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Old 06-30-2009, 09:55 PM   #21
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Cry baby, down here its 112 in the sun.
Yea you guys got it bad down there. Last summer I installed some LV lighting for my mother in Law. Thought I would get an early start at 6:00 am....wrong. I should have started more like 3:30 am. by the time the sun came up I was totally fired 3 hours later. If it wasnt for her pool it would have been a loooooooooong day.

I like to bring lots of cold water with me. And Ill limit the bug juice (what we called Gator aid in Boot Camp, not sure why) of maybe one 32 ounce jug. The wet towel on the neck works great to for when it gets real nasty. A hat if im in the direct sun.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:04 PM   #22
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Have you ever been to Iowa? Not a shade tree in sight, and miles,and miles, and miles of corn! It's like a giant frying pan in the summer.
Boy do you have it all wrong. If you want no trees, go to Kansas. or western Nebraska.
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Yea you guys got it bad down there. Last summer I installed some LV lighting for my mother in Law. Thought I would get an early start at 6:00 am....wrong. I should have started more like 3:30 am. by the time the sun came up I was totally fired 3 hours later. If it wasnt for her pool it would have been a loooooooooong day.

I like to bring lots of cold water with me. And Ill limit the bug juice (what we called Gator aid in Boot Camp, not sure why) of maybe one 32 ounce jug. The wet towel on the neck works great to for when it gets real nasty. A hat if im in the direct sun.

Well seams like i heard that saying BUG JUICE in the Navy ?
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I take a gallon of water and dump out about 2 cups.

Put it in the freezer for a couple of hours till it is half frozen.

You can see through the center of the jug to gage how much liquid is left.

Having ice cold water all day long is the best you can do to stay cool
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Well seams like i heard that saying BUG JUICE in the Navy ?
strange itsnt it..? I wonder why Bug Juice? Some of the other ones make sense like Sneakers- Go Fasters, Flashlight- Moon beam, Oh and there was one for after shave or colonge..... what the hell was it...?
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Here the highs are in the upper 60s to low 70s mid 50s at night.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:39 PM   #27
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I take a gallon of water and dump out about 2 cups.

Put it in the freezer for a couple of hours till it is half frozen.

You can see through the center of the jug to gage how much liquid is left.

Having ice cold water all day long is the best you can do to stay cool
Does it melt fast enough for you to drink it..?
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Does it melt fast enough for you to drink it..?
Yes.. I keep it in a small cooler with a BIG GULP cup filled with ice. Keep filling up the cup and you never run out of ice cold water

I can get 12 hours out of it
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Yes.. I keep it in a small cooler with a BIG GULP cup filled with ice. Keep filling up the cup and you never run out of ice cold water

I can get 12 hours out of it
Im gonna try it this year. The ice in my big water cooler is usually all melted by 1:00.
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Baggy close, lots of cool water. Also I read that freezing water in plastic bottles then letting it thaw and drinking it is NG. The bottles give off some toxins that'll give you gut rot in the future. Gotta stay in shape that helps also.
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Im gonna try it this year. The ice in my big water cooler is usually all melted by 1:00.
I have a Coleman cooler 10 x14, with a divider down the middle. One side is 7" wide and the other is 5" wide.

I fill the bottom of the 7" side with ice cubes and that is what the gallon jug sits on.

The 5" side is where I keep the cup and it can't tip over due to aggressive driving.
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This summer the ocean on the south side of Oahu has been very kind to surfers. It has been in the six foot range just about every day for several weeks. Most years when it gets to the hot part of the day, I go out surfing for an hour or two. This year I am so overloaded with wiring contracts, all I can do is look out at it on my way to one job or another, and sweat my butt off all day. But I'm not complaining. It is good to have work
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Boy do you have it all wrong. If you want no trees, go to Kansas. or western Nebraska.

Sorry, my experience with Iowa was at the State University and just flying over. Didn't see native trees around, just ornamentals. Did see lots of corn though. Didn't mean to stereotype.
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I tie a t-shirt around my head with the sleeves. I look like a moron but it's effective in soaking up the sweat and covering my neck.
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Well seams like i heard that saying BUG JUICE in the Navy ?
5 gals water, 5 lbs sugar, 5 packages cool aid (sometimes assorted flavors) and when the container starts to get empty it gets a little syrupy.

75 degrees is hot here and 90 deg. is a heat wave.

Last Friday I was in someone’s attic installing an attic fan. It must have been 130 degs in that fricking attic. I was not wearing my knee pads and got big blisters on my knees from the wood planks that I was crawling on. Got to remember to wear my knee pads.
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Cry baby, down here its 112 in the sun.
Well being in between Orlando and Miami I guess I'm at 110.2 in the sun.
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Well seams like i heard that saying BUG JUICE in the Navy ?
That is what we called the kool-aid stuff. What I discovered was take the mixer and leave out the sugar and you could clean any brass fitting on the ship. Kinda makes you wonder what it was doing to your stomach.
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That is what we called the kool-aid stuff. What I discovered was take the mixer and leave out the sugar and you could clean any brass fitting on the ship. Kinda makes you wonder what it was doing to your stomach.
Well i remember two weeks out at sea we would run out of milk then it was bug juice or coffee i drank coffee . And i worked nites 7pm to 7am so when i got up and went to chow it was dinner time then for lunch it was midrats eggs and pancakes and dinner was breakfast eggs and pancakes .
After 4 years of that one does not eat pancakes or eggs for a few years !
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With the hours a bird farm keeps, I'm so glad I was never on one. I like the smaller ships. I had more freedom to qualify for whatever I wanted. Got my EOOW, and OOD underway. It was nice to be able to sit in the Skippers chair and drive. Of course I had all my regular EM quals, switchboard, and etc...

My favorite time to stand watch was the mid-watch, I could get a lot of paperwork done, that is once I was qualed EOOW, plus I would raid the Galley. My guys ate good when standing watch with me.
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