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MAKING WATER SAFE ON YOUR JOURNEY
We all drink water every day - it's essential for our health and our survival. But the huge numbers of people around the world buying water in bottles is a trend that has negative consequences for the environment.
The adult human body is about 60 percent water, and even light exercise can decrease that percentage. So, whether you’re hiking or trekking it’s important to hydrate properly. We need to drink depends on a number of factors, such as the activity you’re doing, intensity level, duration, weather, age, your sweat rate, and your body type. A good general recommendation is about a half-liter of water per hour of moderate activity in moderate temperatures. You may need to increase how much you drink as the temperature and intensity of the activity rise. For example, strenuous hiking in high heat may require that you drink 1 liter of water or more per hour. As you gain experience, you'll be able to fine-tune how much you drink.