They knew nothing of the mountains or how to deal with an emergency, but one thing was certain: they’d heard tales of people surviving by utilizing their own urine. Unfortunately, none in their desperate little band could remember exactly what it was that you were supposed to do with the urine:
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.
Informed that people lost in the wilderness will sometimes drink their urine to remain hydrated, one of the hikers remarked, “That’s gross!”