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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
Thanks for the clarification, Malto. That makes it a lot more interesting. Is it easy for you to list what you would have had for food on those days? It might suggest a likely answer as to which...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 17, 6:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
"On my PCT hike that was indisputably confirmed. Every resupply had electrolyte capsules, I had a supply of over 500. I only had cramps two nights when I laid down the entire trip. Those were ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 17, 4:11pm

Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
"*) What do these sources say about Ca and Mg? I note that virtually all commercial sports drinks include those two as well." The study cited above described a 20 mg Ca loss. As far as...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 17, 4:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
""So 20-30 meq/L (Na+) means 1150-1750 mg/L (NaCl)" "OK. If you say so. "But This Site says 20meq/L is only 460 mg." Ralph included the Chloride in the weight...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 16, 8:57pm

Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
Apologies for not making it explicit that I'd done the mEq conversion before comparing sources with standards. The 30 mEq of Na/L is ~ 700 mg/L, and the 5 mEq of K/L is ~ 60 mg/L. To get 3L wor...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 16, 8:52pm

Electrolyte needs and real food
Moving a discussion from "General" to here while starting new thread. (Thanks to OP for not complaining that his thread had been hijacked and to Dave for reminding that we'd strayed.)...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 16, 6:52pm

Re: Re: Water Strategy
"As I understand it you are suggesting that all one needs to stay hydrated with adequate electrolytes is eat properly constituted gorp and drink adequate water. Is that correct? Care to offer ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 16, 5:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Water Strategy
Dave, if you're willing to share the details of what you eat while backpacking and how many Nuun tablets per day you use, it'd be interesting to try to identify the dietary gaps that the ta...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 16, 9:24am

Re: Re: Water Strategy
The point of my question was to stimulate direct comparison of the electrolytes in Gatorade, for instance, with what you can get from eating real food such as raisins. If Gatorade is preventing ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 16, 7:14am

potassium and cramps
Which will be more likely to prevent cramps? 1) 12 oz of Gatorade thirst quencher 2) 12 oz of water and an ounce of raisins (~ same # of calories as the gatorade) And most importantly, why...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 15, 2:46pm

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