As a poor person, maybe most useful advice for other poor people is water bottles. Tap water is colder than the air so I try to keep a plastic water bottle in my hand or pressed against my skin and it helps a lot.

If anyone is in a bind, post your situation and we/I will try to come up with a simple enough solution. My irl qualifications might be useful for the first time online lol: I was homeless for 2 months and have been poor af for my whole life, so i’ve had to ghetto innovate a lot of stuff.

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Some time ago I read an article on hot water bottles as personal heating/cooling systems, and it’s great:

https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2022/01/the-revenge-of-the-hot-water-bottle.html

Since the I bought one, and in hot weather I store it in the freezer / refrigerator (for those that have one)

Also, water cools when it evaporates, so a spray bottle and a hand or electric fan is an amazing combo: spray your face and the fan multiplies the effect.

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Along these same lines, cooling towels are long, thin towels. Wet them down and place them around the nape of your neck for a surprisingly strong cooling effect. They can also be placed in the freezer.

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which one/similar look did you buy?

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One similar to this:

The only “important” part is that it has a fabric exterior, so that the ice doesn’t “burn” you. But any is good.

Also, don’t over fill it, ice expands and can make it explode in the freezer

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Shouldnt it ideally have some kind of thing that lets me keep it against my body when walking? Bc in winter

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That would be pretty awesome, I don’t know if that exists though. When I’m outside I just use layers, tbh, this is more of a “at home” or “at work” thing.

But if you don’t care too much about what other people think, you can directly throw it under your shirt, they are not that heavy

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other people think, you can directly throw it under your shirt,

I was doing this the other day. I kept on forgetting it was in my shirt and when I stood up it fell out. Tips for this?

Off the top of my head, I can imagine a pantyhose holder scarf thing

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No idea honestly, I guess it depends on your specific model… The best I can think is tying two together (they usually have a hanging hole on one end) and throwing it over your shoulder

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That’s what I was thinking too

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