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Could you drink your own wee if it meant survival on a mountain? :lol:


A BADLY-injured British walker last night revealed how he drank his own urine to cheat death on a freezing mountain for six days.


Paul Beck, 33, was unable to move after dislocating and fracturing his hip in a 900ft fall in northern Spain.


And as the cold and dehydration set in, he took drastic action.


Paul, who is recovering from his ordeal in hospital, said: "I wasn't hungry, thirst was the problem. I tried drinking my own urine... ugh!


"I can't really describe what it tasted like, but salty and other things. It helped to keep me going."


Rescuers who found Paul in the remote Picos de Europa mountains near Arriondas on Sunday said he had been "extremely lucky".


One explained: "The temperature dropped below freezing at night and sometimes during the day.


"Paul was dressed for hiking high up and this helped. But he was lucky to survive with such a serious injury."


The Civil Guard team only spotted him from a helicopter because of his red survival bag - which his girlfriend had told them he was carrying.


The charity worker from Denmark Hill, South London, who had been walking alone, also relived his terrifying tumble down the mountain. He said: "I did not actually fall. I slipped and skidded on my bum.


"The ground became very uneven and I feared I would lose control and really fall. The pain was quite dramatic."


Paul pulled himself into a small dip for shelter. He had food with him, but was afraid to use his stove because he was trapped in such a confined space.


"My back was against a rock and snow and my legs were in snow. I was frightened of setting something alight.


"I had used the stove but my helmet fell over the edge of the gulley."


Paul managed to scramble into his sleeping bag and waited for help.


He said: "I knew that my mother would contact the Civil Guard when I failed to turn-up for a meeting on Friday. So I knew that a rescue operation would be mounted some time."


Paul's mum Maria was with him last night as he was transferred to an ordinary ward from intensive care.


She said: "All I can do is thank the Civil Guard team and the doctors and hospital staff for saving my son.


"Considering he spent so many days without eating it is a miracle."

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could he not eat snow, that would melt and turn to water once he put it in his mouth



thats what i thought...at least hold it up to his mouth for moisture on his lips :lol:


I suppose if you only had your urine to drink it becomes more and more concentrated until it drys up completely....eww :o

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I do. At least, that's what seems to be served to me in a pint glass every home game in The Tavern.




Only to be expected in there.


Most of the bars in the Toon tbh.

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Anyone eat their own shit?




Can you do that?


Well, if you really want to :lol:



I meant in a physically healthy way, I thought one of them was hazardous to health.


Plus I'm not a rabbit.


It's not good for you, no. PhD students :angry:



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It's not a PhD in nutrition. 


Although one would imagine that I covered that in Basic Life Skills 101


Common sense 101 :lol:



Can't be larnt tbh


Living proof tbh

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Today we mourn the passing of an old friend been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since

his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.



He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as

knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm,

life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault.



Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more

than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children,

are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when

well-intentioned ! but overbearing regulations were set in place.



Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a

classmate, teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch,

and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his




Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job

they failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even

further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer

Panadol, sun lotion or a bandaid to a student, but could not inform the

parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.



Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became

contraband, churches became businesses, and criminals received better

treatment than their victims.



Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a

burglar in your own home and the burglar can sue you for assault.



Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to

realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her

lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.



Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust, his

wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility, and his son, Reason. He is

survived by three stepbrothers: I Know My Rights, Someone Else is to

Blame, and I'm A Victim.



Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone. If you

still remember him pass this on, if not join the majority and do nothing.

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