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With All This Snow Shovelling....I Got Dehydrated....Felt Horrible !

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe Strummer, Mar 5, 2015.

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  1. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

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    During winter........I never consider "dehydration".
    I'm ALWAYS aware of it on my physical job during summer.
    Pounding down water early before mowing the lawn in heat.
    Taking water breaks during labor --
    But
    it always sneaks up on me during winter + shovelling.
    Sometimes I don't even break a sweat because of the cold temps.
    So.....I'm not aware of the labor intensity........besides moving heavy snow.
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    Twice this winter
    after looooong hours of shovelling.......my muscles screamed at me
    but it was a crappy feeling - in general - that kinda scared me.

    Anybody else ?
     
  2. Landshark

    Landshark Way into it...

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    I manage operations for 28 lodging buildings on a government installation, and when the winter weather hits and the base shuts down, it's usually just down to me and a skeleton crew of 2-3 guys who volunteer to stay and clear ice and snow. And yeah, I make sure we take mandatory breaks to get out of the elements and rehydrate. It's amazing how much you can sweat out working the shovel and scrapers and applying ice melt. Good news is, we purchased a John Deere Gator with a 6-foot blade attachment. That thing is the shit when it comes to plowing sidewalks and driveways.
     
  3. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    I don't have to shovel most winters. If we get a good snow here, it only lasts a few days so I just hibernate. However, I do hike in the winter. I am the same with water and have had the same experience. It feels awful! And my instinct is to pound water down to rehydrate, but that just makes me feel worse.
     
  4. abrolsma

    abrolsma Low-Roller

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    The Pacific NW motto is.. "Meh.. it'll melt soon enough"

    But I absolutely can relate. It's not dissimilar to a raging sunburn on an overcast day.
     
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