Backcountry Water Treatment Part 1: Proper Hydration

2:53 p.m. on November 17, 2008 (EST)
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Stay sufficiently hydrated while hiking, backpacking, or climbing to avoid dehydration's dangerous effects and a ruined trip.

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4:36 p.m. on November 17, 2008 (EST)
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Thank you for the information, hydration is very important!
Reading articles like this one serves as a good reminder for us to stay aware of our hydration level while we are out exerting ourselves.
Sometimes it is tempting to skip an opportunity to fill up on water when you are making good time and you are in a hurry.

8:33 p.m. on November 23, 2008 (EST)
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While on a multi-day hike, I noticed blood in my urine. Doctors later investigated and found kidney stones. Main cause of stones: dehydration. I had to cancel another hike because of the stones. As a rule I carry two liters and drink one liter when come to a stream before refilling my water bottle. In winter cold or at altitudes, it is easy to become dehydrated, so drink up! During hikes when drinking out of a tube connected to a water supply in your pack, I have used to be surprised at how little water I was actually drinking. I often thought I was drinking a lot when actually I was not. Check the water levels in you hidden bottles during your hike to keep track of how much you are drinking..

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