Take some invaluable tips on how to stay hydrated longer in the wilderness in this featured video from Between the Blazes!
In this article:
- Where to Get a Safe Water Source for Drinking
- How to Collect Water
- Purification or Treating the Water You Collected
- How to Carry as Much Water with You as You Can
- Importance of Staying Hydrated
- More Tips for Staying Hydrated
What You Need to Know to Stay Hydrated Longer
1. Where to Get a Safe Water Source for Drinking
It’s getting hot out there, and with heat comes increased risk of dehydration. Heading out to the hills can drain your body of energy and fluids.
But that is necessary because you want the cleanest source of drinking water, which is as far from civilization as could be. And a stagnant body of water is a big no-no!
2. How to Collect Water
When SHTF, you may have no other choice but proceed to a bug out location on foot. So, hiking is a perfect simulation to get yourself ready in case it happens.
One of the most important aspects of hiking is to stay hydrated. Once you’ve found the cleanest source of drinking water, you will need to collect it properly. Filter as many particles and debris out of it as you can.
The video below provides you with all the means and techniques to collect from the source to a container and keeping it clean.
Hybeam MicroLight Pocket-Sized LED Penlight, Pen Light Pack of 2
- BLINDINGLY BRIGHT LED BULB – In just seconds, push the button to to shoot a blazing beam visible up to 170 feet, perfect for emergencies to signal for help or just for a walk home
- TOUGH, COMPACT, AND BUILT TO LAST – These ultra-compact and sturdy 3.25″ pen lights not only go everywhere you do, but the bulbs last up to 30,000 so you never need to worry about being left in the dark
- WATERPROOF – Made from impact resistant aircraft grade aluminum, these sturdy professional flash lights are not just water resistant – they are fully water proof up to 50 feet; Plus each penlight includes a strong spring steel pocket clip to keep it on hand at critical times
3. Purification or Treating the Water You Collected
No matter how clear the water looks, harmful foreign entities are invisible to the naked eye. Some survivalists don’t bother at all though and for some reason, they seem to have a better immune system or stamina than others.
We can’t be too sure and if you are to really survive out there, never risk it. There are several ways to treat water and to make sure you stay hydrated.
Here are some of the suggestion to stay hydrated safely which is further discussed in the video:
- Boiling water
- Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System
- Aquamira Chlorine Dioxide Water Treatment Drops
- Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets
- SteriPen Adventurer Opti UV Water Purifier
- Electrolytes Drink Tablets
Life Defender Mini Water Purifier for Camping – Professional Portable Water Filter – Emergency Filter Straw for Hiking, Backpacking, Outdoor and Survival
- LIMITED EDITION SURVIVAL STRAW: The all-new Life Defender water filter has been completely redesigned with a new look and advanced features. Our pocket-sized, patented design now comes in a blue OR camo edition (price is one filter); plus, you can attach to a water bottle or the included extension straw
- The ultralight (2 oz) and compact camping water filter design allows you to easily fit in your pocket or bag without added weight
- Outperforms Leading Brands: Filters 50% more gallons than the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter (up to 1500 L/396 gal). Removes 99.9% of waterborne bacteria and protozoan parasites down to .01 microns
RELATED: LifeStraw: Embracing The Suck
4. How to Carry as Much Water with You as You Can
If you are walking to a distant place, then carrying water can be a problem. You can only carry so many water bottles efficiently before they actually get in your way.
But the one thing you want to prevent from happening is dehydration. So, what you do is consider your situation well and these tips from our featured video.
Hybeam Mini Tactical Flashlight with 3 Modes Ultra Bright 300 Lumens Bulb and Waterproof Body
- THREE MODE SETTINGS – In just seconds, push the button to switch between two brightness settings (a blinding high beam or low beam) or a strobe setting perfect for emergencies to signal for help
- HEAVY DUTY AND WATERPROOF – Made from impact resistant aircraft grade aluminum, this sturdy professional flash light is not just water resistant – it is fully water proof; Plus it includes a strong carrying strap to keep it on hand at critical times
- BEVELED EDGE FOR SELF-DEFENSE OR AS A GLASS BREAKER – If you get stuck in an emergency, this compact tactical flashlight could save your life; The beveled edge works equally well for self defense to blind a foe, or breaking glass in a car for escape
5. Importance of Staying Hydrated
Feeling lost and irritable when hiking? It might be dehydration setting in.
The benefits of staying hydrated also go beyond the physical aspect. You will also relate to the insights given on the importance of hydration.
Southern Garden Tools Stun Gun Walking Hiking Stick
- Ultimate safety tool for hikers
- 950,000 Volt Stun Gun
- Built-in Flashlight and Removeable Reflective Band
6. More Tips for Staying Hydrated
By the end of the video, more tips, and suggestions are shared to help you stay hydrated better. For example, the amount of clothing you wear when out hiking can have an effect on your hydration.
Apparently, talking while hiking takes up a lot of energy too. Thus, you produce sweat and use up much of your water, so let’s go ahead to the video now!
This video from Between the Blazes will further answer your questions on how to stay hydrated while hiking:
You can survive without food for several days but without water? Heaven knows only how long. That is why, in a wilderness survival situation, hydration must be your first priority.
This video with tips, ideas, and guide to stay hydrated can be very insightful and useful for hiking, camping, and a wilderness survival situation.
What do you do to stay hydrated? Share your thoughts in the comments!
- How To Stay Hydrated In The Wild
- 10 Ways Hiking Can Prepare You For Anything
- How To Prevent Blisters
For awesome survival gear you can’t make at home, check out the Survival Life Store!
**Disclaimer: All content on this site is for informational purposes only. Please read our full disclaimer here**
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 5, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.