It’s warm out there.

Pakistan. CNN reports.
On Saturday, temperatures reached 44.8 degrees Celsius (112.64 F).
The highest recorded temperature in the country in the last 15 years.
Sunday’s temperature dipped slightly to 42.5 Celsius (108.5 F).

Over 1000 have died.

To me that’s more than a “little hot”.
It doesn’t help that religion is getting in the way as this month, during Ramadan, the faithful fast from sun up until sundown.
This means that they forgo food and water during the hottest bit of the day! Some of their clerics are telling them to drink in these temperatures but you can’t possibly hope everyone will hear, let along act, on this message.

Meanwhile we sit here in our little aluminum can aka narrow boat!
Every hatch, window, and porthole are open to their max, but the temperature is still hovering around 32 Celsius (89.6 F).

It’s rather like being sat in a slow cooker I suppose so we’ll be ready, nice and tender, done perfect for supper.

It’s difficult isn’t it, climate control for preppers?
In winter you just pile on the clothing, stoke up the fire, eat more, and sleep long.

In summer you can take things off only in suburbia, or a township, there is that limit when people make phone calls reporting a naked person walking around.

On the whole I live my life (carrying too much clothing) working on the premise you can always take off stuff but you can’t take off (or put on) what you haven’t got.

Heat stress (hyperthermia) in my view is worse than getting too cold (hypothermia). At least all you do there is sort of fall asleep and never wake up. The effects of heat stress are a lot more nasty than that! Link to:- Temperature Control

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2 Responses to It’s warm out there.

  1. Brittius says:

    Boat will also have added dimension of increased humidity. Mosquitos, flies, and other insect pests. Heat will bring about opossums and racoons. Rats venture about. Ahhh… Life on the water, so invigorating. When the gentle breeze stops, the sauna, begins.

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