Everyday Rules for the Survivalist, #2: Maintain Hydration

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The human body can only survive 3 days without water. This means that from the moment you stop drinking water, your game diminishes. If your opponent or enemy has consumed water more recently than you, they are at an advantage. Maintaining hydration augments not only motor functions but cognitive ability. Obviously keeping your body full of good old H2O will help insure your survival in any situation.

If this rule for survival is not taken seriously, the alternative is dire. A little thing we experts refer to as dehydration. This debilitating condition has numerous symptoms. Of these include: extreme thirst, loss of appetite, dry skin, skin flushing, dark colored urine, dry mouth, fatique/weakness, chills, & headrushes. And this is only at 2% dehydration! If you think you're at risk for dehydration you can read more here: http://www.symptomsofdehydration.com.

My partner in crime, so to speak, Pocket Knife, first alerted me to the serious nature of hydration at our local all terrain training compound. Here I experienced one or more of the aforementioned symptoms and I was unable to compete and perform to my normal ability. Thankfully, because of our genetic superiority, I still outperformed the rookie personnel who were at the compound that day. However, had I been out in the real world, and not in training, the outcome could have been disastrous.

Finally America, please drink water. You can drink plain water or you can try an enhanced supplement like Gatorade...the only problem is sweating colorful juices makes you extra visible to satellite imaging.

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