“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air…but only for one second without hope.” ~ Hal Lindsey

Ask most people whether it is possible for a human being to survive without food or water for any length of time and the answer will be an emphatic NO.  We have enough medical evidence now to show that extreme dehydration, shock and eventual death will occur if a person does not have water within 3 to 5 days.  A person can survive longer without food, 28 to 76 days, but that time depends on the person’s initial weight and physical condition.  Heat, cold and other environmental stresses also determine how long a person can live without food, but everyone generally agrees that death is inevitable without it. […]