Here in SC we went from spring straight into summer, with the temps going from the 70's to the upper 80's and 90's. The time to consider your hydration is before you go out into the heat. Remember to hydrate through out the day, it's as simple as keeping water with you and not waiting until you're really thirsty before you drink anything. Remeber that things like soda and coffee do9n't work as well to hydrate because of the amount of caffine they contain. Remember it doesn't have to be 100 degrees and high humidity to cause heat related problems, and hydration is one of the best ways to combat them.
Good point John, It hasen't been to bad here in the up-state, but as you go further to the south, and to
the west the temps have been getting into the 90's near 100* already. Good reminder, keep a bottle
of water on hand.
I have heard that if you come out of a fire and drink basically ice water that you will puke pretty much right away. Is there any truth to that? We have bottled water on the trucks but it's pretty much air temp.