For example: One of the most commonly disseminated survival myths is that it is safe to drinking your own urine if you are without water.
In reality, a healthy, adequately hydrated person could consume their own urine as it would be approximately 95% water and is sterile; however, if you are well hydrated why would you need to drink your own pee? And, is it really wise to entertain the thought of putting the 5% of waste that your kidneys just filtered out of your body back into your system?
That said, if you are NOT well hydrated the ratio of water to waste products in the urine changes, with the percentage of water decreasing and the level of highly concentrated waste products increasing. This means that the longer you go without fresh water and the more times you re-consume your urine, the higher the level of waste you are introducing into your body, taxing your kidneys and possibly causing irreversible and even fatal damage. That seems to defeat the purpose of a survival technique; doesn't it? And yet this myth is still commonly taught amongst survivalists; even one of the very well known survival "gurus" has perpetuated the practice on his show.
Learning preparedness and survival skills and techniques is important. It is equally as important to sort out truth from fiction NOW because finding it out in an emergency situation will be too late. That is why today's preparedness focus was on debunking survival myths. Below you will find links to several articles that dispel many of the most common of these myths.
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