Hey everyone! This year’s festival is already shaping up to be one of the best yet. Every year we continue to grow bigger and bigger. Before you know it we are going to have a whole section dedicated just for Porta-potties so you all have somewhere to pee. Haha.
One of the results of this years El Nino has been crazy weather patterns all over the United States. For example, in San Diego right now there are seeing record high temperatures for this time of year. In the Northeast there is record low temperatures for this time of year. Very strange to say the least. Why are we telling you all of this? Well, we want you to be prepared.
The farmers almanac, that helps predict what the weather is going to be during certain months of future years, is telling us that this summer is going to be much hotter than usual. Granted, with El Nino it could be the exact opposite of this. However, we are going to go with it is going to be HOT! This means that we will have our first aid tent out and volunteers in full force. It also means that you need to come prepared for the heat. How do you prepare for the heat? Let us give you some tips.
Tips for staying cool in warm weather:
- wear light colored clothing – we also prefer to wear clothing with UV protection embedded in it
- wear light weight, moisture wicking clothing
- carry a water bottle with you at all times
- DRINK! When you are thirsty it means that you are already dehydrated
- Avoid alcohol – alcohol dehydrates you
- Wear sunscreen
- Wear a hat
- Wear sunglasses with UV protection
- Seek shade whenever possible
For those of you driving and parking at our festival you also need to be concerned about your vehicle. There are two things we recommend you do in order to prepare you car for the hot weather. The first is to bring your car to a specialist who can install car window tint for you. The second is to use one of those reflective windshield shades. The combination of these two will help keep your car as cool as possible, and it will save your interior from wear and tear.