Dry camp issues

Dry camps, meaning no source of water other than what you can carry, can be planned or unplanned. If unplanned, do the best you can with the moistest food you have, and perhaps pool the group’s food and water, especially if unsure of the situation for next day. As leader, you may need to monitor water use to ensure you do not have some dehydrated and unwell party members while others have stored and perhaps secreted water supplies.

If a dry camp is planned, ensure your food will be palatable, but don’t carry extra weight in food containers, such as cans, that could be carried as water.