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Re: Summer!
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2018, 12:41:40 PM »
Yes, much easier. Plus you don't sweat unless you really exert yourself. That is a two edged sword, because while you don't get all sticky and wet, you can very easily dehydrate because you don't feel that "hot". So it's very important to consume a lot of fluids and water.


Same thing I had to remember when riding motorcycles during high heat season. Even though a person sweats, the air flow dries it rapidly and it is easy to dehydrate on long rides.
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Re: Summer!
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2018, 05:56:31 PM »
The forecast changed yesterday and changed again today. No surprise there. Now it looks like it will hit 98 degrees Saturday to tie the record high. 61% humidity will bring the heat index up to 124 degrees. 97 degrees would still be a heat index of 120 with that humidity. It would be a good day to stay indoors all day but I know I won't. Today I mowed my back yard during the hottest part of the day. I had to get it done when I could. It's 86 degrees but feels like 88 right now and it wasn't much worse than that.
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Re: Summer!
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2018, 01:17:09 PM »
Speaking of AC, I just replace the blower motor in my truck. It's nice to have AC again. Funny thing the owner of the company drives the oldest truck, 20 years older than our next oldest. I really love the old square body Fords. Then all made it deep into the 400000 + for me
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Re: Summer!
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2018, 10:55:29 PM »
USPSA match yesterday, luckily we had some overcast and light breeze around noon, but it was still a scorcher... ordered a beach umbrella for the gun cart.... still have August and September

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Re: Summer!
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2018, 11:32:14 AM »
Les you'll have to post a picture of that....
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Re: Summer!
« Reply #35 on: Today at 08:05:32 PM »

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Re: Summer!
« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2018, 12:37:05 PM »
USPSA match yesterday, luckily we had some overcast and light breeze around noon, but it was still a scorcher... ordered a beach umbrella for the gun cart.... still have August and September


Something like this?

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/cb-outdoor-40-camo-umbrella?hvarAID=shopping_googleproductextensions
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Re: Summer!
« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2018, 08:37:03 PM »
Rastus, I haven't tried a new hosting service since Photobucket held my pics for ransom... it is an adjustable beach umbrella, 7' diameter... will hook it to the gun cart (modified baby stroller with ATV gun brackets) with a piece of PVC for it to slide into... my gun bag is snap linked to the cart, the ATV rubber brackets hold 2 long guns, soft sided cooler, and most importantly a folding stool...you can just roll off the stool without using your knees, which is extremely helpful as my left knee moves around a bit... most of our matches run about 3 hours, and the Sun can get brutal if the stage is downrange at a distance from the shade trees

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Re: Summer!
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2018, 09:33:53 AM »
It's not like we've never had heat waves before. I can't help but wonder how much of this is because the bulk of the population is far more out of shape and too heavy today, than they were 50 years ago? If you look at the stats, the United States has turned into a diabetes factory. It's at epidemic levels. You can't turn on the TV without seeing a commercial featuring some drug company pedaling a drug to control it. Most of it has been caused by bad diet, obesity, and a lack of proper exercise.

People are eating garbage 3 meals a day, don't exercise enough, then complain when it gets hot. Because they're carrying around 50 extra pounds. Slim kids playing Little League and riding their bicycles to and from school, have been replaced by big fat slobs who waddle off the school bus, then sit around playing X-Box 360, and yelling, "Get the door, it's Domino's!" Half of these kids are going to end up on Dialysis by the time they're 30.

And it's not just the kids. I have 2 neighbors that retired about the same time I did, (3-1/2 years ago). Both of them have put on at least 30 pounds in that time. They were both out working in their yards, sweating like 2 thoroughbreds that just finished 6 furlongs, when I walked by getting my mail yesterday. Both said the same thing to me.... "Man is it HOT!". (It was morning, humid, and in the upper 80's). They've been my neighbors for 20 years, and I never once ever heard them complain about the heat before they strapped on the feed bag. It's Summer in the desert for God's sake. What do they expect, Parka's and mittens?
 

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Re: Summer!
« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2018, 01:25:00 AM »
Breaking News: This Summer's Record Setting Heat Was Caused By Fat People!
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Re: Summer!
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2018, 09:03:58 PM »
In all seriousness, we've had several days here this summer that have matched or broken old records. And some of those records were set during the Dust Bowl years of the mid 1930s. One of the worst heat waves in North American history was in 1936, and killed thousands of people. But there were days this summer that were even hotter than the same date in 1936. When you have days hot enough to kill even healthy people, the fatties may suffer more, but they're not wrong when they say it's too hot.

More info about the 1936 heat wave here. -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1936_North_American_heat_wave
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THE RIGHT TO BUY WEAPONS IS THE RIGHT TO BE FREE - A. E. van Vogt, The Weapon Shops of Isher

 

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