Drink up. Drink regularly to stay hydrated, which helps combat muscle soreness and the effects of the hot sun and high elevations. I take a good drink every 15 or 20 minutes (and remind my kids to do so). I also like carrying powdered drink mix and making a liter to drink in the afternoon or right after reaching camp, to help rehydrate and replace electrolytes. It’s amazing how much better that alone can make me feel.
Water is THE most critical survival item – whether in the wild or at home.
Water and Hydration Rule of 3:
- You can live 3 minutes without air.
- You can live 3 days without water. (and they wont be very pleasant ones)
- You can live 3 weeks without food.