Average American Thinks They Can Survive Two Weeks in the Wild

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A recent survey conducted by OnePoll has concluded that most Americans think they could survive in the wilderness for more than a week (up to 16 days).


  • Only 17% of the respondents were "very confident" that they could start a fire with a flint
  • Only 14% were confident that they could identify edible plants and berries
  • Only 35% were able to correctly identify poison ivy

Ultimately, despite high levels of confidence that they could survive for up to 16 days, it seems the skills those surveyed don't quite add up.

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