When you are out in the wild and trying to survive, dehydration has a terrible way of sneaking up on you. Before you know it, you could be suffering from this condition, which can cause a host of issues for you, making it very difficult to do much of anything, let alone survive. That is why water is always one of the most important things to carry with you and to find in a survival scenario.
When the level of water in your body starts to diminish, you will notice that your mouth feels dry. You will also notice that your urine becomes darker in color. Ideally, it should be clear. As the symptoms worsen, you could notice that you are not sweating as much, and that even your eyes start to feel dry. The body is trying to get moisture any way that it can.
Eventually, you will feel muscle cramps, which can make walking and moving difficult. Vomiting and nausea follow, and the vomiting means you are losing even more liquid. Many people who are dehydrated start to feel heart palpitations and they feel lightheaded. Weakness in the body can become overwhelming. The body continues to take moisture from wherever it can, generally from the skin. It needs this water to help maintain the blood pressure and to ensure the internal organs and brain continue to function. Eventually, coma, organ failure, and death occur.
Dehydration is nothing to take lightly. Always carry plenty of water for you and everyone in your group, and always be on the lookout for other safe supplies of water that you can use. In addition, learn the different ways that you can procure water from with wild, and how to make it safe to drink.