I do as Wendy does. I found I do as Wendy does. I found it a lot better to swish the water around in my mouth quite a lot before finally swallowing. I realised a lot of my being "thirsty" was just dry mouth, but taking care of that made me realize later on when I was truly thirsty. I always take iced water with me, but by the time I need it it is always warm. Oh well. That's what I get for living in the desert. John T.