As we all know, human bodies are made up of a large percentage of water, its a vital element in our lives. Proper hydration is important during any physical activity we conduct, in this case trekking. Whenever we go for a walk we take care to carry enough water with us to enable us to go all the human body parts smoothly.
There are now many options for storage and transport containers of liquids constructed in various materials and with different costs, tailored to every budget. Here are some of the options:
- Military canteens: Commonly built in cantonments are the cheapest options. There for many years in the market and are based on the classic canteens used by members of the armed forces. Most commonly find in the range of green or camouflaged. There are several models, some coated fabric covers, allowing the belt and hook or shoulder hanging by a belt.
Disadvantages: the materials they are made usually of low quality which can transmit unwanted flavors to liquid.
- Aluminum bottles: Constructed in this ultra light material come in different sizes as trekking bottle of aluminum and colors. Its shape is more like that of a bottle, making it easy to carry in the side pocket of the bag, leaving trekker hand free at all times. They have a screw cap, usually made of alloy high-impact plastic; that works in some cases as a simple lid, or other peak metering as a canteen-like cycling.
It is common also that the corks having a ring, so as to allow the passage of a clip to engage the bottle if necessary.
Disadvantage: If drive in the sun, the liquid will heat much faster because of aluminum. They are only suitable for water, it is not possible to transfer other liquids, such as juice, as this may cause diarrhea.
- Poly-carbonate bottles: These are very light and durable, built in this high-impact plastic derived, makes them a good choice for carrying purpose. They are products with a very good value and are presented in various formats (wide mouth, narrow mouth) and sizes. There are also a wide range of colors to choose from.
Advantage: Can be placed in the freezer to freeze the contents.
Disadvantage: Some studies argue that the polycarbonate releases certain substances that are harmful to long term health.
- Stainless steel bottles: Bottle steel similar to aluminum in shape and design; perhaps not as light, but with all the advantages provided hygienic stainless steel and of course much more durable.
Anyone you choose, the important thing is always consider the water to go sightseeing, this will help us be well hydrated to enjoy the sport and more of your lives.