Advice on Water vs Electrolytes vs Sodium Tablets on Larapinta (forecast 28-31 degrees)
I always bushwalked just with water (except maybe once on a 35 deg day)
Very diverse views on forum, so I'm confused! Options:
electrolytes in first aid (for dehydration or diarrhea)
Add electrolytes to water, once it heats up to 28 deg?
Take an electrolyte capsule daily?
What's do people recommend electrolyte wise? (eg balance of sodium etc)
Brand/s with least additives etc?
Main issue is 14 yo never drinks enough, despite my reminders and don't want him to get dehydrated...
I cycle with electrolytes on 80-150km rides (but that's as drinking is easier than eating on bike, so calories good, rather than hydration) Use Pure Sports Nutrition Electroltye Hydration Power Cycling (because it's not sweet, can dilute to what I like) but way too heavy for hiking. They do electrolyte capsules
Sodium chloride 440mg
Potassium citrate 150mg
Magnesium citrate 100mg
Calcium citrate 50mg
Is an electrolyte capsule an OK option? Does that sound an OK mineral balance?
Will aim to walk early, hydrate well before leaving camp etc