Heat Cramps/Exhaustion/Stroke Awareness

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  1. mjd4277

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    Any pages for dealing with BROKER BS Awareness?
     
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    You might have to go to the “Bad Company” forum for that!;)lol
     
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    Crazy! I had an injector issue putting fuel into my oil. Didn't idle or run A/C from SLC, to Phoenix, Tucson, and deadheaded home to Ft Smith.

    I carry lots of Gatorade Zero and water, but ran out east of Amarillo and didn't stop the rest of the way.

    Crazy leg cramps that I've never experienced that night. Dehydration I now assume.
     
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    That’s the thing, you could be drinking one to two liters of Gatorade,but in high heat conditions you could be SWEATING TEN!! And when that happens,you’re in trouble!
     
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    Always important to stay hydrated but in the super dry southwest it is easy to get yourself in trouble before you realize it. You work in that heat without even busting a sweat and if you don't make yourself drink a lot of water, by the time it hits you you could already be in real trouble.
    When I worked in Iraq, they were serious about the hydration thing. Anyplace on the bases that had indoor plumbing would have a color chart posted of the wall above the urinals. The clearer your piss the better.
     
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    They have a similar chart posted in the men’s bathroom at the Walmart DC in Wintersville,Ohio
    In the upper Midwest you have a combination of high heat and humidity. I’m currently in Tomah,Wisconsin and the last week there was at least 5 straight days of temperatures in the low to high 90s. Last night we had severe thunderstorms roll through the area to cool things down but today it shot back up into the mid 90s again. Been swilling fluids ever since.
     
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