Drinking regimen and consumption of vitamins at high loads
The consumption of vitamins and water with increased loads increases. Their lack leads to excessive fatigue.
Therefore, with increased nervous and physical stress, the intake of vitamins and water in the body should be increased.
Onions and garlic should not be consumed in combat operations. In such conditions, the most complete source of vitamins is ordinary bee honey. A spoonful of honey in the morning and a spoon in the evening will perfectly compensate for the deficiency of vitamins.
It is good to take the Undevit dragee, which is sold in every pharmacy, with you. It will be better if the body is saturated with vitamins before specific events, taking 3-4 Undevita peas per day.
During an active search in a mountainous or wooded area, it is useful to take 1 Undevita pea in the morning and one in the evening.
Particular attention should be paid to drinking regimen. The practice of recent years has shown that even experienced employees have a vague concept.
To prevent thirst on the march, water must be retained in the body. Only salt can do this. Therefore, to hold water in the morning you need to eat something salty [soup is suitable on a salty broth cube].
Water in the morning must be drunk plenty. Do not drink anything during the day! It will be very unpleasant, but not fatal. If it becomes completely unbearable, rinse your mouth with water from a flask, do not swallow water, but spit it out. This is done both in the hot desert, and when climbing in the mountains.
If a person in the desert or on a mountain pass begins to drink, he immediately begins to sweat. Together with sweat, salt leaves the body. As a result, water is eliminated even more intensely, which leads to debilitating sweating and causes even more thirst. It turns out a vicious circle - the more a person drinks, the more he wants it.
In addition, the erratic intake of water during the course of a day does not quench thirst, but increases sweating, which leads to the washing out of vital salts from the body, this has a harmful effect on the heart, causing it to idle an excess volume of fluid. Therefore, you must endure until the evening - you can drink plenty at the evening bivouac. You can also drink in the morning and evening because during these hours the load on the heart is the smallest.
The thirst on the march is quenched by all the same mint or sweet and sour candies, dried apricots and prunes. Slow absorption of these products enhances salivation and prevents dry mouth.
If a particular march or climb uphill is not carried out in a sweatshop, but in a calm mode, you can occasionally, but not often, sip 2-3 drops from the flask, but the water should be slightly salted.
Salt should be consumed about 15 g per day, given that 80% of the broth cubes are made up of salt. The physiological norm of salt on a heavy march is 20-25 g per day.
It must be remembered that meltwater and water in mountain streams does not contain salts necessary for the body. Therefore, water produced in nature must be salted.
It is forbidden to consume snow in kind or to suck ice - it does not quench your thirst, and a cold is guaranteed. Eating snow as such causes a very unpleasant phenomenon - the so-called "Arctic thirst."
If you really have to eat snow, then do not use it in a natural loose state. This leads to dehydration. Snow should be rolled up with palms in the form of a “sausage” and eat carefully, very slowly and little by little.
Drink glacial water in very small sips. If the water from the ice streams is whitish, it must be defended and then drained.
Attention! Drinking water does not immediately eliminate thirst! Water should pass through the esophagus, stomach, enter the intestines and only there begin to be absorbed and enter the bloodstream. All this takes 10-15 minutes. Therefore, having reached the water, first drink a little and often.
During operational-search and other operational-combat measures, eating hot food is obtained two times according to the principle: breakfast and dinner.
Haste leads to less alertness and caution.
Dullness reduces the level of operational observability.
All this leads to ambushes and other troubles ...