View Full Version : Getting enough water- tip

12-01-2006, 07:08 AM
I don't know if anyone else ever struggled with getting down sufficient quantities of water- if so, though, I have a tip I've just come to realize:


When I drink out of a water bottle w/ a large drinking point, I definitely drink more water. Even though it's obviously the same quantity bottle to bottle, bigger sips are unavoidable this way. When I'm drinking out of a small bottle, I guess the water has time to "settle" since it takes longer to drink, filling me and preventing me from moving to the next bottle as quickly.

Tired, sum:

Anyone needing a way to get another liter or two of water per day: drink water out of a wide-mouthed bottle.

It may be just a placebo, but it's working for me.

12-01-2006, 10:15 AM
hahah it works for me too.

12-01-2006, 10:25 AM
I just drink a glass every time I stand up. Going to the washroom? Chug water. Phone rings? Finish call, hang up, chug water. Knock at door? Chug water. If I drink more than three cups in an hour my throat get sore, though... feels dehydrated. I've never figured out why.

12-01-2006, 11:00 AM
I have the same issue, Boxer. I find it inexplicable, but if I've had too much water in a short period of time, my throat begins to feel sort of "raw", you know?

12-01-2006, 12:52 PM
i dunno i just drink an assload of water!

12-01-2006, 04:36 PM
nalgenes are great for this purpose. nalgenes ftw.

12-01-2006, 04:41 PM
I like those half gallon plastic bottles.

12-01-2006, 11:39 PM
i dunno i just drink an assload of water!

thats alot of water

12-02-2006, 06:14 AM
aw I dont like where this is going..

Slim Schaedle
12-02-2006, 07:53 AM
The best way to ensure you always drink enough water is to join the American military and make you get deployed to the big sand box for a long period of time.

I guarantee you will have a lifetime mental and physiological obsession with drinking water no matter what the temperature is, or your hydration status.

12-02-2006, 09:31 AM
u guys must be pee'in every 15 minutes...

12-02-2006, 06:51 PM
u guys must be pee'in every 15 minutes...

about every 90 minutes or two hours.

12-02-2006, 07:00 PM
at LEAST every hour

12-02-2006, 11:18 PM
nalgenes are great for this purpose. nalgenes ftw.


They're easy to bring with you, the volume markings are really handy, and they make a perfect shaker:thumbup: I don't know what I'd do without my nalgene bottles