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Heat Exhaustion

A few years ago, I was experiencing symptoms somewhere between heat exhaustion and heat stroke during a coastal trail. I’d hiked about 4 miles of gold sand covered trail pending the middle of a hot sunny day; I was drinking some quantity of water and felt that I was staying ahead of the dehydration curve. Once I come back home, I took a shower to get clean than to cool my body. After bathing, I continued to experience headache, nausea and dizziness for three days. 1Heat Related Illness 2Treatment for Heat Exhaustion 3Preventing Heat Exhaustion 1Heat Related Illness In general,…

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How Much Water Do You Need for Day Hiking?

Hydration is very important during your hike. In fact, water help keep you more active and flush waste products out of your body. So, how much water do you need for day hiking? 1The Quantity 2How Much Water to Bring? 3Hydration Packs 1The Quantity Depending on the temperature, humidity and body weight, the quantity of the water needed might be different from hiker to another. Whereas, based on my hiking experience, it’s good to drink about half liter of water every hour in general. As a result, you need to stop every 60 minutes to sip from a water bottle…

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hiking during pandemic

As social distancing guidelines continue others weeks or may be months, many people are looking for safe outdoor activities. So, they think that hiking during Coronavirus Pandemic is mightily the best way to avoid the virus. Moreover, medical experts say hiking is safe for backpackers alone or with someone close to home at a trail that isn’t crowded. In fact, backpacking during this period has some constraints and risks. Furthermore, some hiking organizations insist hikers to cancel or postpone their trips to limit the spread of Coronavirus. Let Best Hike Guide help you safely hiking during the pandemic by presenting…

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How to Pack Food into a Small Space within Hiking Backpack

One of the main challenges when preparing for a multi-day backpacking trip is packing enough food along with keeping the space it takes up as small as possible. So, it is important to plan and pack foods carefully to acquire calories needed without adding unnecessary weight. Choosing Foods For each day of your trip, try to plan breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. You should choose foods with high caloric and nutritional density that are small and bring fairly low weight such as rice, pasta, oatmeal, dehydrated soups, nuts and dehydrated beans. In fact try to take foods that offer at…

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