desert birding in summer

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: desert birding in summer
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:56:51 +1000
The best way to judge your hydration level, is not the frequency of urination, but the colour. The darker the urine, the more you are dehydrated and the more imperative to rehydrate.

There is a urine colour chart at

This chart is similar to that used by emergency services, such as fire services and SES.

Electrolyte replacement is also important. One or two drinks of elec. replacement drinks such as Staminade are useful, though too much can be as harmful, as it can overload the kidneys. Going easy on drinks containing caffeine is a good idea as well, as they increase urination.


Carl Clifford

On 12/09/2011, at 4:14 PM, Peter Shute wrote:

If you're not peeing regularly, drink more water till you do.

Peter Shute

Sent using BlackBerry

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU