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Post Reply Can you survive a day+ without any Invention of man working!?
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no... No... NOOOOO
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Depends on how you define "invention of man". If it's just technology, then yes I could survive no problem. I was a survivalist back in the day, and those kinds of skills never really leave you. But if I couldn't use something like a spear, or clothing, or fire, or even something simple like a solar evaporative water purification setup (plastic wrap plus bottle = infinite supply of clean water), then no. Definitely not.
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I'd conquer and claim a cave from some bears, and start living with them as their ruler. Then I'd send my army of bears into town, to raid for supplies, wenches and whatever else I'd might need.
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Done it for days at a time before at my old house which used to experience blackouts and powersurges every few years because of dated lines, so I would just wear extra clothing and more blankets and if looters come around I always have my dog and gun. None of that requires electricity to function.
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IF we are just talking about electrical inventions... then yes, I know how to hunt, albeit its been a few years now, and I have gone on trips before where the only electrical device we had was just an emergency GPS. Otherwise it was all live off the land sort of thing. Think the longest trip I had lasted 2 weeks. So food and survival would be taken care of.
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Grab a book and hope to God everything turns back on.
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I could survive but, I wouldn't be walking or using my right hand.
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A knife is an invention of man, and a basic for survival, at least over the longer term. Then again, I honestly can't see how knives could just "stop working' for a day. And if you're just talking about modern inventions like gas and electricity, then the very notion of asking the question is laughable.


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As soon as you pick up a stick to help you walk, does that count as an invention of man? Monkeys are known to use sticks as tools in various ways. Can we only use the stick in the same way a monkey would so that it would count as "Invention of Monkey" and not "Invention of Man"? Clothing is strictly an invention of man so you would have to be naked for a day too. Let's see what else: using fire to cook in a fire pit is an invention of man, sharpening a stone or a stick to use as a weapon is an invention of man, using the stars and sun as a navigation system is an invention of man.

So in that context I would probably choose 110 degrees Fahrenheit, somewhere where it is relatively humid too so I don't lose moisture as quickly from my body and also so that at nighttime the temperature doesn't dramatically drop like it would in the desert. I'd probably pick Florida. Coconuts and oranges, just watch out for gators.
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My coffee maker wouldn't work. I'd die within the hour.
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Easily. Trap and kill food also. I like outdoor survival, and none of that new fangled REI crap either.
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Posted 1/5/14 , edited 1/5/14

mrya21 wrote:

Any invention of man? Personally, no. I'd only survive a few days because it takes a while to starve.


If you didn't freeze to death from lack of clothing first.

edit: and to not sound creepy because of this...The OP did say ANY invention...I believe they meant electronics lol...
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I lived in the mountains of Chechnya with little to no electricity for years, so going without electricity for a while wouldn't be very traumatizing for me. It would be more difficult to get food and water in a country like America where so many people depend on electricity for their everyday lives (which isn't a bad thing, just a bit troubling). But again, I live in Florida now. There's plenty of food and water to go around, if you know how to get it. Seriously, I could take a two minute walk and find a fresh water source large enough to sustain my family for months.
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meygaera wrote:

As soon as you pick up a stick to help you walk, does that count as an invention of man? Monkeys are known to use sticks as tools in various ways. Can we only use the stick in the same way a monkey would so that it would count as "Invention of Monkey" and not "Invention of Man"? Clothing is strictly an invention of man so you would have to be naked for a day too. Let's see what else: using fire to cook in a fire pit is an invention of man, sharpening a stone or a stick to use as a weapon is an invention of man, using the stars and sun as a navigation system is an invention of man.

So in that context I would probably choose 110 degrees Fahrenheit, somewhere where it is relatively humid too so I don't lose moisture as quickly from my body and also so that at nighttime the temperature doesn't dramatically drop like it would in the desert. I'd probably pick Florida. Coconuts and oranges, just watch out for gators.


Just kill the gators! It's like a two week supply of fresh chicken! Then again, you'd probably need an "invention of man" to kill an alligator. I suppose any fruits like oranges or lemons (imported from the Orient and pretty much always modified by humans in some way or another) would count as an "invention of man" as well. But, the scenario is that only electricity stops working, so you'd still be fine.
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Posted 1/6/14 , edited 1/6/14
I used to be a pretty avid outdoorsman despite my looks and feels now.

I can craft things like bows and arrows that actually shoot from scratch, I know knapping techniques for creating arrowheads, I know how to sharpen and maintain knives and axes, I can make stone spears using the arrowhead crafting ways, I can start fires and cook, etc.

But what counts as an invention of man? Do you mean just electronics? If it's the case that only electronics have fried, I think I'll be fine.
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