Video: How to survive in the Wilderness

I had been hiking on the uninhabited side of Easter Island for a half a day already. The northwest coast was not only devoid of people, but also completely barren. I hadn’t found anything to eat or drink. The sun was shining relentlessly.

Along the way, I had come past several cadavers and skeletons. It began to dawn on me that I too might leave my life on that island if I couldn’t muster the strength to keep walking until nightfall. In light of that danger, I had just begun to record something like a good-bye video when I remembered the most important survival tip. Just in time.

Saved and strengthened by the bananas, I did indeed manage to continue the hike until I reached the beautiful bay of Anakena in the north of Easter Island.

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There, I could finally get the much desired Coca Cola.

(Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Berichts.)

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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7 Responses to Video: How to survive in the Wilderness

  1. That’s right. Bananas may keep you from expiring, but coca cola is needed to bring you back to life.

  2. The availability of bananas in the middle of the barren island was miraculous, especially at that point of time when food was absolutely essential. Oh and did I mention Anakena bay is indeed very beautiful!


  3. Jackie says:

    Glad you survived to tell the tale, if only by the (banana) skin of your teeth, haha.

    How many bananas DID you eat?

    • I only ate 5 or 6, although they really tasted superb.
      The strange thing is that I am actually less hungry when I am hiking and I only eat as much as I need.
      So when I am out all day, I consume fewer calories than when I am sitting at home all day.

  4. Only one tip is not enough.

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