Discussions of the best (or worst) equipment to have on hand for use in the event of an injury during an emergency.
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Not hydrating properly also causes your body to loose heat. When dehydrated your muscles can't work properly and as a result, your body produces less heat.
On a side-note, aim for no more than 2dl/20min of water. It is considered about what the body can process. It can be higher or lower depending on a number of factors but in normal circumstances this should work.
Drinking more is of course not "dangerous" per sé, but it won't do you any good either. Better to drink little and often, and warm.
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