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Do not underestimate the amount of water you need
Another lesson learned: no matter how hot it gets on long hikes, don't forget to eat even if you're not hungry. Lots of minerals, etc. are lost while sweating and need to be replaced. Water alone can actually kill you (see hyponatremia and water intoxication).
QuoteAnother lesson learned: no matter how hot it gets on long hikes, don't forget to eat even if you're not hungry. Lots of minerals, etc. are lost while sweating and need to be replaced. Water alone can actually kill you (see hyponatremia and water intoxication).Yep, this is something that occurred to me, but it didn't really hit home until after reading "98.6 degrees, The Art of keeping Your Ass Alive". In looking back at my own hiking history, I tend to skip over snacking on the trails because my appetite decreases significantly. I'll need to be more on top of that. That's a GREAT book btw and I can't recommend it enough. I recently purchased it and read it in one day. I've learned a great deal from it and will read it several times over I'm sure. There was a very interesting section on using sports drinks, etc... in relation to quick re-hydration. It said that those things can actually slow down the absorption of water in your system because they cause the stomach to hold onto the liquid longer vs. getting into the large intestine fast which is where the water is absorbed by the body. There's a great deal more to it than that of course, but that is the basic gist.
I usually keep one bottle full of Gatorade and one with water.
Really like the "power shot" gummy worm type of energy/electrolyte cubes.
Do these type of things have high fructose corn syrup in them?
Ingredients: Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Brown Rice Syrup Solids, Pectin, Citric Acid, Colored With Purple Berry Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Coconut Oil, Carnauba Wax.
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