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Q&A Should I eat when I don't have anything to drink in a survival situations?

I've had a pretty interesting discussion beneath this survival question. A source given in the answer to this question states that you shouldn't eat when dehydration can become or is a problem: ...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I eat when I don't have anything to drink in a survival situations?

I've had a pretty interesting discussion beneath this survival question. A source given in the answer to this question states that you shouldn't eat when dehydration can become or is a problem: ...

0 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does eating snow help dehydration?

I have heard many people say that eating snow actually can increase dehydration since the energy required for the body to heat up and melt the snow is greater than the benefits received from the mo...

8 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Lost‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Single walled plastic vs vacuum insulated water bottle for hiking and everyday use

I’ve been seeing an increasing number of vacuum insulated water bottles and was wondering would a plastic(single walled) or a vacuum insulated water bottle be better for... Everyday (going from h...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by JIMMYPlay‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Drinking water while standing vs seated

I have heard people suggesting to drink water when you are seated after a tiresome activity. They usually ask to avoid drinking water while standing upright. Does that have an actual scientific re...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Emergency use hydration products - effectivness vs cost

My medical kit already has some MRE style clean water bags, purification tablets, as well as OTC anti-diarrheal pills at the ready. However, now, I am researching what options there are for hydrati...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Arash Howaida‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to estimate the volume a person sweats?

I'm pretty comfortable with my technique to stay hydrated, but I am curious about estimating how much liquid is actually involved. I generally am just concerned with getting rid of it, but occasion...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Train yourself to need less water

I'm interested in doing multi-day hikes (i.e. backpacking) in the desert where water sources are not readily available, thus requiring one to carry in enough water for the duration of the trip. On...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Joe‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Will drinking lots of water in the day(s) prior to a long trek mean I will need less water on the trek?

I am not sure if 'pre-hydrating' is a valid term to use for this, please correct me if you know the term. While walking down a tiring route, I was so tired and low on water. All I could think of w...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

Question hiking hydration
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Q&A Does a chewing gum really help in keeping mouth moist?

First, its not a hypothetical situation, and secondly, with all due respect, I am aware of where the debates like 'Should you get into this trouble at first place?' end-up, so lets not get into tha...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Adding extra hydration to a CamelBak backpack

I've had a CamelBak backpack for years (a Rim Runner that I bought in 2005), and for Christmas treated myself to a new MilTac H.A.W.G. as one of the zips on the old Rim Runner was starting to break...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Richard Ev‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I conserve water over long treks?

Is there any way I can balance out drinking water when taking a trek, or simply taking a hike to one of the local peaks around here? Even if I come stocked, I tend to end up run out of water close ...

4 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by yuritsuki‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I reliably diagnose my own dehydration?

Drinking too much (and wasting it) or insufficient water quantity can be dangerous. The current method that I am using to judge if I am doing it correctly is urine colour: clear white - if water ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Vorac‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Ration or consume water?

In a situation where you don't know when you will find water again, is it better to ration the water you have over time (and ever increasing dehydration) or to drink it to quench thirst as soon as ...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by That Idiot‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

Question survival hydration
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Q&A Can the sheer existence of snow lead to dehydration?

When I went to Stok Kangri trek, while climbing down from the peak, on the snow-filled slopes, I felt terribly dehydrated. I was having ample amount of water throughout the climb and yet, I felt de...

5 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hydration for pets

We all know when we get dehydrated. And hence we make sure it doesn't get worst. I was on a trek this weekend. A strong stray dog from a village chose to accompany me and being alone, I was happy ...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's the problem with electrolyte imbalance and how do I mitigate it?

In the past week I've seen two answers mentioning electrolytes; one about the grand canyon and one in an answer on a question that was actually about wildlife, but where other desert dangers were d...

5 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to stay hydrated with minimum water usage

A friend of mine asked a experienced long distance hiker, how to drink during such a hike. The answer was, drink 0.1l water per hour and then you are fine. Is this correct and can anyone add some ...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by ibex‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it a good idea to drink blood to avoid dehydration?

When in an emergency survival situation were you don't have access to clean or at least "okay" water but to wildlife (or it is at least easier to grab a snake for example than to gather water), is ...

0 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it a good idea to drink blood to avoid dehydration?

When in an emergency survival situation were you don't have access to clean or at least "okay" water but to wildlife (or it is at least easier to grab a snake for example than to gather water), is ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I tell if I am dehydrated or have low electrolytes (need salt, etc.)?

How can detect, in the outdoors with minimal equipment, if I am dehydrated or need electrolytes? Update Some background: I get overheated very easily, possibly because I don't sweat as much as mo...

16 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Clay Nichols‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there plants (for instance berries) which lead to dehydration if eaten?

Believe me or not but I'm currently playing a video game :) It's called "Ark: Survival Evolved". You've to survive in the wilderness and for example pick up berries to do so. There is a specific sp...

0 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there plants (for instance berries) which lead to dehydration if eaten?

Believe me or not but I'm currently playing a video game :) It's called "Ark: Survival Evolved". You've to survive in the wilderness and for example pick up berries to do so. There is a specific sp...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How should I regulate hydration on long hikes in hot temprature?

I hike in western ghats of Maharashtra India, where temperature in the afternoon varies from 35 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius with high humidity (more than 50%). On my last hike I perspired ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Captain‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I achieve/maintain optimal hydration?

I am curious about some techniques/guidelines for achieving and maintaining optimal hydration while performing moderate to high strain outdoor activities, such as long hikes etc. IOW, how do you h...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why did I get goosebumps after drinking water while walking in Hot and Humid weather?

I have observed a strange thing happening with me these days. In India, month of March to May are of Summer with extreme heat, May to be worst. Midday, the mercury rises up to 40oC. I was walking o...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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