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Dealing with the heat when Offroading

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@Frederic Thank You for the much needed advice. 

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Excellent write up and at a great time @Frederic much appreciated.

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Very nicely written @Frederic, just like to add two more points:

  • Water intake is dependent on your body weight
  • And also the number of mins you are exercising

https://goodcalculators.com/water-intake-calculator/

For same body weight, 3.83 litres is required for 30 mins workout, but 4.9 litres is required if you work out for 2 hours

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11 minutes ago, Gaurav said:

Very nicely written @Frederic, just like to add two more points:

  • Water intake is dependent on your body weight
  • And also the number of mins you are exercising

https://goodcalculators.com/water-intake-calculator/

For same body weight, 3.83 litres is required for 30 mins workout, but 4.9 litres is required if you work out for 2 hours

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Wow that’s a massive amount ! I always learned about the rule of thumb which was 0,03 times your body weight = recommended water intake per day.

 

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Heat stroke is not cool. Last time it happened to me I ended up in bed for a week and I couldn’t move. It feels like flu but worse. Water isn’t always enough if you’re sweating so much. Pocari sweat or another isotonic drink is a better option sometimes. 

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From my workshop experience what i do is use labanups diluted with water even more if a pinch of salt is added

Or just plain glucose powder in some cold water also does the trick

On that note I am feeling thirsty now 

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Gaurav is right of course, but few people carry water consumption calculators, and when they do, they don't always take them seriously. Nonetheless, a rule of thumb that I learned during my military service in the Namib desert is that drinking  a liter of water every hour (spread out over an hour) keeps you more evenly hydrated than drinking a liter of water once every hour. 

And as @shadow79 said, adding a tiny pinch of salt and a few drops of glucose to every liter of water you take during a hot day goes long way toward maintaining your electrolyte levels. 

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100 Points awarded to @Frederic for this "Exceptional Post".

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