|From National Geographic|
Sleep during the day and move around at nightEven though we are used to functioning during the daylight hours, when the heat reaches extremes, we'll be more apt to get things done during dusk or after dark without finding out first hand what those guys who looked into the Ark felt like.
Find a watering holeLocal bars probably won't be the best place to hang out when the Cindermen rule the world: think of how hot they are on a Friday or Saturday night! Instead try looking for an actual watering hole (lake, river, giant mud puddle). Be careful though! When the heat is extreme and rain is scarce, watering holes that were once gorgeous bastions of safe hydration become death traps.
Eat spicy foodsAs odd as it sounds, this seems to work. There is some science mumbo jumbo about it opening your pores and causing you to sweat (hydrate!) thereby making your body's cooling system work more efficiently. At least, that's what someone told me. Oh, and endorphins.
Avoid Physical Activity at Peak Heat HoursBasically, try to keep your moving around to a minimum when it's hottest out. Run only if you must. Jogging for exercise can be deadly if you do it when it's too hot. Conserve your energy and electrolytes until the sun sets and things cool off a bit.
Whatever you do to stay cool, remember to drink water. The cleaner the better of course.
What tips and tricks do you have for surviving extreme heat post-electricity? Tell us in the comments!
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