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comment How do I achieve/maintain optimal hydration?
You are incorrect, Liam. In a hard hike, especially in the heat or at high altitude, it is common to lose water faster than your body realizes and makes you feel thirsty. If you don't keep on top of it, you WILL become dehydrated. If it's a leisurely hike with little physical exertion, then it's is not a problem. backpacker.com/skills/…
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comment How do I achieve/maintain optimal hydration?
Paying attention to your thirst is not adequate in a physically stressful environment. You may drink too much, or you may drink too late, or both. In fact, when you push yourself really hard and don't keep up with the necessary water intake, your body may stop processing food and water in your stomach for a while, resulting in nausea and often vomiting. This is relatively common for people not acclimated to high altitudes.
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comment What are some proven methods of training for week long backpacking trips in high altitude?
Aspirin or Ibuprofen reduces the puffy feeling you get in your head. It will also help you sleep better the first night or two at altitude. (Not scientific or medical info, just personal and secondhand experience.)
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answered Walking up the slopes. To walk brisk or to walk slow?
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answered How safe is drinking distilled water?
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comment Avoiding tangles when leading on double ropes
I had to laugh! I have spent some time on a face with the sun setting, untangling double ropes.
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answered Alternatives to retreating quickly when caught in a lightning storm when rock climbing?