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Survival Guide to Las Vegas above 105

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Farner, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Farner

    Farner Low-Roller

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    Most of us visiting Vegas in the summer are not ready for temperatures above 105 (40.5 in UK). The blazing heat, combined with high winds and altitude is just unimaginable if you have never been to the high desert. I experienced dehydration myself and have seen friends on summer trips get sick.
    Despite all of this, there are many reasons to visit Vegas in the summer: you have time off from work and your children are out of school; the city has great pool and nightclub events all summer. And the non convention crowd is particularly fun in the summer.
    Initially reluctant to visit in the summer, I have learned to love the summer (3-4 days at a time) in Vegas and am getting ready for my summer 2018 visit. If took me years to come up with a plan that keeps me fit and maximize my Vegas joy even during the hottest times in Vegas.
    These are the steps I take in the summer heat in Vegas:
    1. I drink as much water as possible: 1 Liter before going through TSA (BUR), another before takeoff (aisle seat) and then even more walking through McCarran and waiting for the Taxi.
    2. Take two extra strength Tylenol once I arrive.
    3. No arrival cocktail. I wait with any alcoholic drinks until after dinner.
    4. No Flipflops for walking outside (except pool). The radiant heat from the asphalt is so hot that I need more protection (sneakers etc).
    5. Relaxation at the pool with more water (drinking).
    6. Use lip balm and skin lotion.
    7. Best time at the pool is 9-2, always in the shade.
    8. I wear a rash guard that I keep wet (and me cool) by dipping into the pool ever so often.
    9. Workout for one hour (cardio) any time between 4 and 8.
    10. Coffee after workout and more water.
    11. Dinner without too much meat (Noodles, Beijing 9, Jasmine, Yardbird etc)
    12. Coke with dinner and more water.
    13. Double espresso after dinner.
    14. Ready for drinks, lounges, nightclub, BJ etc until 4am.
     
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  2. 3544quebec

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    If you're above 105 I'd strongly suggest Laughlin rather than Vegas, you'll find many like souls there - oh, temperature above 105
     
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  3. ken2v

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    lol

    And you'll find higher heat in Laughlin.

    The formula for surviving the heat in Vegas and not missing out on how you like to vegas and commonsense tips for surviving desert heat are not one in the same. The smart prescription is simple -- no booze, no caffeine, lay off the sweet-bomb drinks like sodas, a good amount of water (with a good electrolyte enhancement is even better), wear a good sunblock and re-apply often, stay in the shade as much as possible, good hat and consider a light long-sleeve SPF covering for your arms.

    Over my many decades I have spent thousands of hours in the desert heat recreating -- Vegas, the Sonoran, Coachella Valley, hell, inland So Cal. There are no secrets, not cure-alls, other than staying inside.

    And 105 is warm, not hot. ;)
     
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  4. merlin

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    Obviously something called water is the key, but I wouldn't obsess over the temp, you're not gonna do anything different at 107 that you didn't do at 103? And it really is a dry heat. If you're not used to it you might not think you're sweating that much because you wont have a lot of sweat on you(the dewpoint is so low it evaporates almost immediately), but you are sweating like mad, just drink a lot more water.
     
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  5. ScottE

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    I will take 105 of dry heat in Las Vegas any day over 90F plus east coast humidity!
     
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  6. Marky147

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    I always thought you were meant to do coke with hookers, not dinner.

    My list isn't that long, but works :)

    Drink lots of water.
    Don't spend too long out in the sun.
     
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  7. LuckyDuckyDan

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    I live in Houston. I would gladly, happily, GLEEFULLY live in the desert, adding 15-20 degrees of temperature for a reduction of 75% of humidity.
     
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  8. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Always choose shade over sun. Downtown was 101 degrees; in the shade, pull out the lawn chair and iced tea, in the sun is like a death threat. And I’ll never forget monsoon season in Tucson when all of the locals where complaining about 31 percent humidity!
     
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    Funny but I'm on the other side of this..SW FL we're always in the 90's in summer and high humidity.I've been to LV many Septembers and when the breeze is like a hairdryer in the face,I don't think I like 'dry heat' that much.Not to mention cracked lips and itchy skin after a few days.
     
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    I was surprised to learn that hottest time of day in Vegas is 5 pm...Whereas others or at least here (Upstate NY) it's between 11-2.. it depends where that sun is at what time of day
     
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    and those nasty crusty boogers
     
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    Don’t use tweezers to pull them out.
     
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    I'm always amazed at how much I spend on bottled water when I'm in Las Vegas.
     
  14. ken2v

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    Deserts in general.
     
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  15. Glenn357M

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    I'm with marky 147. Drink Water and wear a hat.

    Walk on the side of the street that is in the shade
     
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  16. Glenn357M

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    Get it from Walgreens?
     
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    We go in the summer on purpose. It's more pleasant than dealing with the humidity over here. DMV in the summer isn't the greatest. In Vegas we just make sure we have a lot of water which is super easy. Always get bottles or gallons to keep in the room, grab some from the ABC stores in Miracle Mile, or grab some from the waitresses when playing.
     
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  18. MikeOPensacola

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    +1. I escape the Florida heat and humidity every year, for 8-10 days, for some Vegas fun in July. My absolute favorite time of year to visit.

    :peace: :beer:
     
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    I don't know how y'all deal with humidity. That might be worse than winters in Fargo. It's so perfectly temperate here, even if windy at times.
     
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    I went to see my cousin in Santa Ana several years ago, and couldn't handle that kind of heat, whereas I'm fine with Vegas heat.

    That said, I'm lucky that neither of them really cause too much havoc with my symptoms, though I sometimes feel like a nap during the day when I'm in Vegas*

    *May or may not be vodka related
     
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