Trying to beat the heat...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by hurricanegunner, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    Every morning I stop at the 7-11 for an 8 pound bag of ice and put it in my 2 gallon cooler. I usually just drink it as it melts. Today I tried something different: when the heat really got bad, I started putting a few cubes under my hat and let them melt. Wow!! It really did help. Has anyone else tried this?
     
  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Get a FrogTogg, lay it out, take a handful of ice and put it in the middle. Fold it long ways once, then once more making it about 3 inches wide by 24 inches. Wear it around your neck with the ice on the back of your neck and the ends tucked inside your shirt around front. This works better than a towel as the Froggtogg absorbs more melted ice water keeping your shirt from soaking yet dispersing the melting water around your neck. If it gets to wet ring it out and refill with pure ice as needed.
     
  3. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Btw before anyone says its not in uniform, my dead body won't be in uniform either so pick which one you want. Been doing this for years, and beats looking like you just got out of the shower, yet smelling like you need one.
     
  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    And remember hydrate well the night before. Once the day starts and it's this hot u just can't keep up
     
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I keep ice, in a cooler with my bottled water. I get ice at every chance and a cold drink, with ice whenever I stop. All my lunch and breaks that I code off, I am getting hydration. it has been a very consistent high 90s to 100+and very high humidity. I have a washcloth in my cooler, and I drench my head and hair and let it roll down my shirt, and sometimes wet my entire face. Then I drive away fast. I am blessed to have several places with ice machines, my home center not one of them.
    I dont care how I look, I stay cool and alive.
     
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    To clarify, I am guessing you mean the Chilly Pad towel since Frogg Toggs offers tons of products.
     
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I have also noticed it not the extreme heat from 1-5 that gets to me I start feeling the effects of the long hot day around 6,7, or 8 in the evening. These last three weeks or so have just drained me it's been a fight every night to get my :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: in the gym after work just so tired.
     
  8. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Gym ? Gym ?, Gym !, Did you say Gym? Bahahahahah.....hahahaha......hahah...ha .....ha. Oh you were serious. My bad .
     
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Yes genetics haven't been kind to me this job isn't enough to keep me from becoming the blob.
     
  10. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    hats hold 60 t0 seventy pct of body heat in winter. Ahh so the story goes lose the hat and keep the cooler can you send a picture of 8 lbs of ice in a 2 gallon cooler?
     
  11. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    it was like 65 degrees here in WA state today. I had to take my vest off!
     
  12. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    typo; i think he meant 20 gallon? I use 2 water bottles & rotate them in my small cooler filled with ice... I'll bring a jug of water & another jug filled with tang/gatorade. so i can rotate between drinking plain water & a electrolyte-fluid.
     
  13. Loufan

    Loufan New Member

    It's been hot here too, i've been dropping down to refill my water bottle at least 4 times a night. Last week when it was 106 i think i refilled it 8 times or more. I think my sups were getting annoyed. oh well...
     
  14. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I always freeze my bottled water overnight.
    Take a few cold ones with me, the rest are frozen, by the time noon arrives, those frozen ones are defrosted and ice cold in the cooler.
     
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    It's been a horribly hot summer here. We finally had a torrential line of showers come thru yesterday, and (hopefully) will kill the humidity today.
     
  16. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Yes sir
     
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    lol
     
  18. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I can send you a picture of my truck, works just as well.
     
  19. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    98 degrees yesterday, amazing how many people asked me if I had AC in the truck.

    I finally just started saying, yah, it's great!
     
  20. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Keep your shirt wet all day with a spray bottle. The air from driving the truck feels like a dream.