Hard hat with built in ear mufflers, removable snap on face screen (Stihl)
Cheap straw hat (always too loose) with stick on towelling tennis racket grip stuck on the inner band.
I want one of those asian conical bamboo/reed 'rice paddy worker' hats but I can't source one locally.
I had an real Egyptian woven pith helmet in my younger years, it was really good but the tropical rains and humidity eventually killed it, would be perfect for dry climates, works like an evaporative air conditioner.
To keep cool…
Early start, early finish.
Shade, regular breaks (this is why you should never quote a job by the hour)
Long, full beard.
Hydrate the night before and through the day with un-chilled water (don't guzzle chilled water)
Don't over do the water and flush all your sodium salts
this is worth the read https://en.wikipedia...ki/Hyponatremia
Supplement with Magnesium, Zinc to avoid muscle cramps.
head here for medical research
and here for chemical research
Edited by Grae, 19 January 2019 - 07:25 PM.