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Beating the Heat and Humidity in the Deep South

August 30, 2012

Life is pretty good, here in Columbia, SC, but during the summer the heat and humidity combine to form conditions that can be dangerous to the ill-prepared. When the summer sun starts beating down, and the humidity makes the air feel like you could cut it with a knife, it’s easy to exceed the body’s capacity to cool itself. When this happens, dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be the result. None of those are conducive to a good training experience, to put it mildly, so it is important to take good care of yourself.

Dr. Meade already touched on this in his article on what to bring to a gun class, which is recommended reading for anyone attending SI training. However, I thought I’d share some refinements that I’ve made to my heat survival system this summer here.

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