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My name is Ryan Higa and I'm going to be surviving

all by myself in the Arctic, with nothing but the clothes

on my back and chest and arms and pretty much all my clothes,

while teaching you the necessary tips and techniques

to survive in the freezing Arctic

with nothing but the clothes on my back.

Right now, we're in the Arctic!

This is no place for fun and games.

Hold on!

You do not want to get lost out here.

The Arctic terrain is completely unforgiving.

If you get lost out here, you'll be sorry.

The Arctic terrain won't forgive you because of the unforgivingness.

You do not want to get lost out here!

Trust me, if you do

One of the toughest parts of the Arctic is actually

just walking around because of all the snow.

You're going to need something to help you not sink

into the snow while you're walking. Right now,

I'm gonna teach you how to make your own home-made snowshoes,

right after I get this big ski off.

When you're lost in the wild, you'll have to be resourceful

and make do with what you have.

So when you make your snowshoes, what you want to do first:

take your two tennis rackets from your jacket.

Place them beneath your feet.

This is gonna be like the base of your shoe.

And next you're gonna need something to tie

the rackets to your shoes. So you're gonna take

the laces from your big ski and-- well, unfortunately for me,

it seems this big ski has no shoelaces.

And you definitely don't want to use the shoelaces

from your actual shoe because that would make your shoes look weird.

And you definitely don't want that in the Arctic.

So what you're gonna want to do from here is pull out

the two extra shoe laces you carry around in your jacket

and use these to tie the rackets to your shoe like so.

This technique may look very complicated

and difficult to understand...and it is.

Alright, now you've made your snow shoes.

It's nice and snug. It's time to get moving

'cause we got a lot of ground to cover. Let's go!

The ancient natives traveled great distances

with their snowshoes. Some say they even went

as far as going to the-- and that's about enough for today.

You don't ever want to dehydrate yourself in a snowy terrain like this one.

One of the biggest parts of survival, if not the biggest,

is staying hydrated. Contrary to most belief,

and other survival shows, when you're thirsty and desperate,

you never want to drink your own pee,

'cause it's sterile and absolutely disgusting.

What you want to do is just eat some snow from the ground.

It might sound crazy, but the ancient natives

really believed that snow acted as a good substitute for water.

When in desperate times...

Eating snow in a terrain like this may bring

your body temperature to an unsafely low level.

That's a good thing because then you won't sweat

and you won't dehydrate again. What you don't want

to do is just eat random snow because it might be dirty.

To be safe, always look for the yellow snow, like this one right here.

Chances are this is someone's pee.

And, as you know, pee is very safe to drink because it's sterile.

So what we're gonna do here is just scoop a little bit up

from the middle and, uh, take a little taste.

That's not pee at all!

Never drink from an open carton

because it may have mono. I'll have to find shelter soon

because night is coming and it's only gonna get colder from here.

The good way to tell how much time you have left

before nightfall is by knowing the temperature.

See, the ancient natives didn't have watches

like you and I, so what they would do is use temperature

as a measurement of time. The colder it gets, the later it is.

Basically, the technique they used is actually pretty simple.

What you do here is you pull out your cell phone...

and, uh, what you're gonna do here is just find the weather app...

it's not really moving because my gloves.

It's actually getting really pretty difficult right now.

My gloves are making it nearly impossible to open

the weather app and I can't take off my gloves

because my hands are cold and the last thing you want

in the Arctic is to be uncomfortable.

If you still aren't able to open your weather app

because of your gloves, what you want to do then

is pull out your daily jacket thermometer.

Basically, you use the thermometer as a sort of stylus or writing tool,

so you can open your weather app.

The ancient natives mimic this technique from the Nintendo DS.

As you can see here, I had almost no problems at all.

It's working phenomenally. Phenomenally is a big word!

There you go. As you can see here--

Actually, this is the coldest I've ever seen it before!

It's -1 degrees Celsius. Uh, for you Americans,

I believe that's anywhere between 20-75 degrees for Googling

and that's really cold, so we really need to get moving.

But as the day drags on, I find neither food nor shelter.

My feet are starting to bog, my nipples metapoding.

I'm beginning to think I've bit off a little more

than I could chew this time!

You know, being out here...all this time...

I know it's only been 30 minutes, but I'm starting to feel like giving up.

I'm starting to lose hope.

But then I remember what my grandfather's only son

on my dad's side always told me:'s an ice box. You open it, get what you want,

and close it. Now stop wasting electricity!

And after all this time I never really understood

what he was talking about until right now.

He was talking about here! He was talking about the Arctic,

how I should never give up! How I should persevere!

How I need to never back down and just never give up

and get out of here!

I'm gonna get out of here. I'm getting out of here!

Tee hee!

Thank you guys so much for watching.

If you want to see the cabin trip we took in order

to film this video, click the one on the left.

If you want to see the last Dude vs. Wild, click the one on the right!

If you want to see Greg, the guy with the mustache,

attempt his very first back flip in the snow,

well just wait until the very end of this video

in I-I started the count too soon.

Okay, now it's--okay, there it is.

-Just don't think! Just believe. -Okay.

-Just tuck into a little ball. -Go!


Oh, Mike come closer! Come closer. Come closer.

-Are you okay? -Oh my god!

-Oh my god!

I don't think I jumped high enough.

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