We all know that if we run out of food, we'll eventually flop over dead. That's a very simple fact and one that would do us well to remember. Surprisingly however, very few people actually know how long they can survive without food. Some people have survived for weeks and even months without food. The general consensus is 8-21 days without food and minimal water. The more access to clean water we have, the longer our odds.
When food is not readily available, survival becomes difficult, if not outright impossible. In these cases prolonged starvation is both mentally and physically exhausting. Hunger can cause physical discomfort, weakness, irritability, restlessness and mood swings worse than my third wife's.
When food is not plentiful, as is often the case in disaster situations, it becomes vitally important to understand what to do in order to avoid starving to death. Eating the local squirrels comes to mind, but those guys are only something like a measly 500 calories a pound. I don't think I'd enjoy eating 28 pounds of tree rats a week.
I guess we could always start foraging until our makeshift survival farms get to growing. This could be tough depending on the area and time of year. Also, I can't even keep a cactus alive let alone grow a garden that produces 2000 calories a day.
Hunting large game could be another way to aid our diet. This would be a good option for me. Why? Well, let's just say I've been elbow deep in more than a few chest cavities before.
There are problems with an all meat diet though. For one, my cousin Vicky is a wacko vegetarian and God knows she'll be over to mooch off me in and when a food shortage crisis or SHTF situation arises. Two, after a while it's super hard on the liver. I think I've punished mine enough with all that corn whiskey and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
I heard of people surviving off of seaweed before. I don't think they were Asian either! I'd have to hire someone to gather it for us though. I'm scared of sharks, not to mention I can't swim.
Funny yet interesting fact: over the past several months, one of the most frequently searched question terms is: “How Long Can You Survive Without Food”Yep, seriously it really is - I’ve actually took the time and looked it up - over ten thousand monthly searches! Kind of tells you a little something about the state of affairs these days, right?! But I digress…
I'm starting to run out of remedial ideas of how not to starve to death. I guess our best option is to plan ahead. Momma always said, "failure to plan, is planning to fail." I never knew what that meant until I went to Alaska in spring without my "skeeter spray."
Luckily for us there's SurvivalFoodOutlet.com. We can even shop in the nude. When I'm home, I do just about everything in the nude. Except for bacon, don't cook bacon naked.
What should we get and how much? I guess that depends on how long we want to live when they shut the grid off on us.
So three months for me isn't too bad, but I might want to have some friends over when it all goes down. Oh yeah, and cousin Vicky.
We also want a couple survival straws and other water purification systems. I caught that giardia parasite while backcountry camping once, it wasn't fun. I came back without any underwear and all my shirt pockets were ripped off for butt wipe.
So that's that, we'll get all set up with www.SurvivalFoodOutlet.com. They'll take care of everything we need. This way we'll be safe and be prepared. Remember, even a skydiver can make a mistake, once.
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As we all know, water is essential for life, and the human body can only survive without it for a limited amount of time. Depending on the circumstances, on average a person can only live without water for three to seven days.