Survival Skills

Is it Safe to Drink Urine?


Okay. This one is a little offbeat even for me. Brace yourselves.

In an emergency survival situation, should you drink your own urine? Many have never thought about it (I hope). A few have. I think Bear Grylls actually did it once. But, should you?

The short answer is, “no”. The Reality Survival YouTubers explain why:

Video by Reality Survival / YouTube.

Mercifully this video did not contain “suitable” pictures. Here’s the Reality Survival master:


He explains that drinking your own pee is about the worst thing you can do. And the grossest. It’s like drinking sea water, except it’s your pee. It will usually make things even worse – salt, toxins, etc.

Here’s an appropriate picture:

Photo by Zooom.


Not unless it’s a choice between that and certain death. And only then if there is a reasonable chance of surviving to an immediate rescue. Also, don’t drink gasoline, acid, or bleach…

Related: If you’re going to be surviving in an urban area you have to learn these concepts!

Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at He is none too fond of government meddling. He was slightly sickened by this topic…

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