Stay Cool and Safe
Stay Cool and Safe in Your Campervans amidst Record-High Temperatures
If you’re going to rent campervans and go on an outdoor trip this week, make sure you stay cool and hydrated at all times. The Australian Climate Council has just warned that heatwaves in the country are becoming more frequent and are lasting longer. The council blamed climate change for the scorching temperatures that many Australians, especially those in the south-eastern part of country, are experiencing these days.
According to the report titled “Australian Heatwaves: Hotter, Longer, Earlier, and More Often,” heat records are now occurring three times more often than cold records. As a matter of fact, the number of days when you feel like you’re sitting on top of a barbecue grill has “more than doubled,” the report revealed. Keeping this in mind, see to it that you make all the necessary preparations after obtaining campervan rental services and scheduling your upcoming outdoor adventure.
With the sweltering heat and scorching temperatures, you’ll be more prone to heat stroke, which is much more serious than heat exhaustion. Therefore, when leaving your campervans and venturing outdoors, make sure you wear loose clothing with light colours and fabric. It is also a good idea to wear a hat and to apply sunscreen on your skin.
If there’s one thing you need to do when exploring the great outdoors, it should be keeping yourself hydrated always. Keep in mind that you’ll sweat more under this sizzling weather and if you don’t quickly replenish the fluids that your body has lost, you’ll be in big trouble. So after signing up for campervan rental services, make sure you stock up on lots of bottled water and take them with you. Avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages because they can make you more dehydrated.
Since you’re on a holiday mode, perhaps you think that it’s okay to go crazy and do anything you want. But because the country is experiencing probably this decade’s worst heatwave, make sure you don’t overexert yourself. If you’re feeling a bit tired after hiking or biking for hours, you should take a breather and rest under a shade. And if you think that can’t go on anymore, you shouldn’t push yourself further. It is better to return to your campervans and rest than to go on hiking and burn yourself out.
When a heatwave strikes, meanwhile, can bushfires be far behind? So to avoid related accidents, make sure you keep yourself tuned in to the latest news. Determine if there are bushfire warnings in the area you’re planning to camp in or visit. After all, you certainly don’t want to drive the campervans in a blazing inferno. As the saying goes, “it is better to be safe than sorry” so take all the necessary precautions to ensure an enjoyable outdoor adventure amidst scorching temperatures.