HomesteadingAdapt to High Altitude Changes When Traveling

Adapt to High Altitude Changes When Traveling

How to adapt to high altitude changes when traveling is highlighted in this list of what to do and what not to do is to make your change in environment safe and healthy.

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Adapt to High Altitude Changes When Traveling

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Many people have the pleasure of moving to a different location or traveling to a higher altitude. Changes in employment, retirement, or just the usual homesteader’s desire to get closer to nature are frequently the reasons to move.

Changing altitudes produces changes in the body. This can occur even when a person flies in an airplane. The Sherpa people who have lived in the Himalayas for thousands of years have actually evolved to be slightly different from other humans to deal with the rigors of high altitude.


  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Shortness of breath during exertion
  • Nausea
  • Decreased appetite

Naturally, you are not going to have the time to evolve if you move to a higher altitude. You can take advantage of the experience and knowledge that other’s who have made the change to higher altitude living have accumulated. Most of the physiological facts about how the body responds to higher altitude have been fully documented by mountain climbers, physicians, and scientists.

You can do yourself a tremendous favor by learning about higher altitude living from others who are into self sufficiency. You enjoy more and suffer less.

The following is a complete run down of what you need to know about moving to a higher altitude environment. The knowledge is based on the real life experience of one family as well as documented research from medicine and science.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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