Forget survivormen! Average guy’s chance at survival in the wild?

Bear Grylls survival

I’ll admit–watching survivor shows on Discovery Channel is somewhat of a guilty pleasure of mine. I’m not sure why; watching Bear Grylls resort to drinking his own urine (quite often actually) doesn’t sound particularly pleasant. Watching other people conquer nature probably evokes some deep-seated instinct my cavemen ancestors evolved at some point.

Well, let’s get to it. Survival! What are my chances in a Lost situation? Not Bear Grylls, not that guy from Survivorman or the 2 people on that new show who have to survive together. Me. Or you. The typical person who’s survivor skills are limited occasional camping trips (or watching Man vs Wild on Discovery).

Photos from Discovery

Photos from Discovery

Note: this is not a guide to surviving. This is probability. Statistics is king. You find a gray mushroom and eat it. If it turns out 99% of gray mushrooms in that area are poisonous, your chances at living are pretty low.

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  1. January 7, 2013

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