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    I thought I saw another thread on this but couldn't find it agian so here goes.... Any tips for keeping cool at outdoor powwows this summer?

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    When i was a kid and we went somewhere hot my dad used to keep our drinks(his beer lol) in the cooler with ice and some water(uh not for drinking tho)...but at the same time there was washclothes...err clean of course, in there too so if us wimpy kids got too hot we could have an ice cold washcloth to use as we needed it...im still a wimp and i still do the same thing



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    • #3
      Drink something hot.

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      • #4
        Keep Cool

        There are those spray bottles with a battery operated fan attached. Those are pretty nice to have when you're sitting in the sun. I have also seen chairs with a shade attached above them. I really want one of those.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ta'neeszahnii Techno
          Drink something hot.
          You can't be serious.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by paintedsun22
            You can't be serious.
            It's a situation like mind over matter. Your internal temperature gets warmer while your external body temperature automaticallys adjusts by cooling itself off which in turn, allows you to withstand the heat that much better.

            Besides, you get to make some coffee!

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            • #7
              Wow. I'll have to try that.....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ta'neeszahnii Techno
                Drink something hot.
                Can you say "heatstroke"?
                Something exists.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ta'neeszahnii Techno
                  It's a situation like mind over matter. Your internal temperature gets warmer while your external body temperature automaticallys adjusts by cooling itself off which in turn, allows you to withstand the heat that much better.
                  Drinking something will in fact raise your body temp.
                  Something you don't want to do when the temp is already pushing 100!

                  Heatstroke indeed!!

                  Try to get yourself used to the heat before the powwow.
                  If you stay in the air conditioner all day, take a few walks outside everyday. 5 to 7 minutes at first and increase by a few minutes each day. Do this several times a day untill you can spend a length of time outside and don't forget to drink plenty of water!
                  Save the sports drinks for the actual powwow or your practice times. They were created and are best for the times after a work out when your hot and sweaty. They have much to much sodium in them just to drink just to be drinking something.

                  Get yourself hydrated before the powwow! Most folks aren't hydrated properly to begin with and just don't know it.
                  Again water is the best!
                  Then stay hydrated. This means drinking before you become thristy. (Very important!)

                  Those personal fans are great. Find some shade. And don't forget to take off the top layers of your regalia when your not dancing.
                  Last edited by DancingCreek; 08-02-2006, 08:45 AM.
                  Like those who came before us and those that will follow; so shall we dance.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DancingCreek
                    ...Most folks aren't hydrated properly to begin with and just don't know it. ...
                    AMEN! I once heard it said that when life left the oceans, it had to take the ocean with, internally. When we dry up, we don't work too well. Might explain a lot, huh?
                    Something exists.

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                    • #11
                      Yes, it explains alot.

                      Here's a couple more tips....
                      -Get an ice cube from your cooler and rub the ice on your wrist. That's where the pulse points are and icing your wrist will cool the rest of your body.
                      -Soak a bandana and keep it your cooler. When your taking a break you can lay the cold bandana on the back of your neck - another great way to cool the whole body.
                      Like those who came before us and those that will follow; so shall we dance.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by **Brown Eyed Gurl**
                        When i was a kid and we went somewhere hot my dad used to keep our drinks(his beer lol) in the cooler with ice and some water(uh not for drinking tho)...but at the same time there was washclothes...err clean of course, in there too so if us wimpy kids got too hot we could have an ice cold washcloth to use as we needed it...im still a wimp and i still do the same thing
                        your not the only one that does that!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DancingCreek
                          Yes, it explains alot.

                          Here's a couple more tips....
                          -Get an ice cube from your cooler and rub the ice on your wrist. That's where the pulse points are and icing your wrist will cool the rest of your body.
                          -Soak a bandana and keep it your cooler. When your taking a break you can lay the cold bandana on the back of your neck - another great way to cool the whole body.
                          WHy not stick your tongue out and let that cool you off!

                          Like I said earlier, drink something hot. That will force your external body temperature controller to initiate a cool-down effect. Drinking any thing cold will only fool your internal body temperature controller and make you feel that much more miserable.

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                          • #14
                            i can only dance about 2 hr in a round dance and thats at night, here in austin,its called a circle dance, where i dance.

                            when i work in the heat i use a banda that i soke in water and ware it around my neck,if i can i sit in the car with the air on i will to cool off a little,

                            PowWow is in first week nov, here in Austin and I can rember only one year it was cold and raining the rest was dry and about 75 just needed long sleeves.and so far I only dance the blanket dances at PowWow
                            Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass..It's about learning to dance in the rain. for me and the wolf

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ta'neeszahnii Techno
                              WHy not stick your tongue out and let that cool you off!

                              Like I said earlier, drink something hot. That will force your external body temperature controller to initiate a cool-down effect. Drinking any thing cold will only fool your internal body temperature controller and make you feel that much more miserable.

                              ok





                              Respectfully, drinking something hot may work for you, but for most folks that won't work - hot will raise the body temperature.
                              You know, the first thing they do for heat stroke victims is lower the body temperature.

                              Regardless, in hot weather the most important thing is to stay hydrated. Hot drinks or cold - stay hydrated.


                              (water is best ;-))
                              Like those who came before us and those that will follow; so shall we dance.

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