If you are stranded in the wild or in an environment that lacks water you have to make do with what you’ve got in order to survive. We will do anything if we are in danger and recycling urine is something you should consider if water is scarce. Knowing how to make water from urine is a skill that could save your life during a crisis.
Even if this technique sounds gross for some, urine is actually 90 percent water and 10 percent impurities and waste. If you remove and filter out those impurities you can produce clean and drinkable water from your own urine.
Some scientists estimate that water will be more valuable than gold in the next 30 years and in a place where there is no water source, obtaining potable water will be key for survival. You may be reluctant to pursue this unless it becomes really necessary and as a matter of survival. After all, we are used to have water at a switch of a tap and it’s something that we take for granted. Even so, I always say it’s better to have the right knowledge and not need it, rather than need it and not knowing what to do.
Here is a life-saving technique of how to make water from urine:
What you need to do first is to dig a hole in the ground where the soil is exposed to sunlight. Put a plastic sheet inside the hole and place a clean container in the center of the hole. The urine has to be deposited in the excavated area around the container. Digging a hole requires some energy, but the best part is that once you’ve excavated it, you can use it as many times as needed.
At sundown you will need to cover the hole with a plastic sheet or a tarp. Whatever you use, make sure you secure it with large rocks on each corner. The sheet shouldn’t touch the sides of the hole and stay suspended over it.
The next step is to make a dip in the center of the cover directly above the container. Use a small rock for weighing it down. The reason you need to do this is that the dip will serve as a condensation and distillation point. During the day, the heat will distill urine from the ground and water vapors will be collected on the underside of the plastic sheet.
If you’ve done everything according to the instructions, condensing water will drip from the plastic cover into the container. The minerals and impurities from the urine are too heavy to evaporate so you don’t have to worry about it. Only the water content, which is distilled by the sun’s heat, evaporates and gets trapped by the plastic sheet. As a result for the entire operation you get portable drinking water and you’ve learned how to make water from urine.
Here is a video of Bear Grylls showing you how to make water from urine.
If you are still grossed out by this technique and you don’t want to consider it, you should read this article about how to find water in the wild.
And finally, once you found water you will have to filter it, to make sure is drinkable. Read more about how to filter water in the wild.
Stay Safe and God Bless!
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