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Heat Management / Cooling Towels

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Heat Management / Cooling Towels

Post by Twitch on January 1st 2018, 19:52

At previous events we had some serious issues with heat that we had to deal with.  

We have made changes to procedure to mitigate the risk in the future.

First, combat shirts are recommended.  They will breath much easier.
A wicking layer can be your best friend. 
We have installed and will utilize communal Gatorade sports style squeeze bottles in the truck. - Fluid intake will be mega important. 
In the bed of the truck will be an ice cooler for your cooling towels. This is not a requirement, but I strongly urge you to get one.  It can be any color for at camp, but if you plan to wear it in the field, get a neutral (non-brightly colored) version.  I have put links for a gray version and a tan version.  - As a side note on price, I don't know if these are just cheaper because it's the winter right now, but I paid $12 for my tan one last summer before Copperhead. 

Expect temperatures in the upper 80's to mid 90's with 60-90% humidity, and a heat index of 100-120F.  It's going to be hot and sticky. 

Gray towel: Ergodyne Chill-Its 6602 Evaporative Cooling Towel, Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L2LTYDK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_WQNLybYGA86JV
($7.51/ea at time of this post)

Tan towel: Frogg Toggs 647484919185 Chilly Pad Cooling Towel, 33" Length x 13" Width, Sand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BW7MK0S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_lLOLybZMJEXNT
($5.99/ea at time of this post)

If you have questions, or if anyone who has experience with these wants to offer testimonials, please do so.

Again, NON-BRIGHTLY COLORED. We have that in policy now because this happened: 
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