Water Tips from ER24

Healthy Hydration

  • by onRoute
  • Sep 6, 2013
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You can be the best survival expert in the world and live on the most deserted island, but live without water and nothing will matter – you will not survive. 

How do you know if you are dehydrated? There are various symptoms to look out for, but prevention is better than cure. Keep a special eye out when you have little or no urine passing; sometimes urine might be darker than usual. A dry mouth, sleeping or fatigue, extreme thirst, headaches, confusion or feeling dizzy might be symptoms of dehydration.

It is recommended that an adult drink between 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. This should be spread through the day and not necessarily all at once – which has its own dangers.You can also overhydrate and suffer headaches, nausea and/or vomiting.

Your body consists of approximately 70 to 80% water! The most important commodity for survival, yet neglected!

It is important to keep in mind that each person’s body reacts differently and is unique. Should you have a medical condition, it is wise to consult with your local doctor before you make drastic changes to your water intake. It is interesting that some of the symptoms above may be typical symptoms of diabetes. Should you be drinking enough water during the day and still stay thirsty (without exercise or extreme temperatures) over a long period of time, it is recommended that you consult your local doctor.


  • Keep a bottle of water with you during the day, or carry it in your bag.
  • When you are out on the road, make sure that you have a bottle of water with you.
  • If you don’t really like plain water, try adding a slice of lemon or a squirt of lemon juice.
  •  If you have a bottle of water in the car or bag and did not drink it during the day, remember to replace it with fresh water for the next day.