This is a very minor survival story. I didn’t know that the small thing in the packet called chewing gum can ease hunger and thirst. This is based on my own experience when we were stranded by the great flood of 2009. We were inside our car that was parked in a high area for more than 24 hours and all we had was 2 small bottles of water, a pack of crackers and chewing gum. When all was gone, it was the chewing gum that eased our thirst and hunger. For more than 12 hours, I was chewing the same gum and I was even tempted many times to swallow it although I fought that urge. In a survival situation, I would consider that small packet of gum as a big resource.