How long can you survive?

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.

Is it summer? Winter? The rainy season? And you think you could live for 16 days? The average human can survive for 8-21 days without food….but only 3-4 days without water.

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.

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Brian Simpson

Unapologetic fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins & Celtics. Lover of powerful, dark beers. Married with NO kids. Ever. Lover of doggos. Not so much cats.

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  1. Greg on May 28, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    I can start a fire without matches and as long as I am dropped off with ample food ie loads of fools who think they can last 16 days I’ll do fine

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