Florida is no stranger to a summer heat wave, but lately, with highs in the 90s and heat indexes spiking into triple digits, the term record-breaking heat is an understatement!
When heading out for some fun in the sun, taking a few extra steps to stay safe can make all the difference. Follow these tips to prepare for the summer sizzle on your next Peace River Charters tour.
Focus on the Forecast
Understanding the weather you will encounter is crucial. Before stepping outside, check the forecast and be prepared for your day. Weather apps are your friend! Don’t forget to note the actual temperature and the expected heat index or “feels like” temperature. Often this temperature will be 10 degrees or more higher than the actual temperature.
Get in Gear
Wear lightweight and breathable clothing that covers your skin as much as possible. Fast-drying shirts with built-in UPF sun protection are an excellent option for cooling and protection from the rays. Grab that wide-brimmed hat, UV-protective sunglasses, and sunscreen to round out your essential gear.
Staying hydrated is absolutely essential when dealing with extreme heat. Keep a water bottle handy at all times and sip on it regularly throughout the day. If plain water isn’t your thing, jazz it up with refreshing fruits, electrolyte packets, or sports drinks.
Outsmart the Heat
Feeling the need for an extra breeze? Bring handheld fans or misting bottles to give yourself a refreshing spritz when things get steamy. Additionally, pack a cooling towel. These towels are designed to absorb moisture and conduct heat away from the body while producing a chilling sensation that feels refreshing on the skin.
Ice, Ice Baby
Pack a small cooler with ice and use it in a variety of ways. Apply ice to strategic points on the body, such as the wrists, neck, chest, and temples, to quickly lower body temperature. Dip a cloth into icy water and apply it to the skin or chew on ice to cool down while hydrating.
With these tips, you can conquer even the most extreme heat Central Florida throws at you. Now go ahead and enjoy our unique outdoor tours while keeping cool as cucumbers! We’re located in Desoto County, just a short drive from Sarasota, Venice, North Port, and Myakka City. Reserve today!