In real life you may not have any tools except your own two hands. If you were stranded in the wilderness would you end up a survivor? blog.theclymb.com shares the stories of 5 of the greatest wilderness survivals in history.
Human beings are capable of incredible things, especially when under the pressures to survive. Eating leeches? Building Ice caves? Cutting off your own toes? Read on, my survival enthused friends.
The last place on earth you would want to wake up alone is in the Australian Outback. Well, it became reality for one man after he claimed he was left for dead in the infamous desert with no clue of how he got there in the first place.
On January 24, 2006 Ricky Megee was cruising down an isolated road when he believes his car was high jacked by three aboriginal men who then drugged and dumped his body in the middle of the outback. He woke up unaware and confused to dingos’ scratching at him in his shallow grave. And so began Megee’s 70 day struggle to make it out alive.
Surviving on a diet of frogs, leeches, lizards, and cockroaches, Megee found a dam and was able to stay well hydrated until he was found by “jackaroos” or farm hands on April 6. By then, he was a walking skeleton and deeply tanned from the extreme desert sun, but he was alive. MeGee’s car and the mysterious aboriginal men were never found.
But the challenging trip quickly took a bone crunching turn.
Simpson broke his leg during the ascent, putting Yates in the position to get them both down to safety in the frigid temperatures. Matters continued to get worse as a storm hit making visibility difficult and the ascent even more dangerous. Badly frostbitten and and unsure if Simpson was alive or dead, Yates found himself in a desperate situation and he cut the rope.
Well, turns out Simpson survived the 150 ft fall, and dug himself an ice cave to ride out the storm. Afterwards, he battled three days without food and water, and though he was severely injured, managed to crawl back to base camp for help.