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#100141 - 07/18/07 09:30 PM Re: lessons learned during an 8 week trip [Re: NightHiker]
Glock-A-Roo Offline
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Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 1076
Good stuff, Garrett; thanks.

Couple of points:

- hyponatremia can creep up on you more stealthily if you are drinking a not-ridiculous amount of plain water AND not eating enough. My wife got it bad in a desert environment long ago, not so much due to the absolute volume of plain water she drank but combining it with inadequate sodium intake.

- didn't know that about the killer bees & water; wow.

- a trick with the powerful nasal spray is to only use it in 1 nostril and alternate nostrils each day that you're battling congestion.

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#100308 - 07/20/07 03:32 PM Re: lessons learned during an 8 week trip [Re: garrett]
cedfire Offline
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Registered: 07/10/03
Posts: 659
Loc: Orygun
Great post and tips! Did you carry anything like baby wipes? I've learned to love them with lots of traveling. They are great for the usual uses as well as wiping your face, hands, removing spilled coffee/food from your car seats, and the list goes on... smile

Somewhere (Target, in the travel-sized section I believe) I found some small tubes of waterproof sunscreen for about $1 each. This is a great reminder to hurry up and add them to my kits/bags.

Likewise, had no idea about the killer bees. That is pretty amazing.

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#100472 - 07/22/07 10:54 PM Re: lessons learned during an 8 week trip [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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Registered: 02/10/07
Posts: 18
Loc: århus, denmark
I was in Cairo a few years ago and started to come down with symptoms of dehydration even though I was drinking ALOT of water. Then it occurred to me that I might be drinking too much. I lowered my intake and took it easy for a few days and got over it, now when ever I'm there (at least once a year) I drink in moderation and have never had the problem.
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