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hot-weath-cmp-msg - 7/4/11


Tips for camping at SCA events in hot weather.


NOTE: See also the files: cld-weath-cmp-msg, cmp-courteses-art, ice-chests-msg, trash-storage-msg, insect-prtctn-msg, Picnic-Basket-art, hot-weth-fsts-msg.





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    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                          Stefan at florilegium.org




Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 22:25:44 -0500

From: Robin Carroll-Mann <rcmann4 at earthlin.net>

Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Container Gardening (Was Medlars and lovage)

To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at ansteorra.org>


Stefan li Rous wrote:

> Among them, is Perlite. This may be a syntheic or clay

> compound. I'm not sure. Large grains of white, foam like spheres. These

> hold a tremendous amount of moisture for their volume. They soak the

> water up from your watering, but let it out more gradually.


> I think this is also the material used in some homemade moisture

> bands. Basically rolled up and sewn bandanas filled with this stuff.

> They start out dry but when you soak them in the ice water of your ice

> chest, they swell up into squishy, jelly-like band covered in the

> bandana material. You then wrap them around your forehead or other

> part and the slow evaporation of the water keeps you cooler.


It is.  It's a polymer that absorbs up to 500 times its own weight in

water.  I use Schultz Moistur Plus, which is available at Walmart and

Home Depot in the garden department.  I've never used it for gardening,

but it makes nice neck-coolers.


Lady Brighid ni Chiarain

Barony of Settmour Swamp, East Kingdom



Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 12:41:03 -0700 (PDT)

From: Samrah <auntie_samrah at yahoo.com>

Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Kitchen Madness: ants:  mint water OT

To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at ansteorra.org>


'Lainie wrote:


Interestingly enough, I use Dr Bronner's Liquid Castile Soap- either

peppermint or eucalyptus- for bathing in camp, for similar reasons. It

smells good, cleans my body adequately, and helps repel bugs. If you have

any qualms about chemical repellents, especially on kids, Bronner's is a

nice alternative.


Besides, on a hot day, some cool water and peppermint is downright  






I often bring a bit of fresh mint in the ice-chest.  Then put out a  

goodly sized bowl of water and put the mint in it.  The heat of the day  

makes for really pleasant mint water to splash with.  Helps alleviate

heat problems...





Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 23:26:29 -0400

From: "Andreas de Caunteton" <scadiandreas at triad.rr.com>

To: <atlantia at atlantia.sca.org>

Subject: [MR] Coping with High Temperatures - Hot Weather


This from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Extreme Heat -



The National Weather Service offers the following guidance -



The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety offers -



These are two articles written for the Chirurgeonate by Master Galen of

Ockham, OP, MC (MKA Keith E. Brandt, M.D.)




Be well - stay safe,


Kingdom Chirurgeon


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