Tips and Hints

If you have any tips on your favorite outdoor activities that you would like to share with us please email them to General Contact on our Contact Us page and we will try to post them on our site as well.

Heat Stroke

This happens when your body temperature rises, your brain then tells your heart to pump faster and peripheral blood vessels to dilate allowing the blood to travel closer to the surface of your skin.  When this happens, extra heat is then lost in to the air and your body begins to cool.  You will also begin to sweat.  But, if you are not drinking enough water, your body can not produce enough sweat to rid the extra heat from your body. When this happens, you need to quickly start to cool yourself off.  Ways of doing this are getting out of the sun, drinking water, place a wet bandanna around your neck and try getting a cool breeze blowing against your bare skin.  Once your body stop sweating, it can become dangerous.  You can become dizzy, confused and even irrational.  This is called heat stroke.  Your body is already beyond overheated and is beginning to shut down.  Try the suggested tips already mentioned or place your victim directly in water while constantly fanning them to increase heat evaporation.  Heat stroke has led to cases of death and should not be taken lightly.  So stay hydrated and cool out on those trails.