sredfield wrote:Never leave a water source with an empty belly--drink till you slosh.
What I did, was print the datasheet and annotate it with the water report. The water report is essentially a subset of the data sheet.johnnyo979 wrote:@rcorfmanI don't have a smart phone. Would it be okay to print the water report out a few days before the trip?
I may try the Nuun tablets this summer...SpiderLegs wrote:Through much trial and error I finally settled on Nuun tablets as well in Arizona. One thing that works for me that one of my ultra-marathon running buddies showed me is to soak chia seeds in your Nuun enhanced water. The chia seeds swell up into little gelatinous blobs, essentially making an electrolyte jello. Burns off a bit slower than plain water.
Actually not that bad, just put in a tablespoon or two, wait 5 minutes and chug it down. The little blobs just float around the glass.trekkin gecko wrote:this would make me hurl my guts outSpiderLegs wrote:gelatinous blobs, essentially making an electrolyte jello
Glad that you pointed this out. It's all about balance. You also need to consider food. Are you carrying the weight so that you don't have to re-hydrate your food? On dry sections this is often a good solution. Or, are you carrying dehydrated foods that will need extra water to hydrate? Carry salt packets with you also. They are lightweight and are good to have on hand. As suggested in previous posts, if you haven't hiked in the desert, put in some day or overnight miles to sort out hydration. In the end, you'll be happy you did.flagscott wrote:The advice to drink as much as you can (like to the point of nausea) is potentially dangerous. Excessive water intake while you are exerting yourself and sweating can lead to hyponatremia