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wayne aune
(waune) - F
Hydration Hot Weather on 02/23/2007 10:02:04 MST Print View

What are some of the tricks of the trade for trying to stay hydrated in hot weather. I am trying to carry limited water, but weather will probably be fairly hot and water sources are spread apart. Thanks

Richard Nisley
(richard295) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Hydration Hot Weather on 02/23/2007 10:26:02 MST Print View

-Wear light colored (white preferably) clothing, light weight, and loose fitting clothing/hat. This will minimize solar radiation absorption and maximize cooling from sweat evaporation.

-Don't wipe off sweat... let it evaporate.

-Walk at a slow pace and walk more hours to minimize metabolic heat.

-Walk mostly in the early morning and evening hours... take a shade based siesta during the heat of the day. If natural shade is not available, use a white Tyvek or Space Blanket tarp.

-If possible, sleep in a hammock to maximize convection cooling of your bottom body.

Edited by richard295 on 02/23/2007 10:26:46 MST.