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The most important skills to develop are making fire and swimming/underwater diving. The best resource you can use is to watch the hours of previous seasons of the show and observe what worked and didn't. Read a full preparation guide here.

The crew members always have a first aid kit standing by to treat minor injuries that may arise with conventional bandages, gauze, alcohol wipes, and liquid bandages. If the injury/illness is considered severe, the contestant will be removed from the game and given treatment.

What constitutes being severe enough to be removed from the game? Here is the rule (according to Jeff Probst): "If you are able to be treated right there either at the challenge or in your camp to the producers satisfaction, you will remain in the game. If the illness/injury warrants us bringing you into Command Central to treat you, if you need to be provided with food in order to be well enough to continue, or you need outside medical attention such as stitches you will be removed from the game in order to receive the attention you need. We will make every effort to ensure that you remain in the game; however we must put your safety and well-being first."

Due to the fact that only a few contestants have left the game for medical reasons, it's probably safe to assume that the Survivor camp life isn't really that physically demanding.

All contestants sign a nine-page contract before being subjected into the competition. These rules are not explicitly revealed on television, and they are to be followed by every Survivor contestant, or face expulsion with possible forfeiture of any prize money, and in some cases, incarceration.

On occasion, Jeff will shout at a contestant who is close to breaking a rule, and tell them not to do something, such as "No choking".

During season 8, Richard Hatch sexually harassed a female contestant during a challenge. Jeff Probst, however, did not notice this, and did not comment on this at the time. The production team didn't interfere with this either. It is unclear what happened to Hatch afterwards.

Yes. Everyone who participates in Survivor receives a consolation prize, as follows:

16th $2,500 15th $3,000 14th $4,000 13th $5,000 12th $6,000 11th $7,000 10th $8,000 9th $9,000 8th $10,000 7th $12,000 6th $15,000 5th $20,000 4th $25,000 3rd $50,000 Runner-Up $100,000

1. Rob Mariano 117 days (Marquesas, All-Stars, Heroes vs Villains, Redemption Island)

2. Parvati Shallow 114 days (Cook Islands, Micronesia, Heroes vs Villains)

3. Amanda Kimmel 108 (China, Micronesia, Heroes vs Villains) Note-Same as James Clement

4. Ozzy Lusth 104 (Cook Islands, Micronesia, South Pacific)

5. Rupert Boneham 104 (Pearl Islands, All-Stars, Heroes vs Villains, Blood vs Water) Note-Sent himself to redemption on the first day of Blood vs Water and did not play any days within the game itself. He had 104 days played before the start of Blood vs Water

6. Colby Donaldson 98 (Australia, All-Stars, Heroes vs Villains) Note- Same as Jerri Manthey

7. Benjamin "Coach" Wade 96 (Tocantins, Heroes vs Villains, South Pacific)

8. Jerri Manthey 89 (Australia, All-Stars, Heroes vs Villains) Note- Same as Colby Donaldson

9. Russel Hantz 88 (Samoa, Heroes vs Villains, Redemption Island)

10. Cerie Fields 85 (Panama, Micronesia, Heroes vs Villains)

11. Tina Wesson 83 (Australia, All-Stars, Blood vs Water)

12. Tyson Apostol 81 (Tocantins, Heroes vs Villains, Blood vs Water)

13. Sandra Diaz-Twine 78 (Pearl Islands, Heroes vs Villains) Note-Only person on this list to have played (and won) twice.

14. Jonathan Penner 78 (Cook Islands, Micronesia, Philippines)

15. James Clement 76 (China, Micronesia, Heroes vs Villains) Note-Same as Amanda Kimmel

16. Stephanie LaGrossa 75 (Palau, Guatemala, Heroes vs Villains)

17. Candace Cody 72 (Cook Islands, Heroes vs Villains, Blood vs Water)

Season 1: Richard Hatch

Season 2: Tina Wesson

Season 3: Ethan Zohn

Season 4: Vecepia Towery

Season 5: Brian Heidik

Season 6: Jenna Morasca

Season 7: Sandra Diaz-Twine

Season 8: Amber Brkich

Season 9: Chris Daugherty

Season 10: Tom Westman

Season 11: Danni Boatwright

Season 12: Aras Baskauskas

Season 13: Yul Kwon

Season 14: Earl Cole

Season 15: Todd Herzog

Season 16: Parvati Shallow

Season 17: Bob Crowley

Season 18: James (JT) Thomas Jr.

Season 19: Natalie White

Season 20: Sandra Diaz-Twine

Season 21: Jud (Fabio) Birza

Season 22: Rob Mariano

Season 23: Sophie Clarke

Season 24: Kim Spradlin

Season 25: Denise Stapley

Season 26: John Cochran

Season 27: Tyson Apostol

Season 28: Tony Vlachos

Season 29: Natalie Anderson

Season 30: Mike Holloway

Season 31: Jeremy Collins

Season 32: Michele Fitzgerald

Season 33: Adam Klein

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