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P90
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July 10th, 2012 at 3:46:21 PM permalink
This subject has been touched, but as far as I've seen never raised straight out.

Should the world go to hell tomorrow - be it a nuclear war, or a worst-case pandemic, or anything straight out of science or non-science fiction - what do you intend to do?

If you have different plans for different scenarios, mention them separately.
(For instance, my plans for a global war differ depending on who exactly is involved.)
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s2dbaker
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July 10th, 2012 at 5:10:26 PM permalink
I plan on dying. We are all going to die eventually. If it's in a global cataclysm or getting hit by a bus, it really doesn't matter.
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July 10th, 2012 at 5:12:29 PM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

I plan on dying. We are all going to die eventually. If it's in a global cataclysm or getting hit by a bus, it really doesn't matter.



+1 Its TEOTW.
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July 10th, 2012 at 6:15:21 PM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

I plan on dying. We are all going to die eventually. If it's in a global cataclysm or getting hit by a bus, it really doesn't matter.


The question is what you're going to do if a global cataclysm has hit... and you aren't dead yet.

Granted, being dead is that much easier, but most of us would hesitate to go there on purpose.
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July 10th, 2012 at 6:26:48 PM permalink
Quote: P90

The question is what you're going to do if a global cataclysm has hit... and you aren't dead yet.



Whatever society thats left dictates. The movies have
people living off the land, blah blah blah, but most people
aren't capable of that. Most of us would starve to death when
the food runs out. Use one of your 55 hand guns to shoot
yourself.
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RoundMan
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July 10th, 2012 at 6:46:58 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Most of us would starve to death when
the food runs out.



I read that a 350 pound man could live for one year on water alone.
The body will consume the fat to remain alive. BS? I don't know.

If true, it would take me a really long time to starve to death.
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July 10th, 2012 at 7:20:24 PM permalink
Complete annihilation? I hit the woods. It's the only option. While stores may have supplies and should be remembered and maybe investigated, 99% of the survivors will think the same thing. All normal customs are out the window and man must return to wild instinct. If an animal from one pride (family) runs into another with food, there's a fight. Expect the same. A man on his own cannot afford the energy and risk of injury for a few cans of soup.

For me, I need to get south. Winters at my latitude are a death sentence. Assuming I get to the lower states, it's time to set up shop. I'd look for seclusion, somewhere difficult to get. Shelter first, water second, a defendable base and weapons third, food last. Spend the rest of my life avoiding detection and obtaining sustenance. It'd be a hard life, but one of my dreams is to have to do this for a month, maybe. Kind of like "Survivor", only for real.
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July 10th, 2012 at 7:31:29 PM permalink
" Kind of like "Survivor", only for real. " I have always wondered why the camera man would not share his lunch with one of those pretty girls on Survivor But then I heard some of these realities shows are not real. Is that possible.
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July 10th, 2012 at 7:39:53 PM permalink
Quote: Face

It'd be a hard life,.



And a short one. You've seen too many movies.
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July 10th, 2012 at 8:03:36 PM permalink
You should read "Lucifer's Hammer" and "Footfall" By Niven and, I think, Pournelle.

The first is about a comet strike, the second is about an alien invasion which includes an asteroid strike.
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