Soldier Life
Basic Combat Training Soldier takes a drink from her canteen during a break

Daily Water Requirements


Example for a 150 pound, active person:

Pounds of body weight: 150lbs.

Water requirement from below:
(75% of body weight for an active person): 112.5 oz.

Add for dryness of climate:
+16 oz.

Add for strenuous exercise:
+ 16 oz.

Total per day:
144.5 oz.

Divide by the number of hours you're awake to find your hourly water requirement:
144.5/16 = 9 oz.

Drink 50-75% of your body weight in ounces.
Sedentary people: 50%; Active People: 75%