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You're in the apocalypse and almost out of food.
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You can last up to a few weeks with out food I think. So then I'd go searching for some food and definitely some water. You'd need water to survive.
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I think the whole thing about lasting a few weeks without food is more like, sure you can LIVE for that long, but you won't be able to move or do anything because you'll have no energy. So you'll just lie in a ditch for a few weeks until your body dies. Sounds fun.
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I don't even need food, water, and sleep to function since I am already made out of infinite energy. Also my body is capable of photosynthesis since I have a lot of melanin.
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i noticed that, if i have no food now, that means i would have already eaten everything including the leftover food hahaha

nevertheless~

i shall remove mold and eat it and...

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I taught my self to photosynthesise the other day, so I should be alright
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Bio 101. The mold will fucking kill you. Toss it and hope you find something fresh.
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You haven't seen an animal or abandoned house in days. You've already gone three days without anything to eat, and when you check your bag you notice all the left over food you had has started to mold. Would you eat the last bit of food that has molded, or hope you find some while moving forward and searching?


In the group.. it would come down to rock-paper-sizzers to determine who will be the sacrifice for the group's survival.


Cannibalism.
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FacelessRed wrote:


blackdahlia90 wrote:

You haven't seen an animal or abandoned house in days. You've already gone three days without anything to eat, and when you check your bag you notice all the left over food you had has started to mold. Would you eat the last bit of food that has molded, or hope you find some while moving forward and searching?


I'm having trouble coming to grips with the original terms of your proposal.

I haven't eaten for 3 days, Yet I've had food that I didn't eat for 3 days, and has now gone moldy. This situation seems rather asinine. I either ate all the food, or hadn't eaten in 3 days BECAUSE the food I had was moldy. I would not have put off eating the food to THEN find it moldy.

However assuming I was this incredibly stupid, or more likely subjugated, to have only brought with me perishable goods on a random journey into, instead of previously inhabited and civilized areas, what seems to be a veritable wasteland with little hope of having found food water or animals in the FIRST place. I would indeed just eat the food. The energy levels in the food haven't really gone down, And most mold can be removed fairly well. Of course I'm also assuming, given my presumed choices above, that'd I'd have also been exceedingly wise to have NOT brought medication with me to counter act any kind of food poisoning or infections I may get on my idiot journey through an empty stretch of nothing.


1. I never stated how long you have already been going. This leaves room for you being out of medical supplies and also the possibility of being very low on food. As well, the situation could be merely getting lost in the forest for weeks. Let's face it, people aren't always prepared for every situation.

2. I was leaving the 3 day mark to assume the person was smart enough to be rationing food and eating only when they have the utmost need to.

This can turn into an endless debate of "what if" as is pretty much the question. The point is, no matter how much you rationalize it in real life or in theory, this is the situation your stuck in, which the unexpected happens to people. The question has nothing to do with how prepared you could have been, it's what is presented and you have to take action. That's the idea.
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Hmmm I'd kill my best friend and eat her to survive. but then I'd be lonely so I'd just oust myself. unless she decided hot erotic sex would save our human race.
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blackdahlia90 wrote:


FacelessRed wrote:


blackdahlia90 wrote:

You haven't seen an animal or abandoned house in days. You've already gone three days without anything to eat, and when you check your bag you notice all the left over food you had has started to mold. Would you eat the last bit of food that has molded, or hope you find some while moving forward and searching?


I'm having trouble coming to grips with the original terms of your proposal.

I haven't eaten for 3 days, Yet I've had food that I didn't eat for 3 days, and has now gone moldy. This situation seems rather asinine. I either ate all the food, or hadn't eaten in 3 days BECAUSE the food I had was moldy. I would not have put off eating the food to THEN find it moldy.

However assuming I was this incredibly stupid, or more likely subjugated, to have only brought with me perishable goods on a random journey into, instead of previously inhabited and civilized areas, what seems to be a veritable wasteland with little hope of having found food water or animals in the FIRST place. I would indeed just eat the food. The energy levels in the food haven't really gone down, And most mold can be removed fairly well. Of course I'm also assuming, given my presumed choices above, that'd I'd have also been exceedingly wise to have NOT brought medication with me to counter act any kind of food poisoning or infections I may get on my idiot journey through an empty stretch of nothing.


1. I never stated how long you have already been going. This leaves room for you being out of medical supplies and also the possibility of being very low on food. As well, the situation could be merely getting lost in the forest for weeks. Let's face it, people aren't always prepared for every situation.

2. I was leaving the 3 day mark to assume the person was smart enough to be rationing food and eating only when they have the utmost need to.

This can turn into an endless debate of "what if" as is pretty much the question. The point is, no matter how much you rationalize it in real life or in theory, this is the situation your stuck in, which the unexpected happens to people. The question has nothing to do with how prepared you could have been, it's what is presented and you have to take action. That's the idea.


Yes I get the idea, but I'm not rationalizing. Im using a loop hole in your presented case. But I still went with it and answered, even though it was very vague.
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DRINK MY PISS AND THEN EAT MY POO! SIMPLE!


crazy thing is as long as you dont have any diseaseies you really cant eat your own poo
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FacelessRed Yes I get the idea, but I'm not rationalizing. Im using a loop hole in your presented case. But I still went with it and answered, even though it was very vague.


In a life and death situation, where you have to choose between eating food that has begun to mold or having to go find food that there's no definite chance of finding... there's no loopholes. Just acting on what you think is the best option.

This is a silly debate though. In reality, I just think it's a fun post for people and myself.
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I can also just meditate into hibernation mode until everything is fine. I'll pretty much sleep through the horror.
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Well, hopefully I'll follow what I have told others, which is prepare and stack up on enough bottled water and food and to ration the food carefully to prevent running out so quickly. If I do happen to come to a point some of the food is molding over, I'll remove the molded parts before it spreads all over that item.
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FacelessRed wrote:


blackdahlia90 wrote:

You haven't seen an animal or abandoned house in days. You've already gone three days without anything to eat, and when you check your bag you notice all the left over food you had has started to mold. Would you eat the last bit of food that has molded, or hope you find some while moving forward and searching?


I'm having trouble coming to grips with the original terms of your proposal.

I haven't eaten for 3 days, Yet I've had food that I didn't eat for 3 days, and has now gone moldy. This situation seems rather asinine. I either ate all the food, or hadn't eaten in 3 days BECAUSE the food I had was moldy. I would not have put off eating the food to THEN find it moldy.

However assuming I was this incredibly stupid, or more likely subjugated, to have only brought with me perishable goods on a random journey into, instead of previously inhabited and civilized areas, what seems to be a veritable wasteland with little hope of having found food water or animals in the FIRST place. I would indeed just eat the food. The energy levels in the food haven't really gone down, And most mold can be removed fairly well. Of course I'm also assuming, given my presumed choices above, that'd I'd have also been exceedingly wise to have NOT brought medication with me to counter act any kind of food poisoning or infections I may get on my idiot journey through an empty stretch of nothing.


He never said anything about water. Therefore...

If water is a concern, last thing you want to do is dehydrate yourself with vomit or diarrhea. So don't even consider the moldy food.

On the other hand, regardless of the water situation, grass, most flowers/mushrooms in North America, even tree sapplings will sustain you for at least an extra week. Almost forgot, we've got tons of acorns and pine cones around here. They're not only edible but high in protein and fat.

Same goes for other countries. There are edible food sources all around, unless you're in severe desert like the Sahara, ect.

EDIT: Btw, if you see mold on the outside, doesn't mean it's not on the inside, or invisible to the naked eye. If you see any mold at all, the odds are it's more entrenched than you think. Just didn't want you to be misinformed about the dangers.
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