We spend most of our days outside and so hydration is extremely important and constantly monitored. CamelBak, BPA and
other companies make a number of products such as, hydration packs, insulated water bottles and canteens. Brand and price are not the most important factors when deciding what to buy. We recommend a container in the 25 to 50 oz. range. While water is available at all training sites, participants need to have water with them at all times. Hydration packs and canteens should be able to be carried while wearing the backpack.
Many people fail to drink enough water, especially when training in the heat. Do know how much water you should be drinking throughout the day?
Daily Water Requirements
Example for a 150 pound, active person:
Pounds of body weight: 150lbs.
Water requirement from below: (75% of body weight for an active person): 112.5 oz.
Add for dryness of climate: +16 oz.
Add for strenuous exercise: + 16 oz.
Total per day: 144.5 oz.
Divide by the number of hours you're awake to find your hourly water requirement: 144.5/16 = 9 oz.
Drink 50-75% of your body weight in ounces.
Sedentary people: 50%; Active People: 75%