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Soldier1 replied to Soldier1's discussion desert survival in the group Ask An Instructor
"if one had already recycled it. could one get an unrecycled source of urine by drinking one's own blood?"
Mar 18, 2013
Filip Tkaczyk replied to Soldier1's discussion desert survival in the group Ask An Instructor
"You can only recycle your urine a few times before you start feeling the toxic effects of the waste that is carried in your urine.  Part of the purpose of urine is to carry out waste products such as urea out of the body. If you keep drinking…"
Mar 8, 2013
Soldier1 replied to Soldier1's discussion desert survival in the group Ask An Instructor
"so if one were abandoned in the desert on purpose, urine would probably be the source water."
Jan 10, 2013
Filip Tkaczyk replied to Soldier1's discussion desert survival in the group Ask An Instructor
"There are several problems with using dew traps in the middle of the Sahara in a wide expanse of sand dunes... First, dew only precipitates out at a certain temperature.  Specifically, it must get cool enough for water to condense out of the…"
Jan 10, 2013
Soldier1 replied to Soldier1's discussion desert survival in the group Ask An Instructor
"I would say in one of the sandy areas of the sahara would be a good example, can rocks be found easily in these locations?"
Jan 7, 2013
Soldier1 replied to Soldier1's discussion desert survival in the group Ask An Instructor
"yes, but the question was more about rocks to practice dew  traps than anything."
Jan 7, 2013
ConnorOMalley replied to Soldier1's discussion desert survival in the group Ask An Instructor
"Not sure how to answer that.   There are many sand deserts that also have lots of rocks.  In some places the rocks are even great for flint knapping and making cutting tools (this is the case in some southern California deserts).…"
Jan 7, 2013
Soldier1 replied to Soldier1's discussion desert survival in the group Ask An Instructor
"what do you think the chances are of finding rocks in a sand desert?"
Jan 5, 2013
Filip Tkaczyk replied to Soldier1's discussion desert survival in the group Ask An Instructor
"Hmmm.  You might wanna cross reference some of what you read in Bear Grylls book with other sources.  I would recommend reading the following books, which we keep on our shelf at Alderleaf for student…"
Dec 31, 2012
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Dec 30, 2012
Soldier1 replied to Soldier1's discussion desert survival in the group Ask An Instructor
"the thing I wonder about is if you hold the water in the mouth all day."
Dec 29, 2012
Soldier1 replied to Soldier1's discussion desert survival in the group Ask An Instructor
"Bear Grylls. the running 50 miles  part I think is just from their difficult lifestyle."
Dec 25, 2012
Filip Tkaczyk replied to Soldier1's discussion desert survival in the group Ask An Instructor
"Where did you read that?  What was your source?"
Dec 25, 2012
Soldier1 replied to Soldier1's discussion desert survival in the group Ask An Instructor
"I read that they can run 50 miles a day in the desert with a mouth full of water."
Dec 25, 2012
Filip Tkaczyk replied to Soldier1's discussion desert survival in the group Ask An Instructor
"Interesting.  Where do you read that? Also, holding water in your mouth forces you to breath through your nose which means you have to establish a rhythm and be consistent with your breaths.  That is one of the keys to long distance…"
Dec 25, 2012
Soldier1 replied to Soldier1's discussion desert survival in the group Ask An Instructor
"I just read about a method the Tarahumara use. keeping water in the mouth for the day and breathing through the nose, its supposed to hydrate the the air you breath."
Dec 24, 2012

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