Urine Therapy? Is It Viable To Drink Urinr As Last Resort?

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  1. giovanniiiii

    giovanniiiii New Member
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    I have read articles regarding urine therapy, wherein urine is used as some form of medicine. It is a common practice here also that when one gets stung by a sea urchin, he should ask someone to urinate on the place of wound, most commonly on the foot.
    Although urine contains 95% water as I have read, I think one should still consider looking for other options for sources of water. The remaining 5% content of urine contains urea, which may be harmful to the human body in a survival situation especially if one is not proerly hydrated, the concentration of that remaining percentage can even be much more toxic. What are your thoughts on drinking urine to prevent dehydration?
     
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  2. Keith H.

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    Not something I would do unless I had to.
    Keith.
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2008/05/the_yellow_liquid_diet.html
     
  3. remnant

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    I have seen articles and books on urine therapy. I became impressed from their expositions on health benefits of urine and experimented on the same for a brief period of time. Drinking urine is nauseating and the last straw to break the camel's back came when I read an authoritative scientific article that drinksoi urine is simply returning eliminated wastes into the body and has marginal value if any.
     
  4. SuperBugMan

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    You can probably do it one time and get benefit. Theres going to be diminishing returns as you get dehydrated though. The salts are going to get more concentrated as your kidneys have less and less water to filter them out with. Its the same reason you don't benefit from seawater without careful dilution and at that point its not even worth it.

    I'd say refrain from drinking urine. Risk:Reward is way too low. By the time you really would need to drink it you're going to be so dehydrated that the pee is too concentrated.
     
  5. Ystranc

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    Drinking more then tiny amounts of urine will put extra stress on your kidneys. Much better to ensure that you're properly hydrated with fresh water.
    I'm aware that some people swear by it as a form of tonic but there is a lack of supporting clinical evidence.
     
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  6. Blackfish

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    Your urine is sterile and safe to drink. Obviously, one would opt for fresh water if available. But if you're in a jam, piss away--and drink up!

    One unlucky fellow in New York was mistakenly snagged up by the FBI and arrested during a protest he had no part in. The FBI placed him in a basement jail cell that was not often used and they forgot about him. He was rescued four days later. He drank his own whizz to survive the ordeal. After being rescued, he sued the FBI for a list of reasons, and got himself four million five hundred thousand bucks! If it weren't for drinking urine, he might not have been around to tell his story, let alone get rich from it!
     
  7. John Davis

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    Urine contains urea, uric acid, creatinine, hormones secreted by our body, bilirubin, many harmful bio chemical substances and other waste products. So in my opinion ingestion of urine can cause damage to the body. But there are many people who believe in occult medicine or in naturopath have found to ingest it and remain in sound health. Reportedly Ex Prime Minister Of India Late Morarji Desai used to ingest it regularly. There are many self acclaimed books available in the market. But my personal opinion would be not to use it till it is proved by the Modern Medicine through several evidence based researches.
     
  8. jeager

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    IF someone without water drinks urine and lives it's in spite of it not because of it.

    This is a survival forum, not a poison yourself forum.
    Just sayin'.
    Think about it. Urine is one way the body eliminates things IT CAN'T USE.

    Wanna drink urine then perhaps consider eating your poop to get left over benefits.
    That reminds me of another horrific story from my police days.
    Some ethnics got hold of a white girl, the daughter of a doctor.
    She was a low life p.o.s. whore but didn't deserve what she got.
    The "ethnic" men took great delight in torturing her. They all pee'd in a bottle
    and made her drink it, and drink it, and drink it.
    She nearly died.
    Wonder why I have p.t.s.d.?
     
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  9. JohnnieZombie

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    Urine has high water content but also high ammonia levels and other unwanted contents. Thinking of trying a filter? Check this out. These guys were trying to use Lifestraw lmao

    Lifestraw Fails If You Want to Drink Pee
     
  10. Ystranc

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    I believe it is possible to distill urine in order to extract part of its water content but even that idea is totally lacking in appeal.
    I almost pissed myself laughing at the life straw YouTube....anyone thirsty?
     
  11. JohnnieZombie

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    Now that would prolly work. Distilling I mean. Like a simple solar setup. I imagine at that point though, you'd be running out of time that you don't have.
     
  12. Keith H.

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    Better to use a solar still if you have some plastic sheeting or a garbag with you. Just pee in the hole in the earth & the solar still will produce drinkable water.
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  13. TexDanm

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    Don't drink your own urine. In a worse case scenario you MIGHT get a little bit out of someone else's but not much. The solar still thing doesn't work for urine really. The ammonia and such in it will condense with the water and make it stink and taste really bad. It also may be strong enough to poison you.

    All that said, urine has a lot of uses for a survivalist. It is good for cleaning an open wound before you close it up. The Romans used it to wash clothes. I have used it to funnel critters to me by dosing the other game trails with it.

    I guess if you were dying of dehydration you wouldn't have much to lose but I'm not sure that it would help. It might be like drinking salt water and actually mess you up even more.
     
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  14. Keith H.

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    Urine is the product of the body flushing itself of nitrogenous waste products.

    Undiluted, urine will even "burn" plants. I'd have to search the web to find uses for urine.
     
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  16. TexDanm

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    From what I've read you can seperate the water out of the urine but it is a multistep process that is a little like making moonshine. You have to carefully control your temperature so that you only "cook off" the specific things that you want. This is more or less what a refinery does to separate the different things in it that we want. An oil refinery is a lot like a giant moonshine still.
     
  17. Keith H.

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    Uses For Urine.

    Urine when it is fresh and free from infection, can be used to wash out wounds.

    Urine contains nitre. It can be used to soak plant tinders & it can be used instead of water when making gunpowder.

    Urine can be evaporated to produce potassium nitrate.

    Urine can be used as a garden fertilizer if diluted 8 parts water to 1 part urine.

    Urine used neat can be used as a weed killer.

    Used in the process of tanning animal skins.

    Scouring, cleaning, fulling & dyeing wool fleece to make cloth.

    Washing/cleaning cloth/clothing.


    http://www.howtodothings.com/home-garden/how-to-use-urine-as-a-fertilizer

    http://www.waldeneffect.org/blog/Using_urine_as_fertilizer_in_the_garden/

    http://www.pepysdiary.com/p/5345.php

    http://www.bladeturner.com/pattern/leatherhides/leatherhides.html

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/10/unusual-uses-of-urine

    http://health.amuchbetterway.com/urine-therapy-benefits-and-uses/

    http://www.ayurvedic-medicines.org/ayurveda/urine-therapy.htm

    http://myfivebest.com/five-strange-uses-of-urine-throughout-history/

    http://www.witheridge-historical-archive.com/fulling.htm

    http://www.iwhistory.org.uk/RM/fullingmills/ur.htm

    http://www.classics.uwaterloo.ca/labyrinth_old/issue89/Pee.02.09.pdf

    http://clothtrade.co.uk/index.php/processes/fulling_or_tucking/

    http://haltwhistleburn.org/page512.html


    Keith.
     
  18. Xcalibr8

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    This is the only safe way to drink urine IMHO. Look up solar still for a simple way to distill urine to drinkable water. So many toxins that will like hasten your demise rather than save you.
    Edit, i see someone already posted the solar still graphic so i 2nd tbat response.
     
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