Question by  LucianX (37)

How much water should I bring for a backpacking trip?


Answer by  Chrissie (266)

If you're going to be in a place with no water whatsoever, two to three liters of water per day is adequate for moderate exertion. If you're planning to hike more than a few days, though, you should bring a water filter or purification tablets and plan to get at least some of your water along the way.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

First it depends how long you are going. The hot weather is also a concern. There are small travel water pouches that the backpacking store sells. Since water will be the heaviest to carry I would pack as light as I could with the other items. When I first start out I would pack ice cubes in a water bottle.


Answer by  Zaka (2315)

It depends where you are going and for how long as well as how exposed to direct sunlight or humidity. Another factor is how much physical activity you will be doing. One gallon per hour and a half of strenous physical activity is one measure. One gallon per day if light or stationary activity is indicated.


Answer by  xazurianx (330)

There are many factors to this answer. Things such as physical condition, temperature, humidity, the length of the trip, and the type of terrain determine how much you need. The average person loses roughly 500ml of water a day. Increase this when you add in exercise and high temperatures. For a day-long trip 3 gallons of water should suffice.

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