How to Avoid Heat Stroke During Hiking

June 22, 2017

Hiking in the heat: beware!With the exhausting heat in Quebec lately, it’s better to plan ahead if you decide to ignore the thermometer and go on your favourite summer activity: hiking. Indeed, although the sun and the heat are so pleasant on our white skin having wintered, it remains vital to be cautious and prudent if you don’t want to finish the day with an insolation and a heat stroke. To help you get the most out of the beautiful days, safely, follow these simple tips.

Drink Water in Large Volumes

In fact, the idea is to drink often, but in small quantities. Even more precisely, the ideal is to drink between 3 and 5 mouthfuls with an interval of 20 minutes. The basic rule: never wait to be thirsty!

Take Breaks, Preferably in the Shade

It’s necessary to review its performance objectives during the hot season, because the breaks are inevitable, and the shade is in order. If it can not be found, protect yourself with clear clothes, made of cotton for example.

Choose your Hours

Yes, since summer is here, the noon hike is perhaps to be proscribed. Leave early to avoid the hottest hours of the day, or walk in the evening as the outside temperature is more comfortable. And take a second to check out our post about hiking in the sun!

Know the Signs

You feel tiredness, dizziness, nausea and headaches? Your face is red, or very pale, your skin is hot and moist? Are you shivering and sweating? Be especially attentive, hydrate and rest.

If you're a hiking enthusiast during the summer months, let us know your best tips to counter the heat! Otherwise, stay tuned for more hints and tricks. Have a nice hike!


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