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You mis-assume that I am.
I'm simply repeating a comment by an alleged RN elsewhere who was saying what could be done to help keep you hydrated in emergency conditions.
Like I said, "Seriously."
I believe you... yeah, right..

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Yes, read that also. A quick trip to the bookcase provided the answer. Survive the Savage Sea by Dougal Robertson, Sheridan House, 1973, page 94.

Well, I suppose it would help pass the time ...
Talk about the eye of the storm.
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You would prefer ... cribbage?

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What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. Go eat some dirt ad wash it down with a nice glass of rain gutter water.

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I read a yogi can ingest, if that's the correct word, liquids rectally using muscle control although it takes years of dedicated study.
Hell, as a kid, Bob did the same thing with the seat of a high velocity Oldsmoble and it took only a second or two to learn!

Nonetheless, saltwater enema, a worthwhile bit of survival info to file away ... might save a life. Ya never know.

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Nonetheless, saltwater enema, a worthwhile bit of survival info to file away ... might save a life. Ya never know.

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I only meant the coffee filter to get the chunks out. (g)
You can't do much better than rain water. NYC drinks rain water, from reservoirs upstate. Grand Rapids, MI pumps their drinking water out of Lake Michigan. In both cases, it is what they do afterwards to it that makes it unpalatable.

Since the OP was interested in survival, I would expect that, if in that situation, he'd probably be quite pleased with rain water. I'd sure want a gulp of something while rigging up my saltwater enema.(G)

I am a water well driller and I always chuckle when people, usually women, see me drinking water being pumped directly from their well. They, with a superior tone of voice, announce that they only drink bottled water. I've given up on trying to explain where that comes from.

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I am a water well driller and I always chuckle when people, usually women, see me drinking water being pumped directly from their well. They, with a superior tone of voice, announce that they only drink bottled water. I've given up on trying to explain where that comes from.
You mean the municipal tap, minus the chlorine? If it's more or less clean, bottlers don't have to melt a glacier...they can dig a hole downhill from the town dump.
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Seriously, I've been told that the bowels are capable of absorbing fresh water while rejecting salt, and that salt water enemas can contribute a large amount of fresh water by allowing the bowels to absorb it.

Something to add to that real short list of "Fun New Things To Do While Stuck on Desert Island", in case you are also the Entertainment & Morale Officer aboard your vessel.
Gees, I’m thirsty pass the bilge pump.

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