Would I survive in the wilderness?

So I am in the middle of helping the young men plan their super activity.  We are talking about doing Young Men versus the Wild.  Which gets me to think would I be able to survive in the wild?

we started to talk about a book that some of the young men loved.  I read My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George about a boy who runs away from home and lives on his own in the wild.  Could I do that?  Could I live alone in the wild and live off the land?

My first thought is NO WAY JOSE.  I would be dead in a week.  Okay I might be able to survive but I would be very very unhappy.  I can barely sleep when I am sleeping on an air mattress in a tent.  I feel like an old man when I camp.  How old would I feel if I didn’t have a tent, a mattress, or a blanket?

Could I start fire with just two sticks?  Could I catch a fish with no fishing pole?  Could I eat bugs?

I guess I will find out when I go up camping with young men.  We are going to try to start a fire with two sticks.  We are going to try to catch a fish with nothing but what we have on us.  We are even going to build a shelter to sleep under.

Lets hope it doesn’t rain.

 

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About ryanjamesburt

I am a father, husband, accountant, and want to be writer. I try to stay busy so why not keep a blog. I can talk about what is on my mind and maybe entertain some people in the process.
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