(Closed) Alone and lost in the woods for an extended period of time. Would you survive?

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Post # 3
16216 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I couldn’t find food. Or start a fire. And I’d be too scared to drink water from a questionable source. So…I wouldn’t make it very long.

Post # 4
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think I’d fare better than most people I know. I spent most of my childhood outside, know what berries/leaves/trees are poisonous, can catch frogs like nobodies business, (tastes like chicken, right? haha). Three older brothers who were boyscouts, summer camp for 10 years… yeah, I think I’d be okay.

Post # 5
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes, I think I definitely would be able to. I think the ability to survive in humans is pretty astounding. You would do things you never thought you were able to do. 

That being said I am very comfortable outdoors. I prefer it than indoors. I love the heat and I enjoy camping. I adjust very quickly to my environments. 

Post # 6
3943 posts
Honey bee

No, I wouldnt last long.  I have an irrational fear of animals and I would probably just sit on the ground crying for days.

I think my Fiance would be ok for a couple days. He is very  much an outdoors kinda guy.

Post # 7
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Not at all!  I might be able to make it through the day, but once it becomes dark, I’m done for!  

Post # 8
1815 posts
Buzzing bee

Hell no. I’d be a goner.

Post # 9
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yeah, pretty sure I’d be able to survive.  As long as I could find a water source, it wouldn’t be too difficult.  

Of course, if I were going hiking anywhere other than a place I knew better than the back of my hand, I’d have a backpack with a compass, map of the area, snacks, blanket of some sort, lighter/matches, and water.  

And… why in the hell would I leave my group?!?!?  (I’d be a good mom and terrify my kids into refusing to leave their group if they ever decided to go into scouts.  Fear, if done right, is a good thing. 🙂 )

Post # 10
417 posts
Helper bee

I would be good…until I saw a snake

Post # 11
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would be perfectly fine. I’m an army brat, and my father took us camping and taught us about what we could and couldn’t eat in nature.  I have been winter camping in 28 degree weather.  I think I could live off of the land for a very long time if I had to. 

Post # 12
2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hell yeah I could! I even have a little memorized check-off list in case I get lost.

Well, at least in the south. I don’t know about surviving up north. I’ve seen snow like 3 times, so I’d have no idea how to handle that situation. 


Post # 13
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I might be ok, but being by myself, I don’t know how long I would survive. if I were with the hubs, I know we would fair much longer.

Post # 14
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont think  you have to know much about the outdoors, you just have to have a fighting spirit and not be someone that gives up easily. I think if forced to survive most of us would figure it out somehow.

Post # 15
1306 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

heck no, I would die.  I only poop in toilets so if I wasn’t mauled by an animal, Im sure I would die from holding my pee and poop in.

Post # 16
1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I could. Most of the time when we camp we take very little–just a blanket, dried fruit and jerky, fire stuff, water, not much else. We don’t go for long periods like that but I am used to going tentless and also would hunt an animal if I had to.

I’ve gotten lost in the woods, not alone, but had that feeling of “OH #^%# WHERE ARE WE?!” It is scary but you know what? Everyone has that innate survival mechanism deep down that kicks in. I agree with @adage, even if you freak out at first, your instincts do take over.

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