Chapter 11: Night! The Situation of the Other Contestants!
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Bell leaned down with his simple filter, putting the other end of the reed into the water.
Seeing that Bell really lowered his head to drink water, the audience who thought that Bell was just joking perked up.
Many of these audience members came over because of the person who gifted rockets.
Most of them stayed because of Bell’s age and appearance, while some were seeking novelty.
Bell ignored the messages on the screen.
After drinking two mouthfuls of water, he felt his thirst alleviate a little. He got up and took out his water canteen.
“The production team is not stingy. At the very least, they prepared a water container for us.”
“We can’t waste this water. I will store some in the water canteen, so that I don’t have to search for water for a while.”
Bell bent down again and sucked the water into his mouth with the reed straw before spitting it into the canteen.
“I’m sorry, everyone. I know this might be a little too much for many, but there’s no other choice. Sometimes, you need to do it if you want to survive in the wild.”
“Survival is the prerequisite for everything.”
In order not to affect the live broadcast, Bell even deliberately explained.
“Host, you’re so thoughtful.”
“Although it is a bit much for me, if I put myself in his shoes, I feel like what the host said makes sense.”
The audience expressed understanding to Bell.
The sky was gradually turning dark.
“Everyone, it’s getting dark. We have to be more careful now. The primeval forest at night is filled with dangers. Many poisonous insects and beasts are nocturnal. We need to be careful not to alarm them.”
Bell said with a serious expression and carefully scouted the path with the wooden stick.
Seeing Bell’s serious expression, many fans in front of the screen felt like they were there themselves, walking in the primeval forest with Bell.
Soon, night fell.
The players from various countries were looking for a place to stay.
Some of the slightly amateur contestants were already exhausted.
Hunger, dehydration, and various other conditions troubled them.
“Our contestants don’t look too good.”
In the broadcast room, the female host looked at the performance of the contestants on the screen and shook her head regretfully.
After a day of selection, the thousand contestants could be said to be in an extremely sorry state.
“This seems to be a contestant from Japan. From the looks of it, he seems to be severely dehydrated. If this contestant doesn’t find water soon, he might be eliminated.”
“Hmm, let’s see the other contestant. This is a contestant from Korea. Oh, my god! What happened to his arm? Quick! Zoom in!”
“Hurry up and call the rescue team to save him! Otherwise, his arm can’t be saved anymore!”
As the camera zoomed in, the audience saw two teeth marks on the arm of this Korean contestant.
From the looks of it, it was caused by a snake.
Furthermore, the area around the wound was already bruised. He was starting to lose consciousness, and there was white foam coming out of his mouth.
Just as the host finished talking, the contestant fell to the ground.
“It’s a pity. It looks like this contestant will be eliminated. But everyone, don’t worry. We have a special rescue team. This contestant’s life will not be in any danger.”
As if afraid of affecting the credibility of the show, the female host quickly added.
After looking through several other contestants, their conditions were about the same.
Someone seemed to be famished and had already begun to chew the grass. He was then poisoned and paralyzed.
Some were really thirsty and had drunk some dirty water. They were already vomiting and having diarrhea.
It looked like they would be eliminated too.
Some people had even alarmed some poisonous snakes and wild beasts. They were poisoned or injured and could not get up.
At this moment, because the rescue work was going on, to ease the minds of the audience, the screen could not be switched. In order to prevent the show from going cold, the female host interacted with Bear and Ed.
“This is just the first day and I can see that our contestants are not in good condition. Regarding the contestants’ conditions, do you have any suggestions?”
Bear took the microphone.
“Actually, wilderness survival is a very profound miscellaneous study. Not only does it require you to understand the usage of various tools, but it also demands you to understand the habits of various animals, plants, and the distribution of the terrain. You also need a strong physique and good psychological quality.”
“That’s right, we can’t lack any of these elements.”
“Survival in the wilderness is the best way to test one’s willpower, especially at night. You can’t imagine how it feels to be alone at night with no weapon in hand and fearing beasts that might appear at any moment.”
Bear and Ed explained.
Because the audience was separated by the screen, it was difficult to feel that sense of crisis.
Even though some emotions might be stimulated, they were limited because their lives were not in danger.
After hearing Bear and Ed’s words, they understood that it was no piece of cake to survive in the wilderness alone.
Dangers and even death were near them.
At this moment, the contestant who was poisoned by the poisonous snake was finally saved.
Seeing that the contestant was carried into the rescue helicopter, everyone was relieved.
The female host finally switched the screen again.
“Eh, isn’t this our youngest contestant? Look at what he’s doing. His condition seems to be much better than the other contestants.”
The female host focused the screen on Bell.
Bell was still in good condition.
He was not as anxious as ordinary contestants, showed no signs of being poisoned, and was not even dehydrated.
It could be said that Bell had maintained his peak state. His state was not much different from when he had landed, except that his pants were missing a corner.
At this moment, Bell was interacting with the audience in his live-stream.
“It’s getting dark. We have to find a place to stay as soon as possible and light a fire. This is the only way to ensure our safety at night.”
“Look here, there’s a withered tree that was struck by lightning. I think the issue of shelter is settled.”
Looking at where Bell was pointing at, the audience saw a tree that had been cleaved by lightning. One part was leaning against the tree trunk, forming a triangular space.
“It’s decided. We’ll change this into our temporary shelter.”
“It’s time to see what resources we can use.”