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All this talk about hydration and heat changed me. I usually take one Hint water. This evening, for tomorrow morning's fishing, I put two Hints in my tackle box. Thanks, guys!

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26 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

I never set sail without a gallon jug , never know what might happen 

 

In a pinch, I can drink lake water. It's clean enough here. 

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26 minutes ago, ol'crickety said:

 

In a pinch, I can drink lake water. It's clean enough here. 

I wouldn't try that here.

#montezuma’srevenge

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1 minute ago, A-Jay said:

I wouldn't try that here.

#montezuma’srevenge

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I'd only do it if I were in bad shape. In Ontario, I lived on lake water. 

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I had to drink some creek water once, I would not recommend it but we were in the backcountry and the filter pump broke. I didn’t get sick but I’m sure it happens . Granted my brother got Giardia without drinking creek water haha 

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I wear a cooling hat, the brand is 'mission'. You can dunk it in the lake and shake it, then wear it and it cools your head down fast. One of my best purchases. 

I also have a kayak cooler that holds more bottles of water than I could drink. And a few snacks. Peanut butter crackers are salty and filling, great fishing snack. 

Dip the hat in the ice melt and you'll shiver 🥶 

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18 hours ago, A-Jay said:

I wouldn't try that here.

Wouldn’t do it here either. Or anywhere for that matter.

 

Hope it never comes to that.

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19 hours ago, ol'crickety said:

 

In a pinch, I can drink lake water. It's clean enough here. 

Here in Tennessee that might result in growing another head.

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, ol'crickety said:

In a pinch, I can drink lake water. It's clean enough here. 

 

I did that when I was a kid - not now-a-days....at least not straight from the lake.

 

18 hours ago, A-Jay said:

I wouldn't try that here.

 

15 minutes ago, gimruis said:

Wouldn’t do it here either. Or anywhere for that matter.

 

1 minute ago, roadwarrior said:

Here in Tennessee that might result in growing another head.

 

I have one of these in my med-kit...just in case.

Lifestraw Personal Water Filter

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29 minutes ago, roadwarrior said:

Here in Tennessee that might result in growing another head.

 

 

 

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I wouldn't want that. My two heads are plenty for me. 

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I saw a dude fill a bottle with lake water and start drinking it before a human told him to look to his right. There was a drunk guy ticking in the lake not twenty feet from him. Laughter ensued by all of the dock dwellers. 

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Wet hat is a constant for me.  Easy to dip whatever you have and put it back on.  Feels great.

3 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

 

I have one of these in my med-kit...just in case.

Lifestraw Personal Water Filter

Well then you suck.  

 

I carry something similar in the boat as well, but mine doesn't require you to suck 

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We finally found out @A-Jays secret to catching big smallies - he's drunk!  😆

 

I keep a few bottles of water on the boat, and will toss in a couple gatorades in a small soft sided cooler for a midday frogging session.  But if it’s really hot (that's over 90-ish for me) I'll just fish early morning.

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On 6/18/2024 at 4:53 PM, roadwarrior said:

Here in Tennessee that might result in growing another head.

 

 

 

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Yet ironically it’s where all the drinking water comes from, thank god for filtration/treatment! 

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On 6/13/2024 at 8:39 PM, MN Fisher said:

Iced Coffee.....

even better...cold brew with cold brew ice cubes is where its at :) 

On 6/18/2024 at 4:21 PM, FishTax said:

I wear a cooling hat, the brand is 'mission'. You can dunk it in the lake and shake it, then wear it and it cools your head down fast. One of my best purchases. 

I also have a kayak cooler that holds more bottles of water than I could drink. And a few snacks. Peanut butter crackers are salty and filling, great fishing snack. 

Dip the hat in the ice melt and you'll shiver 🥶 

Mission is good stuff.  I have looked at their hats but since i went to wearing a hoodie this year I haven't given it much thought.  I do like their socks.

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I’ll admit, I’ve resorted to drinking cooler water. 🤮

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Just keep in mind that too much water is also a thing... Drinking too much of it can actually dilute electrolytes and lead to water intoxication, with symptoms very similar to dehydration (which will make you think you need to drink even more)

 

I'm not saying this because I endorse beer drinking.. Water intoxication is real. 

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I'd drink the lake water.  Pretty much all of our lakes are man-made water reservoirs, so if you drink water from the tap, you're drinking lake water. 

And I know someone will say that they filter it and treat the water that comes out of your tap, so that's different.  But I also know that when the water turns over in the fall, our tap water smells and tastes terrible.  And I know our state government.  I know they don't care about water quality (my brother used to work for the Department of Environmental Quality and has plenty of horror stories in his short time there), so I highly doubt those filters or chemical treatments are much more than cheap decoration so they can say they did something. 

 

I used to get yearly water reports in the mail detailing how our tap water tested out.  It always failed horribly on dozens of categories.  To fix it, they stopped mailing out the reports! 

 

So yeah, I'll drink the lake water.  You just have to chew it a little longer than the tap water. 

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On 6/19/2024 at 2:19 AM, The Baron said:

But if it’s really hot (that's over 90-ish for me) I'll just fish early morning stay home in my air conditioning.

 

Fixed it for ya

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5 hours ago, Gera said:

Just keep in mind that too much water is also a thing... Drinking too much of it can actually dilute electrolytes and lead to water intoxication, with symptoms very similar to dehydration (which will make you think you need to drink even more)

 

I'm not saying this because I endorse beer drinking.. Water intoxication is real. 

Can confirm this, its called hyponatremia and can actually become life threatening too.

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I’ve told this story on here before.  At a tournament that was sponsored by monster energy drinks, I grabbed 5 and put them in my boat to take home and try but ran out of water and ended up drinking them all during the day.  Let me tell you, you’ll only do that one time.  

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2 hours ago, TOXIC said:

I’ve told this story on here before.  At a tournament that was sponsored by monster energy drinks, I grabbed 5 and put them in my boat to take home and try but ran out of water and ended up drinking them all during the day.  Let me tell you, you’ll only do that one time.  

Ugh, that shouldn’t terrible. I drank one of those, one time, and swore them off forever. I can’t imagine 5. 

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About 25 years ago, I was on a day trip with a friend. The temp. Was in the mid 90’s and the humidity was, too.  I had a six pack of soda in my cooler and two bottles of water. It was all consumed in the first five hours on the water. All my companion drank was water. My the seventh hour, my head was pounding, I’d stopped sweating and I was becoming increasingly disoriented. We got the boat loaded and he drove into the nearest town and right to the Fire Dept.  

After an IV and a liter of water I began feeling better. The paramedic told me soda is one of the worst liquids to drink to keep hydrated. Since then, it’s water and a sports drink and I start a day or two in advance. 

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