How Long Can You Survive Without Water?
It could be much shorter than three days. Here's what outdoorsmen and women need to know
Every team at your favorite bar’s trivia night might get this question right: How long can you survive without water? The rule of three when it comes to survival is common knowledge. You can survive three minutes without air, three days without water, and three weeks without food. But tragic stories hit the news every year when a runner doesn’t come back from their trail run or a family doesn’t return from their day hike. Heat and physical exertion drastically affect how long you can actually survive without water. Any outdoor enthusiast should know the risks, variables, and solutions when it comes to how long you can survive without water.
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