Most Americans know it’s not a good idea to leave small children alone in a car during the summer months because the high temperatures inside of a car can lead to heat stroke. The elderly are susceptible to heat exhaustion. Pets are subject to heat exhaustion. For those who want a refresher about the topic, here are some links:
U.S. drought biggest since 1956, climate agency says (CNN story)
Stephen Colbert makes fun of “Doomsday Preppers”
Surviving Alone in Alaska (a 52 minute Youtube documentary; shooting a bear, trapping a rabbit, not for the squeamish.)
A nice site (wintercampers.com) devoted to winter camping … to take your mind off the heat wave.