Yes, it isn't summer according to the calendar, but at 89o and some unknown but high humidity, it may as well be.
Son and I were off to the range today for a bit of shotgunnin' fun. While we took drinks and sunscreen with us, Son decided that he wasn't going to drink anything because "He wasn't thirsty." You can see this coming, right?
I scored the last round shot; I honestly don't think he's ever shot a score that low. The heat and lack of hydration got to him. I promptly got the truck started and the AC cooling, and packed him up. At home, it was rest and Gatorade.
No permanent harm, not really any short term harm done. He's dandy. But this points out a little something we all need to remember in the summer heat, no matter what reason we're out in it.
Hydration is your friend. Pass it on.