Is it stinkin' summer yet? It feels like it. I know temperatures in the parks have been up there this week so I am doing a quick post on creating your own personal, portable AC in just 1-2-3! You've heard of the six degrees of Kevin Bacon well just think of these as the 3 degrees of not becoming a piece of bacon in the frying pan that is Disney World in the heat! These are three easy ways to cool down on the cheap! If you want even more then check out these ways to beat the heat!
A few fans never hurt!
Cheap. Lightweight. Lifesavers. Seriously don't leave home without one! You can purchase these for under 5 bucks at Wal-mart and Target. I usually buy a kepo clip to hook mine and make it hands free but this cool guy comes with a clip! Awesome and SO worth buying ahead instead of in the parks (GREAT MONEY SAVING TIP!).
Drinking water is SO important in the heat! We should all make sure to get lots of water throughout the day. I like to do this by freezing a couple of bottles of water and sticking them in my park bag. By the time I am in need of a sip or two the ice has begun to melt. I like this tip especially because it helps remind me to drink water and not just sugary soda. Smart and safe is the name of the game!
Misters are also great for keeping your skin and body hydrated and cool. Once again I am confessing my undying love for the Misty Mate...it ROCKS! Seriously light and portable and no batteries needed! Just throw it in your back pack and a cool refreshing mist is just a stashed Misty Mate away!
Lighten up your clothing. There are so many neat scientifically designed clothing items. I love sundresses for girls and lightweight tops and shorts for men. Thinking about clothing can really help with the hot parts of the day. Of course you might be obliged to go 'home' for a break during the middle of the day but if you are anything like me you press on and get going so make sure to think ahead when dressing for the day!