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    Aftermath..Question:Could you really survive.

    I know there are probably some on here that have their plans in place to survive a disaster or whatever comes. I am asking you to think and comment on if you could truly survive long term if something happened where Power is gone,and not coming back,food and water would not be assured. What do you think you would do,and from a deeper perspective,could you actually pull it off. I personally would probably die within the first year,being older,and truth be told,I don't have the chops for long term wilderness survival.

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    Re: Aftermath..Question:Could you really survive.

    I live 3 miles from a nuke plant, I'd still have power.
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    Re: Aftermath..Question:Could you really survive.

    Right now? Maybe, but only because I have family in the area that is infinitely more adaptable than I am.
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    Re: Aftermath..Question:Could you really survive.

    No, I probably wouldn't survive. And zombies aside, I'm not sure I'd want to. I've read too much post-apocalyptic fiction. Taliesyn might be able to keep us going for a while, though.

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    Re: Aftermath..Question:Could you really survive.

    I'm not sure. I would propably die in a year.
    I can't say anything because I haven't been ain a situation like that.
    It could be hard but I belive there's a lot of peopple who would survive.

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    Re: Aftermath..Question:Could you really survive.

    Depends. I'm super sensitive to chemicals and stuff so I don't think I'd survive THAT kind of fallout.

    I can survive in wilderness though, easy. Well, not easy I guess, but probably better than most people. I can forage and identify plants (I'm a bit better with ones on the West Coast of Canada but I know enough here to survive. I can build shelter and a fire and know how to protect against dampness. I own a few fur coats for the winter (which, despite what people say, is the only thing that will keep you really warm at -15 Celsius when you're 110 lbs unless you're doing some sort of vigorous sport). I know how to trap animals.

    We're actually in a really good place here. While the big rivers and lakes aren't drinkable, the city is totally surrounded by running water. We have an abundance of plant life and fruit trees planted years back. We have an overpopulation of rabbits and wild boar. I think a lot of European cities are actually ideal, because most were built up before modern life happened and are situated in order to get water, have protection, grow and forage food, near good hunting areas, etc. Despite the modern age most of them still maintain a lot of their advantages. Berlin would even have good access to farmed food without modern stuff. Some of the farmlands around here still use traditional methods, especially around spreewald, where they're all naturally irrigated with canals and such.

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    Re: Aftermath..Question:Could you really survive.

    Yup - I could. But it's more work than I generally like to do.
    Still, it's likely to be better than being dead.
    I think.

    If you want to survive in the wild, I recommend that you come here - every thing you'd want, thousands of acres of trees, wildlife so abundant we have to hire people to keep it under control (everybody around here who drives has bagged at least one deer while bumper hunting).

    The only bad thing is that the soil is crap. And it gets chilly in the winter.

    Other than that, I'll be dining on walleye, venison, and 'coon, while you-all are scrounging for food in cat food cans...
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    Re: Aftermath..Question:Could you really survive.

    lol speak for yourself! I'll be dining on wild boar and rabbit! Maybe even some venison as well.

    plus we have a decent climate and soil for growing veggies, and I know how. and an abundance of berries, tree fruit, nettles (when boiled they taste like spinach), mushrooms and other wild plants.

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    Re: Aftermath..Question:Could you really survive.

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    And it gets chilly in the winter.
    Thank you, Captain Understatement. roflmao

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    Re: Aftermath..Question:Could you really survive.

    We had a power outage here in October for 24 hours,and in some areas it lasted 7 days..It was hard for me even though it was only 24 hours. It does remind one of just how dependent we are on our electricity.
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