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@smariej sorry to hear about your dehydration on your last hike and thanks for reaching out to us for advice! One of the ways I've worked to avoid dehydration while hiking is by using a water bladder in my pack, which means I can drink water at any point I'm thirsty without having to stop. I ensure I take lots of water (often more than I need), as one risk with a bladder is that you can't see how much you've drank/how much you have left. I also try to keep my snacks super handy - side pockets of my pants, waist belt pocket of my pack - again to ensure quick and easy access in the case I don't have much time to stop. Hope this helps!

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