10 Survival Myths That Will Get You Killed in an Emergency

7. Do NOT Drink Your UrineHeat_wave_refresh_it_with_water

If you’re stuck in the desert with no water and no help in sight, you might be tempted to fall for the survival myth that erroneously claims you can stay hydrated by drinking your own water.

The problem with this myth is that if your body is already overheated, adding something else to the mix that isn’t water will only make your kidneys work even harder.

When you’re already overheated, this is all it takes to push you into heat stroke territory. And if you pass out from heat stroke in the middle of the desert, you may not get up ever again.

Fortunately, it has been documented that people can survive for 48 hours without water in the desert, so try to get to help instead.

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