kittyrodriguez wrote:Thanks for all the advice, welcomes, and congratulations. We're super stoked to be making it finally!
Water is definitely the majority of our stockpile, and we're waiting for our camelbacks to get here. I read that some people recommend bringing pedialite for electrolyte loss. What are your experiences with that?
I hike and ride my bike all over San Antonio and Austin and I'm pretty good at dehydrating myself. When I'm smart enough to take precautions (I ride my bike with 2 cameras, notebooks, a few pens, a Swiss Army Knife and Leatherman Skeletool, other bike tools, patches, 2 inter tubes, clear-lens glasses for night, tools, but generally forget water) everything works better.
Water cut with Gatorade or powdered Gatorade or Tang works well. Camelbak has their Elixir tablets as well as other brands. The best thing for space is to go with powdered stuff so you don't have 400 plastic bottles all over the place. Just stay out of the wind when mixing. Avoid Kool-Aid or things like that. Gatorade, Elixir, Tang, (not Taang!, the record label), Pedialite and the like have electrolytes, sugar and other things to replenish sweat and keep energy levels up.