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To not drink my own urine?

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YouBastardSockBalls Sun 08-Nov-15 18:44:14

Does anyone actually do this?

Talking to an acquaintance today who mentioned that he did, and that really, everyone should, as its 'healthy.' I declined.

I think it's total bollocks.

Do people really do this?

notenoughbottle Sun 08-Nov-15 18:44:52

Urghh... YANBU!

AnchorDownDeepBreath Sun 08-Nov-15 18:46:20

It was on that Karl Pilkington program last week. He went to visit people who clean themselves with it, wash their eyes with it, drink it..They even keep old pee to make into potent "vintage" drinks.

I don't believe it has any significant health benefits, other than it would keep you alive if you were at serious risk of dehydration.

R0nJ0n Sun 08-Nov-15 18:48:05

I thought this was going to be another prepper bashing thread.

But no I don't, I know it's not actually harmful but urine is a waste product and I fail to see how drinking a bodily waste product can be good for you. And it's pretty gross, so that as well.

YouBastardSockBalls Sun 08-Nov-15 18:48:59

Really?? I don't watch anything that isn't downton grin

Surely it's actually seriously UNhealthy? It's a waste product!

All the pee swiggers just seem to be so holier than thou like they're onto something good and we're missing out.

I really wanted to ask why he doesn't eat his toenails etc too.

hattymattie Sun 08-Nov-15 18:49:54

I read once that concentration camp survivors and such like have done it in extremis but personally I don't think I'm going for this one.

ShatnersBassoon Sun 08-Nov-15 18:50:50

Was it your Uncle Harvey?

m1nniedriver Sun 08-Nov-15 18:53:27

It's a HELL NO from me shock

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 08-Nov-15 18:54:40

Only if I was bobbing about on a rowing boat in the middle of the ocean with the sun beating down.

uglyswan Sun 08-Nov-15 19:01:08

I wouldn't do that either , Mitzy, urine is high in sodium and drinking it can make you dehydrate even faster. I have no idea why I'm on this thread.

limitedperiodonly Sun 08-Nov-15 19:01:14

She's not famous any more, but in the 70s and 80s whenever the actress Sarah Miles was interviewed everyone just thought: 'Oh, the one who drinks her own wee.'

Forty-five years later, it's even on that Wikipedia link.

I'm sure it's why actors have publicists these days - to stop them saying stupid things in interviews that ruin their careers.

velourvoyageur Sun 08-Nov-15 19:07:06

I heard that snot boosted your immune system, so why not pee.
Also, is it significant at all that pee is sterile? is it, actually.
off to make my Google search history interesting

Reminds me of Scarlett Moffat from Gogglebox, she is fab grin

R0nJ0n Sun 08-Nov-15 19:07:33

According to Bear Grills the best thing to do if you find yourself bobbing about in the ocean in a lifeboat is not to drink your pee, but to give yourself a seawater enema. Apparently you can absorb enough water to keep yourself from dehydrating through your gut, but unlike drinking seawater that end of your body can deal with the high salt content.

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 08-Nov-15 19:08:17

A seawater enema? Wouldn't I need a hose?

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 08-Nov-15 19:09:06

Could be awkward if I was sharing the life raft will fellow survivors.

SanityClause Sun 08-Nov-15 19:09:11

Are you Bear Grylls? If so, you must drink it out of a snake. You must also wear a seal and sleep in a dead camel.

If not, no need to do so, at all.

YouBastardSockBalls Sun 08-Nov-15 19:09:35

shatners grin

Have there been prepper bashing threads? I stumbled across the topic the other day, went 'ohhhhhkaaay.....' and backed out slowly. how can mumsnet condone it!??
I did want to ask about it but didn't want to look bitchy by posting a dedicated thread. But since it's been brought up.........is it really like zombie apocalypse sort of stuff?

But anyway yeah. Drinking piss doesn't seem to be widespread, but we'll count the final tally in a few hours or so as a few might come out of the woodwork...

YouBastardSockBalls Sun 08-Nov-15 19:11:31

mitzy I was just thinking that, who travels with a portable enema hose?

Bear probably knits one from his pubes.

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 08-Nov-15 19:14:39

Maybe I could use seaweed, some of them are tubey.

<natural survivalist>

R0nJ0n Sun 08-Nov-15 19:14:59

There's a few taking the piss out of the preppers, stuff like would you eat your cat.

I find the whole prepper thing so bizarre I haven't been on any of the threads so I don't really know what they're prepping for.

m1nniedriver Sun 08-Nov-15 19:17:59

sockballs I really hope they do grin

FinestGrundyTurkey Sun 08-Nov-15 19:18:19

supposedly Gandhi drank it every day shock

m1nniedriver Sun 08-Nov-15 19:24:09

Don't want to railroad the thread, but what's with the prepping? I've searched and can't find it

YouBastardSockBalls Sun 08-Nov-15 19:30:23

It's basically people planning for zombie apocalypse (I think) and I can't work out if it's all an in joke or if it's serious. Talking about what guns they'll need and stuff.

I kind of think it must be a joke? But I'm not sure....

It just appeared!

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Sun 08-Nov-15 19:31:16

If you need to drink your own pee you should do it before you're dehydrated (well, pee from before you were dehydrated), as then it is more dilute.

Only something I'd do in a survival situation, not for health benefits other than staying alive!

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