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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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If you fall onto the subway tracks, is this the best way to survive? [closed]

An unsuspecting New Yorker was pushed onto the subway tracks earlier this week. He was killed by an oncoming train as he tried to pull himself onto the platform. An incident like this seems to occur ...
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Can a human survive on Mars in a neoprene diving suit? [closed]

I found this Human Exposure to Vacuum article. Later I noticed the Mars space suit article. I wonder why is the suit tested in Antarctica? Under Mars atmospheric pressure (less than 1kPa) is it any ...
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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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If I eat a black widow spider, will I effectively be bitten? [closed]

If I eat a black widow spider, cooked or otherwise, will I experience the same symptoms as if I was bitten by one? Or will the venom have no effect at all and just be digested?
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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 ...