Pee: A Girl's Guide to Plumbing
Can You Drink Your Own Pee?
The answer is yes -- and no. If you're stranded or, say, shipwrecked, experts say drinking urine could extend your life by a day or two. There are famous examples of people who have done it, like Aron Ralston, who cut off his arm to save his life while trapped in a Utah canyon. But the chemicals in urine are toxic enough that even the military has advised soldiers not to drink it. There's a reason it's meant to be waste.
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