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OK I'm not talking the extremes you would go to take care of your kids... just you. How far would you go to survive? The strangest thing you would eat, drink etc. Would you steal? Eat an endangered species? Would you hurt an innocent person for your own survival? Resort to canibalism... I mean zombieism?

I've seen some pretty strange things other people refer to as food. Not sure I could keep it down if I tried. I do however think I could eat another person if I had to. Brings new meaning to having a friend for dinner. Lady fingers perhaps? Spotted owls... it's what's for dinner. I'm endangered too so it's all fair. Needless to say Bambi is in deep ****.
I think I could bring myself to theft but not from another person in the same position.
I certainly couldn't hurt someone unless it was I was forced to defend myself or someone else.
This should be really interesting if people are honest with responses.

Note: I read the diary or Mr.s Donner of the ill fated Donner Party. (Late 1800's Sierra NV mountains) They ended up killing and eating the family dog. I love my dog but Mrs. Donner had children and they have priority over everything. Anyway she went on to write "he was a good dog." The image I had in my mind was her licking her fingers as she said "wow he was really a good dog... hey you gonna eat that?" but I don't think that is what she meant.
 

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Calls for speculation. I object. Your Honor......
Overruled. This is a test, this is only a test. Had this been an actual emergency you would be asked to eat a truck stop hotdog. Remember... anything you say can and will be used to laugh at you later.
 

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You will never know what you will do until the time comes.
When you have gone beyond what you have trained for you in uncharted land. Scary place to be.
 
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Looks like I'm gonna die. No way in hell am I doing that.
 

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Well, I can assure everyone that I have no intention of resorting to cannibalism. Do the letters NFW convey the message?

And I am not eating any dogs or horses, either. Never gonna happen. Being human has to stand for something better than that.

If it gets that bad, I am attacking whatever is causing the problem, and if I die doing that, then I will have died an honorable death.

If I kill what I am attacking, I am gonna eat whatever they have to eat, and enjoy every bite, subject to the above.
 

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Yes, but if you are dehydrated, that tiny piss you just took and plan on drinking, is chock full of all the toxins your body desperately is trying to rid itself of. Seems self defeating. As far as the elephant dung, I imagine he got a boatload of parasites with that swig.
 

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I actually expected more responses. I'm seriously concerned about what those who failed to prepare would do. The rest of us at least have some options. Short term perhaps but still better than nothing.
 

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Yeah, I won't be drinking urine or wringing water out of crap, either. What kind of idiot would even consider doing such a thing, I mean, seriously?

And if I ever see any human being eating another dead human being, the line has been drawn there, too. If someone ever crosses it, I hope they enjoyed their last supper.

The whole idea behind prepping and learning survival skills is so you do not have to resort to any of these ridiculous/unsanitary or far-too-extreme/gone-beyond-evil things.
 

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Those that have failed to plan will take anything they can from those that have. They are entitled after all.
This is why we spend so much time on security. We are not a bunch of blood thirsty animals. We hope to avoid the problem by preparing.
By taking care of our security.
Mercy to those in need is not give by the weak and unprepared but by those in a position to give it.
Only those prepared to maintain order will be in any position to help others.
 

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Those that have failed to plan will take anything they can from those that have. They are entitled after all.
This is why we spend so much time on security. We are not a bunch of blood thirsty animals. We hope to avoid the problem by preparing.
By taking care of our security.
Mercy to those in need is not give by the weak and unprepared but by those in a position to give it.
Only those prepared to maintain order will be in any position to help others.
Unfortunately I think you are 100% correct. I pray that I'm not forced to defend myself. I'm not afraid to pull the trigger, just prefer to avoid it if possible.
As for dung wringing, I couldn't care less what someone else wants to eat or drink but I'm not having any part of it. Strange that I could make a sandwich out of my beloved dog. Guess we all have different limits.
 

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I don't see this situation as a problem. In the forested SE, there are tons of fishing locations and no shortage of wild plants, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, and other things to eat. I'm not in a city so there are tons of possibilities even outside my livestock and garden.

Only forced confinement to the house would be a small problem.

Probably should start getting started on that escape tunnel (not.)
 

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Nose Face Skin Chin Mouth I'm bored so here's my baby picture... I'm on the left... that's a politician on the right.
 

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We prepare so we don't have to do the unthinkable. Where I aim to be there are enough
critters to eat, don't need people. To be honest though I'd have to imagine letting my
world end before going across some lines - like that one.

Oh and I have no kids, but the K9s are just as important to me. I hated "One Second
After" for what he wrote about the K9's. I prepare for them just like you would your child.
 

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Unfortunately I think you are 100% correct. I pray that I'm not forced to defend myself. I'm not afraid to pull the trigger, just prefer to avoid it if possible.
As for dung wringing, I couldn't care less what someone else wants to eat or drink but I'm not having any part of it. Strange that I could make a sandwich out of my beloved dog. Guess we all have different limits.
Sadly I speak from what I have seen. Men/women too are capable of great things of acts of mercy beyond belief . But there are far more just the opposite.
Sadly our society has trained more look out for number one to take short term gains over long benefits. Than it has to do what is right. No right no wrong , the end justifies any means needed to get there. Our school system deplores doing right and is only interested in their Political agenda at any cost . The generations they have trained is what you will be dealing with.
If you can't defend it they will take it.
 

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Well put Smitty901

For me,if life was downgraded to a ridiculous point of having to drink urine or wringing out a steamer,eating bug.etc. with no signs of better times coming,I do believe at that point,life is not worth living.It's a good thing i'm a prepper.
 

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To avoid a potential misunderstanding... I wouldn't kill my dog for food however if he died and I was in trouble I wouldn't let him go to waste.
He really is my best friend.
Dog Dog breed Carnivore Herding dog Snout
 
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