Jaeger Questline

Escape From Tarkov “The Survivalist Path – Zhivchik” Quest Guide

The Survivalist Path – Zhivchik is a quest in Escape From Tarkov, given by Jaeger.

Escape From Tarkov The Survivalist Path – Zhivchik Quest Details

The Survivalist Path – Zhivchik Quest Image

The Survivalist Path – Zhivchik Quest Dialogue

Hello there, warrior! My hunt went as planned. You know, the water you prepared for me did really come in handy. By the way, how good are you at handling dehydration? Show me how long PMCs can stay without water.


  • Survive for 5 minutes while suffering from complete dehydration
    • Survive and extract from the location


  • 30,000 Roubles
  • +5,700 XP
  • 2x Aquamari water bottle with filter
  • 2x Water filter
  • +0.02 reputation with Jaeger

Rewards Dialogue

No way you can survive for so long! Impressive. Here you go, drink this, regain your strength.


This quest requires you to dehydrate your body, which can be achieved naturally or forcefully. Other requirements such as map or location are scant, making you eligible to complete this quest on any map. The first thing to do while you’re on this quest is to learn how to exhaust yourself forcefully. The pursuit is tied solely to your PMCs’ hydration levels, so the energy does not count. So, how to dehydrate yourself in Escape From Tarkov?

Well, there are multiple things you can do. That is eating foods that would drain your hydration level from 100 to 0, and usually, those are the best ways to skip the whole natural dehydration process. You can achieve that with the following items:

  1. A Jar of DevilDog Mayo (-99 hydration)
  2. Can of condensed milk (-65 hydration)
  3. A pack of sugar (-45 hydration)

The Jar of DevilDog mayo is the most effective item since it instantly depletes you to 0. Hence, that would be the best item to bring into the raid if you’re doing this quest. Then, grab yourself a water bottle when you reach the 5-minute mark. Keep in mind that critical hydration levels will also drain your health on each of your body parts. That means you will be slowly dying, and you would need to sustain that with meds. Bring a couple of them, like 2 Salewas or 4 Car Aid Kits.

The best option would be to pair it with the Propital injection, which lasts for 240 seconds. It also acts as a painkiller so that you won’t have vision difficulties or tremors during its duration. You could also delay using the Propital stem for 1 minute, so you align it perfectly with the 5-min mark. I mean, anything would work, honestly. Just don’t forget to bring extra drinks to your raid so you can get your hydration levels back to normal once the quest is done. Good luck!

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