In any climate, staying hydrated keeps you from unnecessary exhaustion and prevents unreasonable levels of stupidity. Your body can lose about two liters of fluid before you even notice symptoms of thirst, but losing that much changes electrolyte concentrations and affects how your body and mind function.
The ultimate solution may involve brand new materials without any trace of road dust or foot grease. That will be my next footgear project, I suppose, a combination of Shoe Goo and Vibram, with Speedy Stitcher construction.
Now that Alice has moved to the Motherland she’s running in different territory with a different set of potentially troublesome people and asked if I had any advice about something efficient to carry. Apparently the local police recommended a cell … Continue reading