May 19

Learn How To Survive Without Air Conditioning

Learn How To Survive Without Air Conditioning (courtesy of Howcast.com)

No AC? Before you die of heat stroke, try these cool tricks. You will need a fan, ice, linen sheets, spicy food, wristbands, a bandana and a window exhaust fan.

Step 1 – Mimic the cooling affects of AC by putting a heaping bowl of ice in front of a fan. Hey, a half-assed air conditioner is better than no air conditioner!

Step 2 – Use linen sheets, which are twice as cool as cotton, the next best choice. Leave the bed unmade in the summer. Putting a heavy spread on will only trap heat and prevent the sheets from airing out.

Step 3 – Eat spicy foods. They will make you sweat, which is your body’s way of cooling you down.

Step 4 – Take warm baths or showers, which will trigger your body to cool off. If you take a cold one, the opposite will happen, and you’ll end up hotter than before you bathed.

Step 5 – Wear wristbands that have been dunked in ice water, and tie a cold, wet bandana around your neck. Keeping those areas chilled will cool off your entire body.

Step 6 – Stay hydrated by drinking a lot of cool water. Don’t drink the water too cold, or your body will go into overdrive trying to warm you up.

Step 7 – Stick your bed linens in the freezer for a few hours before bedtime. At the very least, chill your pillowcases.

Step 8 – Suck hot air out and blow cold air in by putting an exhaust fan in one window, facing out, and closing all the other windows except the ones in which you’re sleeping.

Step 9 – Soak a t-shirt in ice water, ring it out and wear it to bed. You can also wet your hair. Hey, you may be a little damp, but, at least you’re cool!

Did You Know? 400 Americans die every year as a direct result of the heat.

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