Prior to entering warfare in Africa, the United States Army attempted to develop “water discipline” in soldiers by reducing their water supplies during training exercises. This resulted in hundreds of heat casualties and led the Army to the conclusion that rationing water in high heat, with high activity levels, leads to rapid dehydration.What should you know about rationing water in a survival?
Rationing small amounts of water is a personal choice to be made only by the survival situation you’re in. If you’re in high heat and are sweating a lot, it’s best to drink all the water you have to keep your body cool.Is there going to be water rationing in California?
Now, officials in Northern California are imposing the type of water rationing people had feared. Southern California water agencies are better prepared, but they could ultimately proposed similar rules. In Healdsburg, officials are now requiring residential and commercial customers to cut their water use by 40 percent – immediately.How did rationing of water lead to dehydration?
This resulted in hundreds of heat casualties and led the Army to the conclusion that rationing water in high heat, with high activity levels, leads to rapid dehydration. When water is running low in a high-temperature situation and there isn’t more available, the best bet is to consume it, then keep the water in the body.