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Is it possible to survive longer without drinking water by eating ants?

A man was recently lost in the Outback and survived for six days in hot conditions without any water. Many news reports are claiming that he survived this long without water because he ate ants. ...
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Is measuring the size of a nuclear cloud with your thumb a good survival indicator? [closed]

Due to the upcoming release of Fallout 4, I've stumbled upon several claims about the stance of the iconic Vault Boy : Basically, those stated that the Vault Boy was doing the following : If ...
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Is it hard to make a fire in the wild? [closed]

I've watched several seasons of the Survivor reality TV Show so far and and many contestants have been trying. to start a fire using materials found in the wild, yet I haven't seen anyone that could ...
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Did a man survive for 13 months on a boat in the open ocean?

Daily Telegraph: This is the boat in which Jose Salvador Alvarenga, a fisherman from El Salvador, apparently drifted 8,000 miles from the coast of Mexico during a remarkable 13-month voyage ...
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Is the best way to survive in prison to beat someone up the first day?

Related (slightly): Rape in US prisons Two movies I know of, one I recently watched, suggest that if one is going to prison, the best way to survive is to find someone on the first day and beat the ...
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Is it a good idea to drink your own urine in a survival situation?

Image Source In Man vs. Wild the host Bear Grylls claims you should drink your own urine to avoid dehydration. Among the many other interesting feats he has done: The show has featured stunts ...