I was taking a peek at the local Weather Forecast as we start the new week, and once again, it's going to be HOT.

Full disclosure, I'm not a fan of the heat.  I don't like it.  I sweat, I complain, I get grumpy. Some folks think 90+ degrees is Heaven, I take more of the Biblical outlook and think it's the opposite.

One of the big issues here in Bozeman and the surrounding areas is that many of the homes and apartments don't have the proper air conditioning unit(s) to handle the type of heat we've been experiencing.

So how does someone keep cool if they don't have AC? Here are a few suggestions to help you beat the summer heat.

The first thing you want to do is be hydrated. As important as that is, it's also important to drink the right things.  Water is your best friend when it comes to these types of Temps.

Box fans are another way to help keep things cool. However, make sure they are strategically placed to maximize the cooling factor, creating a "cross wind" can make a big difference. You can also put a bowl of ice in front of your box fan if you would like an extra little blast of cold air.

The Tik Tok Tunnel. The strangest way to keep cool that I came across has gone viral on Tik Tok. You create your own "Tunnel" by taking a comforter, propping up the end by your head and placing the fan in the opening.  It's been called a "Game Changer".

Finally, worst case, find a friend or family member that has AC at their place and go crash there.  However you do it, stay safe!

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