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to the symptoms for sun stroke as it can have a rapid onset and the sufferer might not notice until they're well on the way.
Regarding sun screen. Weather sites, such as Metcheck and the BBC had the weekend last year as overcast and raining. This was true right up until I left at 2am on the Thursday morning to head to the camp site. Lo and behold, the sun was beating down like a MMA in the octagon. I'd take it, even if the reports say it'll be teeming down. It's a deffo must pack item. Also, check you have packed the good old sunglasses and make sure they have UVA/B protection. A mate of mine didn't and, after squinting in the daylight for a couple of days, ended up with itchy eyes. A few eye drops helped but it would seem he had mild sun burn to his peepers!
For what it's worth, I noticed folks lying passed out on the grass in the blazing sun, gently cooking. Lots of people passed by, but no one stopped to check if they were okay. Top tip
- If you see someone snoozing on the grass when on your way to get a beer/burger, and they're still there on the way back, give them a gentle nudge on the foot and see if they're alright. No need to be their keeper for the weekend, but a quick tap on the leg and asking if they're feeling okay just might help someone's weekend turning from the best time of their lives into a frigging nightmare.
I didn't get a single bit of grief doing this and some were very appreciative as they hadn't realised they'd been asleep in the sun for quite so long.
It's all down to looking after each other. For those who were rudely awakened by a hairy Scotsman asking if they were fine, it was possibly me
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