posted on Jan, 7 2007 @ 01:39 PM
In good weather conditions you could hike out 50 miles in two days and so long as you can find water, it wouldn't be that difficult a test.
It would be more prudent to simply practice your survival skills while on a normal camping trip. Try and make a fire without matches. Build a shelter
from materials found locally. Identify and utilize wild food sources. There are many other things you could do as well. If you are having difficulty
you can always crawl into your tent and heat up a meal on your camping stove with little risk involved. Deliberately putting yourself at risk is
contrary to the whole idea of survival.
If you do choose to "rough it" as you mentioned, then make sure your plans are very well known to friends/family, bring along a good 2-way emergency
radio, the proper clothing, and stick to an area that isn't too extreme.
In my personal experience, living through a survival situation is not something I would do for fun. My life, and that of my companion, was at serious
risk, and I value life to highly to play games with it.