Take Care of Extreme Heat/Cold
We bring this one up because weather can get extreme out here in Colorado where Chimney Trail was founded, and because kids are smaller than us and can feel the effects of extreme temperature more easily than we do.
The other thing about extreme heat and cold is a lot of the concerns can be prevented. Buy some hand warmers in bulk. Throw the box in your car and a few in your backpack when you go on a hike. If frostbite is a concern, you want to try and re-warm the area rather than rub it. The hand warmers are great for that.
For hypothermia, make sure to cover all exposed skin, replace wet clothes with dry, and try to get them to eat and exercise to warm them up.
On the reverse side of things, for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat strokes, it’s all about moving the person to a cool, dry place, helping the cooling process by wetting them down and fanning them out, and replacing lost fluids with electrolytes and water (avoid salt tabs, they tend to be too much).
Heat strokes can be especially tricky and worrisome due to their effect on the person. The image you see, again, came from the Wilderness and Remote First Aid Emergency Reference Guide by the American Red Cross and offers guidance on this.