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Is it possible to survive in Antarctica?

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If you were dropped right in the middle of Antarctica with very minimal supplies, would it really even be possible to survive?

There’s pretty much no vegetation, and about your only option for food might be penguins (provided they wandered far from the coast).

The CIA World Factbook says this about Antarctica:

The coldest, windiest, highest (on average), and driest continent; during summer, more solar radiation reaches the surface at the South Pole than is received at the Equator in an equivalent period; mostly uninhabitable

On the bright side, as long as you could melt the ice, you’d never run out of fresh water.

I’m interested in hearing your wondrous schemes for survival on the “mostly uninhabitable” continent.

 
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Call in a heli. Ha! Picks me up, flys me away. Eat tis.

 
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What supplies am I left with?

 
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Originally posted by TheRoflWaffle:

What supplies am I left with?

Heavy clothes suitable for the environment, and I guess a knife too.

 
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Originally posted by AlextheGreat13:
Heavy clothes suitable for the environment, and I guess a knife.

What more do you need to survive?
It would be ideal if I had some other kind of thing, or a container, but that wouldn’t be too hard to deal with considering how nice those clothes would have to be to be “suitable”.

 
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Originally posted by AlextheGreat13:
Originally posted by TheRoflWaffle:

What supplies am I left with?

Heavy clothes suitable for the environment, and I guess a knife too.

I could probably survive with this equipment, but not for too long.

 
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Originally posted by AlextheGreat13:
Originally posted by TheRoflWaffle:

What supplies am I left with?

Heavy clothes suitable for the environment, and I guess a knife too.

In that case there is zero chance of survival. There is no food in the middle of Antarctica nor is there fuel for fires, so no water. The knife would do you no good because there is nothing to cut or stab anywhere, not a single plant or animal in the middle of Antarctica.

 
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Originally posted by pink_princess:
Originally posted by AlextheGreat13:
Originally posted by TheRoflWaffle:

What supplies am I left with?

Heavy clothes suitable for the environment, and I guess a knife too.

In that case there is zero chance of survival. There is no food in the middle of Antarctica nor is there fuel for fires, so no water. The knife would do you no good because there is nothing to cut or stab anywhere, not a single plant or animal in the middle of Antarctica.

What about penguins? Provided there are enough penguins, you could survive for an indefinite amount of time.

 
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Originally posted by AlextheGreat13:
Originally posted by TheRoflWaffle:

What supplies am I left with?

Heavy clothes suitable for the environment, and I guess a knife too.

The best option in my opinion would be slashing my throat open so my death is quick. I’d rather that than not freeze to death.

 
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But is raw penguin meat safe to eat

 
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Originally posted by ThatsSoMFT:

But is raw penguin meat safe to eat

It doesn’t matter if it’s either eat or die.

 
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Originally posted by ThatsSoMFT:

But is raw penguin meat safe to eat

Why wouldn’t it be safe?

Originally posted by TheRoflWaffle:
The best option in my opinion would be slashing my throat open so my death is quick. I’d rather that than not freeze to death.

If you wanted to do this, try to get to a shoreline so you could slash/stab and then drop into the water.
It’s much much better.

 
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Originally posted by KiNGDOMHEARST:
Originally posted by ThatsSoMFT:

But is raw penguin meat safe to eat

It doesn’t matter if it’s either eat or die.

Or eat and die

 
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Originally posted by ThatsSoMFT:
Originally posted by KiNGDOMHEARST:
Originally posted by ThatsSoMFT:

But is raw penguin meat safe to eat

It doesn’t matter if it’s either eat or die.

Or eat and die

I’m sure a lot of people would take the risk.

 
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No?

 
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Well, since there’s basically no food… I’d probably just eat raw penguin. At least it’s something.

 
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It’s also possible to find a nearby village.

 
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Originally posted by Terence22205:
Originally posted by GottaAskTheMan:

Well, since there’s basically no food… I’d probably just eat raw penguin. At least it’s something.

It’s called canned food. Numbnuts.

Alex said that all you have were heavy clothing and a knife.

 
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Originally posted by KiNGDOMHEARST:

It’s also possible to find a nearby village.

Scientist research lab or something?

 
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Originally posted by GottaAskTheMan:
Originally posted by KiNGDOMHEARST:

It’s also possible to find a nearby village.

Scientist research lab or something?

I know for sure there’s a village of around 150 people near the south pole.

 
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Originally posted by fma1:
Originally posted by pink_princess:
Originally posted by AlextheGreat13:
Originally posted by TheRoflWaffle:

What supplies am I left with?

Heavy clothes suitable for the environment, and I guess a knife too.

In that case there is zero chance of survival. There is no food in the middle of Antarctica nor is there fuel for fires, so no water. The knife would do you no good because there is nothing to cut or stab anywhere, not a single plant or animal in the middle of Antarctica.

What about penguins? Provided there are enough penguins, you could survive for an indefinite amount of time.

Penguins are only found around the coast of Antarctica, Alex said the middle.

 
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I would survive pretty well considering how my spirit is so powerful it can manifest as an aura of blazing fire. I’d probably make a hole in the snow and ice. Or kill a bunch of animals and make some sort of a shelter with it. Since I’d probably be spending a lot of time underground, I don’t think radiation is gonna be much of a problem. I just hope there are enough edible animals that can be eaten raw.

in the middle of Antarctica

Oh…
Well then I’d better hope my spiritual fire becomes a jetpack cause that’s probably the only way I’d survive on my own.

 
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no

 
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depends on exactly where you drop. if you drop at the south pole you’ll be just fine as long as you can move

 
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I’ll fly away.