What we would do “if we had to” hopefully we’ll never have to find out.
In the last edition of Recoil magazine (and perhaps elsewhere, but that’s where I found this image) KelTec suggests their ad that people who would drink their own urine also should get their 5,56 mm RDB Survival bullpup firearm.
Now if there ever was an argument against buying a bullpup I guess we’ve found one. (I have a Tavor, guess I’m safe)
Below: Here’s KelTec’s ad in Recoil Magazine.
Let’s face it, the KelTec RDB-S (S for Survival) is far from a good looking gun, but I guess if you’re surviving and drinking your own urine you don’t really care about what your firearm looks like.
The RDB™ is the new definition of bullpup. Its downward shell ejection system eliminates the side ejection disadvantage of ordinary bullpups. The result is brass and gas that eject out of your line of sight making it a truly ambidextrous, high performance rifle for everyone. The RDB is also adjustable for a wide variety of ammunition and makes for an excellent suppressor host. It’s definitely the bullpup done right.
Survival guides such as the US Army Field Manual, The SAS Survival Handbook, and others generally advise against drinking urine for survival. These guides state that drinking urine tends to worsen, rather than relieve dehydration due to the salts in it, and that urine should not be consumed in a survival situation, even when there is no other fluid available.
While some people in dire straits have drunk urine, it’s unclear if this actually helped or hindered their situation.
It is also unclear, as urine, if the actual ad has helped KelTec to sell any RDB Survival bullpups or not.