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You're in the apocalypse and almost out of food.
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Oh jeez, I thought you were going to ask which family member I'd eat, or which body part of mine I'd eat.
I'd eat it, of course. At least it's something.
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Posted 1/23/13

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.


Perfect logic. What I was about to say lol.

If that sort of ridicule does happen, I would let myself die out of stupidity for leaving a civilized area where I could have better survival chance and for letting my food rot rather than consuming them first.
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My family and friends agreed years ago not to get stuck w/ me in a survival situation, they know they'd be fair. Survival of the fittest.
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I got three nephews.. if you don't eat fast enough around them, you don't eat. Pigs..
Posted 4/22/13
You eat your fingers.
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Posted 4/22/13
I would begin to search for some type of water. The human cannot survive without water for two days. :/
I would gradually start to pick at the moldy food if the search goes no where. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to come across a group like in The Walking Dead or find a town and do some work like in Fallout. God knows.
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Posted 4/22/13
I'd have started eating bugs and vegetation long before I'd have to worry about eating moldy food.


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Posted 4/22/13 , edited 4/22/13
The Law of Three is Key: 3 seconds 3 minutes, 3 hours, 3 days 3 weeks.

3 Seconds: Don't go blindly into a situation. When possible take a few seconds or minutes to make a decision. Haste does indeed make waste and will kill you in a survival situation.

3 Minutes: The average amount of time you can go with out air. 5 minutes and up hypoxia begins to set in.

3 hours: The amount of time you have in before exposure can be lethal. There is a formula to follow based on ambient conditions and wind speed but 3 hours is a good rule of thump. Remember heat can be just as deadly as cold and shelter is key in both.

3 days: The amount of time before severe dehydration sets in climate can make a difference.

3 weeks: How long you have without food.

Note Figures are averages intended as a mnemonic device not as a ironclad rule.

So to answer the OP. No I would not eat the food. 3 days into a 3 week window is not enough to risk food poisoning. A better option would be to use the food a bait and set a trap to catch an animal. Such as a snare or figure four dead-fall. Better use it to catch fresh food than waste it.

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Posted 4/22/13

BearSol wrote:


diodrin wrote:


BearSol wrote:


diodrin wrote:

Bio 101. The mold will fucking kill you. Toss it and hope you find something fresh.


Some molds cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems. And a few molds, in the right conditions, produce mycotoxins, poisonous substances that can make you sick.

Guess they don't teach that in Bio 101.


Um I'm confused. So you're agreeing with me? Or are you supporting my claim that mold is bad...but saying that I'm stupid at the same time?


No, you're not stupid. Mold can be very dangerous. I was just saying that it's not so black and white... there are green molds, brown molds, red molds... sorry couldn't help myself.

But yeah, mold bad, though few are fatal, was my point.


Some mold good, penecillin and it's derivatives. Blue cheese.....Yeah that's all I got now.
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Posted 4/22/13
Time for the human hunt to begin. ALthough depending on the apocalypse scenario I could eat plants and stuff
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Well since you expected to get more food within three days and didn't but kept saving that extra (even though you could have eaten it normally and replenish it at the next place), you eat the moldy ass food. Probably shouldn't use perishables as emergency food, baka. :3
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aeb0717 wrote:

I'd have started eating bugs and vegetation long before I'd have to worry about eating moldy food.




Ah, willing to do do anything to survive, even eat bugs. SEXY >.>
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Posted 4/22/13
id make my own fishing pole (god knows how, i'm a retard haha) and try catch some fish?
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Posted 4/22/13
watch man vs wild lol
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