How Long Could You Survive in the Jungle with no Man-Made Tools?

How Long Do You Think You'd Survive In The Jungle?

  • Less than a day

    Votes: 71 18.5%
  • Less than a week

    Votes: 246 64.1%
  • I'd survive up to a year

    Votes: 21 5.5%
  • 5-10 years until age slows me down then I'm tiger food

    Votes: 9 2.3%
  • Until I die of old age. King of the jungle motherfucker

    Votes: 21 5.5%
  • Stay off the damn weed

    Votes: 16 4.2%

  • Total voters
    384

Rodan

Member
Nov 3, 2017
398
It depends considerably on your location in said jungle as well as a ton of luck. You have three priorities: water, food, shelter/fire. The most crucial is clean water. If you can find a nice cave or hollow tree to live in, you can potentially start and keep a fire going indefinitely and you don't have to worry about exposure to the elements. Then if you have fresh water nearby, you can potentially boil it to ensure the water doesn't kill you. Food will come down to your skill at hunting, fishing, and trapping.

I can hunt and fish, and I can keep a fire going, so on the surface I'm confident saying I would live until a ripe old age, barring a jaguar attack or melaria or something.
 

water_wendi

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,030
It depends considerably on your location in said jungle as well as a ton of luck. You have three priorities: water, food, shelter/fire. The most crucial is clean water. If you can find a nice cave or hollow tree to live in, you can potentially start and keep a fire going indefinitely and you don't have to worry about exposure to the elements. Then if you have fresh water nearby, you can potentially boil it to ensure the water doesn't kill you. Food will come down to your skill at hunting, fishing, and trapping.

I can hunt and fish, and I can keep a fire going, so on the surface I'm confident saying I would live until a ripe old age, barring a jaguar attack or melaria or something.
i dont care which jungle im starting in, if im bare-ass naked without anything im probably not going to make it very long. Having nothing at all, not even shoes, seems like a huge hurdle to overcome.
 

raYne_07

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,891
I watch Naked & Afraid weekly, so 0.5 days.

probably a week or so depending on available resources in the area.
 

Keuja

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,321
I'd just fall sick at the first heavy rain since I wouldn't know how to build a proper shelter and light a fire in a humid environment. Then I'd die a few days later of fever and dehydration.
 

RiOrius

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,663
Most people only ever think about how start a fire by rubbing sticks together, but if you have any sort of clear container that can hold water, you can use it like a magnifying glass to start a fire much, much easier.
Great, so all I've gotta do is make my own glassware and then I can start a fire?

What's it take to melt glass?
 

BizzyBum

Member
Oct 26, 2017
4,837
New York
However long it takes to die from starvation, and that's if I don't die first from eating something or getting bit by something poisonous or getting mauled by an animal.
 

Vex

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,110
Unclean water drinking water (filled with parasites?) I probably would last as long as it takes you to dehydrate. I get really thirsty :'(.
 

Smokey_Run

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
2,380
If something didn't poison me or eat me sooner, I'd last as long as it would take for dehydration to kill me. So less than a week.
 

TechnicPuppet

Member
Oct 28, 2017
4,252
Do you know how to filter water? Water in a jungle (assuming jungle means tropical rainforest) is filled with parasites that would give you fever and diarrhea within hours.
Jungle are rainy though, so just drink rain water collected in leaves?

I've saw plenty of ray mears with regards building a fire but I'm not sure if I could make any use of it water wise without containers of some kind, I don't think so.
 

marzoo

Member
Jun 1, 2018
3,411
This thread reminded me of a great show I used to watch when I was younger, it was called. Survivorman
 

Fliep

Member
Feb 13, 2018
133
Last year I was doing a guided night tour through the peruvian and bolivian jungle to watch insects. The jungle is a place where I get massively scared in the dark, so if I was alone I would die in the first night of dehydration because I would constantly piss my pants.
 

Dinjooh

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
1,810
Denmark
Last year I was doing a guided night tour through the peruvian and bolivian jungle to watch insects. The jungle is a place where I get massively scared in the dark, so if I was alone I would die in the first night of dehydration because I would constantly piss my pants.
You know what you gotta do with piss in a survival situation though.
 

Paertan

Member
Oct 28, 2017
748
Depends a lot on the jungle.
I know how to collect water from rain. Otherwise I could find fresh water if there is a stream. But is the water safe? In a Swedish forest I know how to build a filter. But in a jungle I would have a harder time unless I can build fire and get some charcoal or boil the water. I know the basics of making fire from friction.
I think I could handle the water situation so I wont die within a couple of days. At least from dehydration.
Anything else depends on the jungle. So a week in most worst cases. After that it could go on for a long time if there is fruit or or plants I find to eat. Or animals I can hunt.