According to a recent survey, the average American thinks they could survive for 16 days alone in the wilderness.
C’mon….I think people have a twisted sense of what “the wilderness” really is. These are the people that think Survivor is really a show about surviving.
You get dropped off in the middle of a forest, miles away from civilization. No tools, no matches, no water, no food. Just the clothes on your back.
So, you gotta find water first. Make fire. Find out what plants you can eat. Make some kind of shelter. No cellphone!
What if a bear comes by? Wolves? What if you eat a poisonous plant?
Sixteen days, my ass.
You gotta spend almost all day trying to find your way out of the wilderness. Unless you’re already a skilled outdoorsman, I highly doubt the average American could last 16 days in the wilderness.