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“Golden showers from the Sunshine State. Were they kinky or just clueless when it comes to evaporative heat loss:
Urine is of little relief to hikers
Lost Floridians try novel but ineffective way to stay warm in Adirondacks
By Brian Nearing
Updated 11:42 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012
NEWCOMB — It's not in any survival manual, but a group of lost hikers in the Adirondacks during a rainy overnight last week tried to fend off the cold by using the only warm water they had — their urine.
The five hikers, all from Miami, got lost May 3 in the High Peaks during a day hike from the Upper Works trailhead near Tahawus, Essex County, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
As it grew dark, temperatures dipped into the 40s and rain began falling.
The group tried to keep warm by urinating on each other, they told rescuers. The technique is not a standard survival technique and apparently provided limited relief.
No information was immediately available from the DEC as to what kind of clothing or foul-weather gear the group had.
The five, identified as David Guirola, Jessica Lasprilla, Yandy Rodriguez, Edward Garcia and Kevin Gonzales, managed to get through the night and were rescued about 10 a.m. the following day near the Calamity Brook, according to the DEC. Most in the group were in their 20s.
Two rangers had searched unsuccessfully the previous night after locating the party's vehicle at the Upper Works trailhead parking lot.
DEC was alerted to the missing hikers about 11 p.m. after getting a call from the owners of a Schroon Lake inn where they had been staying and who grew concerned when they did not return.
The group had intended to hike through Adirondack Mountain Reserve lands around Ausable Lake, but took a wrong turn and got lost.
The five were wet and cold when found, but did not require medical treatment beyond rehydration and warming back up, according to the DEC. Rangers got them back to their vehicle without incident.”
“I'll bet that wet smell was reminiscent of ammonia!”
“What a pisser”
“The group tried to keep warm by urinating on each other, they told rescuers. The technique is not a standard survival technique and apparently provided limited relief.
That.....is.....AWESOME! (not just the use of the word "technique" twice)
I'm going to incorporate that phrase into the survival class we teach.”
what if they were cold and lost, AND stung by jellyfish?”
“"provided limited relief"...
I dunno, I've gotten tremendous relief from urinating.
"Hey! Knock it off! My GORTEX is wetting out!!!"”
“4 guys 1 girl...10 bucks says the guys PLANNED IT.”
“Sounds like the type of trip that Tyler Durden troll was looking to hook up with ...
.... just sayin` ....”
“WOW some middle ground Q LOL, that was going to be my joke.
It was sooooooo cold 45 degrees May 3rd
“45 degrees? Okay guys, this is serious. I think we need to... OH MY GOD! WHAT ARE YOU DOING? JESUS STOP THAT! I meant put on sweaters! Great, now I'm all wet and smelly...”
Well, I would think that if they were really looking to keep the group alive wouldn't they all just group defecate and huddle around it?
It just seems that if you're going to "go there" you might as well go big or go home. If yer lucky (had some Taco Bell on the way to the trailhead) you could light that baby for some camp ambiance and additional heat.
Alright, this is prolly as gross as I want to get; cue the bacon ring over a glass table stories ....”
“This is reminding me of when I was 14 or 15. My friend and I were looking through personal ads for giggles (and probably for education on what women were looking for) and came across one that said something like "pretty swf seeks m for fun, mudslides and golden showers. No freaks or weirdo's please." Once we found out what those things meant, we cracked up. We sent her letters and songs that we thought were hysterical (the few lines I remember, from one to be sung to the tune "These are a few of my favorite things" - are not repeatable here)). Sadly, she never replied.”
“How can one not be a freak or a weirdo at some level yet participate in activity like that?
Not passing judgement; frankly if gettin` wizzed on is your thang let that freak flag fly!”
“:) Just wonderful.”
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