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08/25/16 at 11:29:42

Bill E   Offline
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Any suggestions on how to measure, keep track of the amount of water one is consuming without drinking from bottles?  I plan to drink from one large container and wish to regulate my consumption to about 2 liters an hour.  Suggestions?
 

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Reply #1 - 08/25/16 at 11:32:35

brad126   Offline
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Will you be drinking from a hose? If so camelbak makes a digital flow meter that you install inline that will tell you consumption.
 
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Reply #2 - 08/25/16 at 13:31:39

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Or --- take a 2 liter container fill it and pour it into your drink container, mark the level with a water proof marker, there is 1 hour. Refill 2 liter container then pour it in the drink jug and mark the level. Keep going until your jug is full. Works best if you can see through your jug but if you can't then mark on the inside, you'll have to look inside but you will know exactly how much you are consuming.

John
 
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Reply #3 - 08/25/16 at 20:59:01

Bill E   Offline
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Thanks, I'm sure that one of these plans will work.
 

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Reply #4 - 08/25/16 at 21:29:22

Jaybee   Offline
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It is also true that no matter how much you think you are drinking, your ground crew will yell at you that you are not drinking enough at almost every checkpoint.
 

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Reply #5 - 09/06/16 at 12:01:17

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The idea behind the Camelback Flow meter is great, but as a warning, I advise you to read some of the reviews before you purchase. Most say it's inaccurate at best. I didn't buy for this reason when I was considering it last year.

Training is the time to work out your water consumption and what food works for you. I measure my water before exercising and when I get done, to get an understanding of consumption rates at different temperatures and in different conditions.

I also use a timer to ensure that I don't forget to drink and drink as the hours pass, otherwise I consume as needed.

Greg
 
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Reply #6 - 09/06/16 at 22:15:24

Bill E   Offline
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I agree, I was ready to order a camelback meter when I read the reviews.  I guess I will just listen to that noise from the bank telling me to drink more.
 

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Reply #7 - 09/06/16 at 22:48:23

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I bought one of those flow meters for cycling. Actually didn't need it. Just drink when you're thirsty and just listen to what your body is telling you. Stay ahead of keeping the tank from going close to empty. I know some paddlers that use a countdown timer as a reminder to take a drink.
 
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