How to Survive Extreme Heat (On a sailboat)

[S04E13]Did you know that heatstroke causes the body’s cells to melt from the inside out? It’s not just heat we need to think about, if the humidity is high we can reach crisis levels very quickly.

In this video podcast, we look at how our bodies keep us cool in extreme heat on a sailboat. And we learn how to help these incredible natural regulating systems work in the high temperatures we are now experiencing around the world.

Signs of heatstroke

  • Excessive sweating
  • Muscle cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heart beat
  • Headache
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Diminishing brain function
  • Fainting
  • Coma
  • Organ failure (kidneys and heart)

Fortunately, there are lots of precautions we can take. We discuss our experiences in Turkey, India and South-East Asia with temperatures up to 50°C and humidity rates of 95%.

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