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Old 07-22-2008, 12:48 PM   #21
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Don't confuse me!
tap water = Dumb Water
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:50 PM   #22
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tap water = Dumb Water

That's my speed!
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:41 PM   #23
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jake loves that stuff. i haven't drank any yet.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:46 PM   #24
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didn't post that we both LOVE gatorade. we mix tubs of powdered gatorade & gulp away!!!
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:42 PM   #25
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I used to work at the high county lodge here that is at 10.000 ft for eight years we have a huge lodge below at about 7500" and some of the guests became severely dehydrated because they simply did not drink enough water plus dealing with the high altitude. We carried the bottled Gatorade and Power Aid this stuff is really bad in the liquid form and if you read the label it contains wood resin. Huh? The powdered gatorade does not. Simply, you just need to drink plenty of pure water and do not get to the point you actually feel thirsty. Some got so sick at 10.000 ft I had to send them down to the main lodge as they just could not deal with the altitude and it had not as much to deal with dehydration but the thin air. High altitude is a complicated thing you could be old and not healthy and it doe's not affect you or you you can be a triathlete and it kicks your butt. It takes time to adjust if you plan on living high up. I could get technical but I wont but is is a fascinating subject when you live so high and how it affects some people.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:51 PM   #26
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I will have to try this stuff next time I am out and about, sounds good.
I watch the Gatoraid commercials where they ask "Is it in you?" and you see all the guys sweating out different colors, makes me NOT want to buy it cause it makes me think the coloring and chemicals are so strong they don't break down and you just sweat it all back out LOL.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:10 PM   #27
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omg, Mav, i hate the gatorade commercials for the EXACT same reason! i'm all, "oh, no, guys, that's NOT attractive!"

haven't tried the smartwater, but i'm a huge fan of the vitaminwater. maybe that's the intermediate between SW and gatorade? it has a little flavor, but it's not super sticky sweet salty like gatorade, just a little fruit-ness added. and iirc, 50 calories a bottle, so not a big bomb. that stuff totally got me through food poisoning a couple weeks ago, when i wasn't interested in ingesting anything at all!

but Andy, i'm right there with you - paying for plain ol' water sounds insane to me. and guys, those piles of plastic bottles from the empties are decidedly NOT friendly to the environment.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:26 PM   #28
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Vitawater always left a bad after taste in my mouth, so I'm not real gung-ho about that stuff.

I have not tired SW... but since it has electrolytes, I would only use it for my works outs.

I'm like Andy, I like good tasting water and find it refreshing. But on hot days like we have been having, I do take an electrolyte drink along with my water. Gatorade is tolerable, but I may have to give SW a try!
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:58 PM   #29
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As far as tap water goes where I live. Our water was rated the best in the USA and it is very refresing and is cheap tro drink and no plastic bottles to jam up the landscape
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:09 AM   #30
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Here on the ranch we also have really pure great tasting water and it comes ice cold right out of the tap. When I travel I can't stand most other tap water they have funky tastes. We have the big Swiss made aluminum Sigg bottles to carry water around here. I buy some water when I travel but also take my Brita water pitcher to filter out the bad taste of tap water especially places that have a ton of clorine. When I was in Darian,Ill there was so much clorine in the hotel water my hair got blonder and blonder after my showers I was there two weeks. Thats where I figured out to get the Brita I drink alot of water so I saved a ton of money by not buying bottled water. When I travel with my dog I filter her water as well.
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