Happily, the effects of the snake bite fade. The only non-poisonous snake in the area bit you. You should rest by a fire. Which material do you use?
Small twigs and dried leaves
Why is it crucial to manage a fire in a forest setting?
It could attract animal attention if it gets too large
If you lose control you could burn the jungle down
A large fire will overheat you, making you sick and exhausted
You’ll become too tired to travel
Why should you travel during the day when it’s cooler at night?
You can see where you are going better
You’ll run into fewer predators
Both A and B
You can’t see the moss at night to use as a compass
You must seek out some carbohydrates while an animal goes on the hunt for you. What kind of carb is the simplest to find in the wild?
Fruit, like apples or berries.
You’re on a no-carb diet, too bad
Why is it less possible that a rescue crew will locate you in the jungle?
Most people find their way out of the jungle without help.
The forest canopy prevents overhead searches
There are more predators, thus scaring off rescue teams.
Jungle survival is far less common than other survival scenarios
You groggily awaken in a pitch-black forest. What do you do first?
Scream my head off, someone help!
Pray that Jesse Ventura or Arnold Schwarzenegger are nearby.
Collect your thoughts. Now is no time to panic
Go back to sleep
Okay. You’ll be alright, I promise. What was that, suddenly? Right behind you, you can hear large branches breaking. What do you do?
Absolutely nothing. Probably a squirrel.
Freeze until you can assess the potential danger
Rescue? That was fast!
It’s your next meal. You get prepared to fight
Fortunately, the beast doesn’t bother you. But boy, are you thirsty. How should you locate water?
Look for the nearest river and drink up
Cut into a tree-vine and try to drink the fluids inside
Sit and wait for rain. It’s gotta come, right?
Look for a muddy area and start digging
You’re alone yourself when you see a huge cat following you. What should you do?
Make yourself appear big
Look for a place to hide
Get your weapon prepared
All of the above
When you observe a big jaguar looking at you with curiosity, you turn to hide. Your strategy failed. Now what?
Slowly back away, trying not to draw attention to yourself
Turn and SPRINT into the jungle
Make noise to scare the cat off
Uh, dinner’s served?
As you move along and get more peckish, you realize that the trees are laden with what appear to be delectable fruits. Why you shouldn’t consume them?
They could belong to a protective animal
You don’t know much about plants, they could be poisonous
The taste will probably make you throw up whatever precious liquid you have left
You burn more calories chewing than the plant provides
Survival on an island and in a jungle are substantially different when a predator is present. Why?
You can’t rely on a rescue team
You have to keep moving in one direction or else you’ll get turned around
You need to stay put, this isn’t a little island
The view is way worse
You have excellent boots. Why would you be cautious to wear them after going to bed?
They might not be dried out
The boots make too much noise
There could be a dangerous bug inside of them, like a spider
They are too tight, causing cramping in your feet
You may thus be quite confident that no predator will harm you. You still require a weapon. What do you use?
I’m carving a sturdy stick into a pointed spear
A big rock makes for great defense
I’m going to make a net out of foliage
I’ll build a slingshot out of spare rope and a stick
You walk on a little snake unintentionally. It receives a bite. What signs may there be of a snakebite?
Speaking in tongues
Dizziness and fatigue
How do you prevent mosquito bites if you don’t have any insect repellant on you?
Rub mud all over your exposed skin
Urinate on a shirt and then wipe your body down with it
Stick leaves in your hat and use them like a fan
Constantly run, everywhere
What distinguishes a real predator from an unintentional predator?
The level of guilt that they feel
True predators are much deadlier
Accidental predators primary concern is getting food
Accidental predators are rare
What should you do if you accidentally come across a black bear?
Calmly back away, drawing as little attention as possible
Try to sneak by the creature
Turn and run, the animal won’t chase you
Play dead on the ground
And then the Predator vanishes in an instant. So be it. What’s your main worry now that the alien has gone?
How you are burning through your vacation days on a not-so-great vacation
What should be one of your main concerns in the wild, aside from predators?
Piranhas. This is the jungle, after all
Starving to death