Camping is a time for jumping in on lots of activities or slowing down to just relax. You can spend your time at the campground any way you like. It can feel great to get away and let go of the daily routine we all work so hard to maintain. Some of your beneficial daily routines might experience a laps when you’re camping. Suddenly, you’re not on the clock, you aren’t in your home or work environment and some things can simply be forgotten. Drinking plenty of water is one of those things.
Your usual reminders to drink lots of water might fall away when you’re camping. We often hear campers say they even forget what day it is while they are here. This is the time, however, to drink even more water than you usually do. Most likely, you’ll be here in the warm summer months and will be spending your day romping with the kids, exploring the area, and catching up with friends – all of which require energy and will burn moisture in your body. You can lose water from your body through respiration and sweat – which you’ll be doing lots of as you chase after the little ones and horse around with friends.
That’s why it’s so important to drink even more water than usual when you’re camping. Bring a designated container for each person and decide how many of them you need to drink each day. Keeping track of your water intake will keep you from dehydrating and provide the energy you’ll need when spending so much time outdoors. Keep an eye on the kids, too. They will be burning it off as fast as they can drink it. They may enjoy taking in their water quota through some fruit infused popsicles, as well. It’s worth a try and the benefits will be obvious as their energy levels remain where they should be.