How Many Days Can You Go Without Water and Food?
In a situation, where you do not have an access to water (and food), it is important to know, how long can you survive.
Most people would likely die within 3 -4 days without drinking or eating anything, and rarely one would survive over a week. But:
- A 97 year old woman survived 8 days without drinking or eating anything under the rubble of her home after earthquake occurred in Iran in January 2004 (1).
- Nearly all newborn babies, later became known as Miracle Babies, were found and rescued after being 7 days under the wreckage of a Hospital Juarez in Mexico City earthquake in 1985 (2).