012: IG Live: Adventuring in the Heat

Season 1 | Episode 12
43m | Jul 19, 2021

Is the summer heat getting to you and making it more challenging to adventure?

Totally get it. In fact, a couple of weeks ago - during the 115°F heat wave - our oldest came downstairs at bedtime looking kinda rough. He was pale, a little clammy and said he felt nauseous.

Right away, I noticed those as signs of potential heat exhaustion and started re-hydrating him and monitoring his temperature. Thankfully, after just an hour or so, he picked right back up, but it led me to share this information with our email list in our newsletter.

Then, I realized that not everyone is on our email list (but you should totally join us here), so I wanted to share on our other channels as well. So, I reached out to some fellow adventure mamas on Instagram (who also happen to be nurses) to chat all about adventuring in the heat.

I invited Sara from Koppa 7 Adventures (@koppa7adventures), Stephanie from @thebackpackingmom, and Rachel from @beboldlittelones to join me in this chat and it was so fun!

And, then, we decided, why not turn it into a podcast episode for those of you who aren't on Instagram, so here we are!

In this episode, we chat about:

  • What we do to beat the heat
  • Gear and products we use to stay cool and hydrated
  • How we choose adventures when it's super hot
  • How we maintain motivation
  • Dealing with heat rash
  • And more!

We had so much fun during this conversation and one of my favorite things was that all of us are from different states and nursing backgrounds, so we have different experiences with the heat and we're able to share from different perspectives.

Plus, these moms are just fun to chat to about anything! 😉

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