What are your tips to protect oneself ? Here is one I have : wear sunglasses when you are driving in a bright sunlit day. Please share your tips for summer too.
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@jalucia (1435)
• United States
2 Jul 09
I'd be interested to hear some tips too, seeing as though I can't stand the heat. I know the basics - stay hydrated, use sunscreen, use the AC - especially on the highway (saves gas) or if you have allergies. I've already started to see lots of people with umbrellas and if you can wait till the later afternoon to go out (or possibly early morning) you'll avoid the hottest part of the day. Apply your deodorant at night, so it has time to absorb while you're sleeping and be more effective, apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside so that it, also, can be most effective. I'd like to see what others have to say. Hopefully, there will be something that I can use.
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@greenline (14864)
• Canada
5 Jul 09
Nice to exchange suggestions and advices among myLotters !!
• United States
4 Jul 09
Take a full sized bath towel. Wet it. Now place it in a plastic bag. Put ice cubes in there, if you have some. If not, then just use the wet towel. Twist the top of the bag. Put it in the car, or what ever you are in. Take it along with you. When the heat starts getting too hot, then take out the towel, and put it over your back and shoulders. You will be amazed at how quickly you can withstand the heat by using this method. Oh, and a hat will also help out.
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
3 Jul 09
hi greenline, western country people will enjoy defenetly at weekend, this habit is only in cities in our place, this has to be according to their earnings
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Hey greemline! If you're going to spend a lot of time outdoors, wear sunscreen. I would also recommend using skin-so-soft bath oil or some other kind of insect repellant to keep the bugs off. Kathy.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
3 Jul 09
I forgot to mention to drink a lot of water, too. Kathy.
@mjhicks (319)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Summertime usually means travel of some sort. Weather it is a day trip to a regional park, beach, or mountains or a longer trip take the following precautions: On top of your regular maint service before you travel, have belts, hoses and thermostat all checked or replaced as necessary. Have your AC serviced. Know your route and check with your local highway department for any road closures or detours that may affect your travel. Leave details of your travel plans with a trusted friend or family member and check in with them on a sceduled basis. They can notify the authorities if you are overdue and get a wellfair search started. Cary extra water for yourself and your vehicle. Keep a non perishable 72 hour supply of food and water in your vehicle and make or purchase an emergency roadside kit. If you break down in a remote area stay with your vehicle. Use your emergency flags and or reflectors on top of your vehicle or even spell out SOS with rocks or dirt to make it more visible from the air. Use your car's horn to send an SOS with three short taps, three long and three short. Wait a few seconds and repeat three times wait 10 minutes and start again. If you have a two way radio license and have a mobile or portable radio turn to national emergency channel and transmit your location and nature of emergency for five minutes every hour on the hour and 30 minute mark. Turning the radio off in between to save energy. If you don't have a radio license and are in the US carry a Family Radio Service walkie talkie and transmit your emergency on channel 1 or on a channel you hear other traffic on. Even if you don't hear an answer someone may be monitoring and get help moving in your direction. If the situation is very desparate you can light a very smokey signal fire. Be sure any fire you light has good clearance from any brush, watch over it and never light a fire in windy conditions. You can use a small amount of your spare oil supply to make your fire somkey or even burn your spare tire after letting the air out. This is a last resort AFTER you run out of water and or are sick injured. HAVE A SAFE HAPPY SUMMER!
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
4 Jul 09
Thank you for your response. These are some very good tips. I don't have any plans to travel because of money problems, though. I used to travel a lot but I'm living on SSI now and my family is helping me out the best they can. I don't have a very dependable car these days, anyway. I keep water in my car all the time in case my engine starts running hot. Happy mylotting! Kathy.
• United States
8 Jul 09
I ust admit that I need to buy some sunscreen for my girls. They claim nowaddays you should be putting it on everyday that you are outside. I do put some aloe on my kids because they need it to keep there skin in good condtion. It is like stuff for sunburns and it works wonders let me tell you. I think one tip I could give would be to wear a hat if you can that will help your eyes as well as your face from the hot sun. Take care and happy mylotting to you greenline.