Human will die without water and electrolytes! πŸ’¦ Every human should consume their body weight / 2 = number of ounces of water per day. A good general recommendation for hiking is half a liter (16oz) of water per hour in moderate temperatures. Strenuous hiking in heat, like the Grand Canyon R2R, might require one liter (34oz) of water or more per hour. Do NOT chug water infrequently; instead, take MANY smaller sips along the trail while hiking.

Water! πŸ’¦The sisters πŸ‘§πŸ‘§πŸ» recommend a 3L pressurized reservoir by Aquamira to provide effortless drinking and the ability to spray water on the body for cooling & for washing an injury. Aquamira also sells in-line water filters that are useful when potable (drinking) water is not readily available.

Electrolyte! πŸ§‚

Jagmeet recommends a drink that comes from India.

  • 1 Liter water πŸ’¦

  • 1/2 lemon πŸ‹ if juicy, otherwise the full lemon

  • 1 spoon honey 🍯 (or substitute Rooh Afza)

  • 1/4 tablespoon of Himalayan black salt πŸ§‚ or as per taste (should be a bit of taste, but not too much)

Hikers should ALWAYS carry a method to get water "from the wild." Meaning, a hiker should have a plan about how to acquire water if there is not a potable water 🚰 source for filling.

Drinking from natural sources requires some method of purification

Read Rei's article on water filtering and purification