Thank you for your input. There is feedback from others who have been in the area who would disagree with you. According to National Geographic, FARC stated in 2013 that they will no longer hold civilians hostage for ransom after the killing of Swedish backpacker Jan Philip Braunisch. Prior to the 2013 incident, the media has not publicized any kidnappings of travelers in the Darien Gap in thirteen years, since Robert Young Pelton from National Geographic was held for a week by FARC. But I can see that the fear campaign continues... In the first 8 months of 2015, the New York Times cited the following murder rates in the US: Milwaukee-104, St. Louis-136, Baltimore-215, Washington DC-105, New Orleans-120, Chicago-294, Kansas City-54, Dallas-83, New York-208, Philadelphia-171. Again, that's just in 8 months. Number of murders in the Darien Gap in the same time frame? ZERO. Is the Darien Gap dangerous? You betcha. Is there an ongoing campaign by the media and the U.S. government to keep people out of the Gap for political reasons? You betcha. With 1490 murders in 8 months in only a handful of US cities... I think I am considerably safer in the Darien Gap. So, to close, in reference to your opening statement, The Darien Gap is far... Very far from being "absolutely the most dangerous place in the world".Im just going to say it. It is absolutly the most dangerous place in the world. The likelyhood of crawling a group of vehicles through that jungle without being kidnapped for ransom, killed for your supplies or just left without any supplies is zero. The guerrillas (from many different sects.) drug smugglers, and just plain murderous kidnappers own that jungle. They don't understand anyone who enters and attempts to cross the jungle "just for the conquest". They view anyone who crosses their path as a threat to their survival. I wouldn't cross that bug infested crap hole in an armored humvee full of ar15's. But, good luck with your adventure!