3) Pouches Oral Rehydration Salts
Oral rehydration salts can save lives! When heat, inadequate water intake, strenuous exercise or illness have caused dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, it is imperative to re-hydrate the victim and restore proper electrolytes. Trying to drink plain water at a time like this can cause you to become even sicker, but this mixture is easy to keep down and actually has a soothing effect on the digestive system (I speak from experience). Simply empty a packet into a liter or quart of clean water and have the victim drink as much as possible. Safe for everyone, from infants to elderly. Less expensive and more portable than Pedialyte ™, and more effective than Gatorade ™ or PowerAde ™, each foil package contains 1 oz. of a special formulation that includes the equivalent of 3.5 g. of sodium chloride, 1.5 g. of potassium chloride, 2.9 g. of trisodium citrate dihydrate, and 20 g. of glucose anhydrous. Keep several packets in your pack, first aid kit, get-and-go bag, and at home. Instructions for use are printed on the package in English, French and Spanish.