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Backpack Friendly Rehydration Drink

It is possible to get dehydrated on the trail from a number of things, such as overwork, contaminated water, etc.  Dehydration can kill someone if they are not able to get medical attention quickly, sometimes when you're out on the trail that is not always possible.

If you need a backpack friendly rehydration drink, if you premix the following ingredients you can add it into a quart (950 mL) water.  
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) table salt
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 g) salt substitute (potassium-based), such as Lite Salt or Morton Salt Substitute
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) sugar
Warning: this drink should not be given to children under the age of 12 (for more information).
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