How long can someone survive without food?

By Archean
Feb 20, 2012
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  1. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,419   +281

    Wow thats pretty impressive. I never questioned the conventional wisdom of ~1 month. Twice that is something new. Suppose it depends a lot on how fat you were to begin with. I'm sure an obese person would survive much longer without food than an ultramarathoner.
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 6,034   +70

    Now that is an intriguing hypothesis, but a very plausible one.
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    When I was 15 and moved out, I had only Ramen for a year....so i'm going to say a year.
  4. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 782   +10


    Me being super thin? Hmmmm.. my chances are low. :haha:
  5. penn919

    penn919 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 151   +12

    So he only ate snow? You'd think if starvation didn't get to him, the sickness from that filthy snow would've. So gross.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,419   +281

    Snow isn't filthy, if its discolored then yes, but snow itself is pretty safe. Although, you being from Florida probably explains your comment.
  7. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,649   +51

    I suppose hes not consuming much energy sitting in car, but shivering takes some energy yeah every so often I see stories where people survive longer then a month without eating and what is it 3 days without water? Hmm here is a water chart goes from 2-10 days based off the weather. In the summer out here you wouldn't last long.
  8. dms96960

    dms96960 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 220   +19

    Sure hope he wasn't eating yellow snow.


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