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Here in the Central Valley, it's over 100.

My kitchen's almost 90, and the living room ac is struggling to keep it in the 80s.

I made a big mistake, one that I hope to learn from, and that was food that I was making for dinner all created heat. I need to prepare for cooler meals, stuff that won't require a toaster oven or stove top burner. And if my fridge stops working because of a blackout, I will truly be up a creek. Yes I have a backup generator, but will I want to go out and get it in the heat, set them up and run it? Not bloody likely! I'll set up my Jackery and run a fan off that, but without ac, I'm broiling. My backup gas generator is too small to run the ac, and I haven't tried running the fridge off it, yet.

I might just get my cot and set it up outside and sleep on that. Maybe around 11, when it cools down a little. 馃槱
On the hottest days we use the barbeque grill and Instapot.

I don't think there's a generator made that won't power a refrigerator, they only draw a few hundred watts
 

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Remember to drink plenty of fluids and to replenish your electrolytes. Wear UV protection and cooling clothes. Don't spend too much time outside. And maybe see if there are cooling centers set up in your area in case you need to bug out.
 

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Remember to drink plenty of fluids and to replenish your electrolytes. Wear UV protection and cooling clothes. Don't spend too much time outside. And maybe see if there are cooling centers set up in your area in case you need to bug out.
Cooling center, great idea. I checked on one a few blocks from my work yesterday. It's nice, but they close at 8pm. Kind of silly, you think they would be open all night.

But they have a workout room- treadmills, exercise bikes, etc. for only $11 a month. Score!
 

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Okay, have been holding this back because it is a sexist remark and not very nice but wth...

So all you fellas that suffer with the heat, now you know how the gals feel during hot flashes. That last for years!!

There. I said it.
BUT have you ever passed out from having a hot flash?
Remember to drink plenty of fluids and to replenish your electrolytes. Wear UV protection and cooling clothes. Don't spend too much time outside. And maybe see if there are cooling centers set up in your area in case you need to bug out.
The best fluids for hydration and to replenish your electrolytes : ( I think in the proper order in list)

Milk
Homemade chicken broth (the thicker type made with bones)
Gatorade

the above means for hydration are up to 3 times more effective then drinking water for to rehydrate...
 

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77 and sunny here in the Garden State.

Sun oven and a rocket stove are nice to have. Camp stove and butane stove top's good, too.
 

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The best fluids for hydration and to replenish your electrolytes : ( I think in the proper order in list)

Milk
Homemade chicken broth (the thicker type made with bones)
Gatorade

the above means for hydration are up to 3 times more effective then drinking water for to rehydrate...


Couldn't help myself. :LOL:
 

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I'm getting new thermals and wool clothes for this year. What you wear is important during weather events.
I am actually very well prepared attire wise for winter. Being someone that doesn't go camping in summer due to hating the heat, all my attire are tuned to extreme cold weather conditions.

Even if the weather goes below -20 F, I am good to go. I have heavyweight wicking base layers ( what you refer to as thermals), extreme cold rated heavy duty Down jacket (think Artic jackets one uses in the North Pole or Alaska), Swiss army extreme cold pull over the boot Artic Boots rated for -30F that fit over my Cold Weather insulated boots. Not to forget the extreme cold hats, gloves, socks, & face masks.

The snow and ice itself is not a problem either. For ice, I have several pairs of over the boot cleats, and snow I have extra large high weight capacity snow shoes (2 pair) and trekking poles with snow catch attachments.

1 thing I strongly recommend are getting those charcoal hand warmers, which burn for 8-12 hours. Only downfall of these is that your attire gets a smoky stench to it, but other then that they work great, and cheaper then disposable hand warmers (the fuel not the device but it pays for itself in like 10 uses).

For my actual home, 1 have 4 sets of down comforters 1 for each season, but in reality the summer down comforter I have used in 40 degree F temps (radiator needed to be bled) and was still toasty, and have yet to need the other 3 down comforters. The winter down comforter was like $400 on sale 900 down fill power, that alone one could be fine in freezing temperatures if my home ever loses heat.
 

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Lows of 60s all week in the nutmeg state you can feel the fall in the air. It's going to be a rough winter the squirrels are extra fat and furry this year. I'm getting new thermals and wool clothes for this year. What you wear is important during weather events.
Yep, and the leaf lookers will all be out driving around soon. Nice time of year.
 

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This intense heat this summer was killing me, past 2 days though has been around 73掳 F with a gentle breeze. Finally cool enough to leave the homestead, and I went out to the park yesterday testing some survival gear.

The park is only a few miles away, and it is a pretty drive to it. Our park is rather large and has different sections including a large lake where one can fish. It is only catch & release, which is fine with me.

Bought a lifetime fresh & salt water fishing License, so at any time if I want to go fishing, I just pully my rod & tackle box out of the truck and go for it...
 

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There's actually rain in the forecast around these here parts. Yay!

And Tahoe's even supposed to get a dusting. Hopefully, something will put the Mosquito Fire out. :(

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