Electrolytes

SoCalHunter

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I like Liquid I. V. but they do have some sugar in them. I like how quickly they absorb.

I am a major league sweating machine, so I have experimented a lot
 

Mosby

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I drink Body Armor when I am day hunting and take propel packets when back packing.
 

dtrkyman

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I like liquid IV and propel. I am not sure I notice any difference, however I tend to drink more using it than straight water, I get sick of just water!

I basically only drink water or tea, rarely any soft drinks of any kind in my daily life so the flavor is nice!
 

Mykolaivka887

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Bone broth. You can get the powdered form of bone broth for taking while on backpack hunts.
 
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CayenneHunter

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I like liquid IV and propel. I am not sure I notice any difference, however I tend to drink more using it than straight water, I get sick of just water!

I basically only drink water or tea, rarely any soft drinks of any kind in my daily life so the flavor is nice!
Same. It's more of a contingency than a necessity. If I'm sweating on a hunt to the point of needing electrolyte supplements, I'm either packing out, or really messing up.

I alternate my foods between sweet and salty and was running sugary drinks with water. I find the salty drinks to work better with dry mouth issues and helps make water consumption goals easier to reach.
 

roosiebull

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I had the propel and liked it. But decided to try LMNT and really liked the watermelon salt.

Well last year we had a hurricane and I was tarping roofs for family and neighbors. South LA with 90 degree temps and ridiculous humidity on asphalt roofs. No stores open in the area, but I had some LMNTs in my pantry still. I was on the edge of passing out and had been pounding water and Gatorade I brought with me from Houston. The salts were a gamechanger and made a believer out of me.

I used the remainder of them over the next few days and when I went to reorder, I decided to research other salts and found Re-Lyte. I find it just as effective as LMNT. Been using it exclusively several times a week after pretty intense cardio.

My issue was packing it. I thought about baggies, but worried about them holding up in my pack.
I was working in 100+ degree weather a lot this summer and in the full sun, so I can relate, and hydration multipliers were pretty important, I was drinking a steady 2 gallons of liquid a day or more, which is crazy for me normally… my favorite was hard to find and expensive (pedialite sport powder) and have moved to liquid iv because I can get it in big bags… I’m interested in the re-lyte because it does add up going through a box of pedialyte sport every couple days, and from there it’s flavor… I don’t like too sweet, but I found a solution there, which is adding real citrus lime powder to them
 

ZAK13

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I've been using the Vitamin Shoppe brand of electrolyte powder, 30 individual packaged servings for less than $10. Your choice of grape or lemon-lime flavor. Use them year round, at work during the summer, on hikes, or hunting.
 

Mike Islander

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So I was using LMNT the last 2 years and really liked them, but they're expensive. I found a similar salty electrolyte called Re-lyte. It's considerably cheaper at $39.00 for 60 servings, but is a bulk keg.

I use salt tablets. $3 for 60 servings.
 
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HuntHarder

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I work outside here in Az. At our company, we have Liquid Iv., pedialite, body armor and squinchers. I prefer squinchers but I would say Body armor lite is by far the most popular.
 

bober90

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I've used LMNT and Liquid IV. I've found Liquid IV for more reasonable price at Costco.
 

Stubborn_bowhunter

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When I hike in distances that would make Cam Hanes cry and a Bull is bugling 2k vert above me I just reach in my pack and pull out a Brawndo, next thing I'm about to close the deal on another 450 bull.
Brawndo, it's got Electrolytes!

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I only opened this thread to see if someone references this. 😂
 
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