MMmmmmmm computer programmer..... good marbling....
A lot of survival is keeping your wits about you. But....
Any survival situation where being able to run a distance and maintain speed or be able to walk long distances to change location are not really in
the same category of survivalism. A lot of examples fall more in line of preparedness. When most folks speak of survival it usually does entail some
cataclysmic event. Though more likely then not it will be you stuck in the snow with your car or out of gas somewhere. That again will fall in line
I'll give you falling down in a well and being lost for days though. Better have some fat on there.
Nuclear holocaust is going to be survival of the lucky (or not, depending on fall out)
Almost all survival situations excluding being lost in a life raft, stranded in the wilderness, or nuclear holocuast, are going to be matters of
health and quick thinking.
Stranded on a life raft waiting for rescue? that weight is gonna help. Not a whole lot of thought needed other then conserve water and energy.
Lost in the wilderness waiting for rescue? that weight is gonna help but again..
Lost in the wilderness and being chased by pygmies because they want to eat the fat guy? You better be able to run your ass off
Lost in the woods having to trap, catch, stalk, chase your own food? Better be ready to walk long distances to check your snares, run after wounded
game, or run from dangerous game.
Civilization has collapsed and you are running from Zombies, Vampires, Radio-active boogeymen? Better run run run!
NWO take over and your getting chased by Storm Troopers? Better move those feet.
Civil unrest on a massive scale? You better be able to run or have someplace nice to hunker.
So some situations it may help alittle to be fat, I think the best answer is to be in good shape, have a healthy + bodyweight with some extra
insurance, and be able to run your ass off. Being prepared mentally and not being healthy enough to execute and you are screwed. Being prepared
physically but being as dumb as a stick, screwed again!
"War is running. When a man no longer wants to run or can run no longer, he must prepare himself for death"
[edit on 7-1-2008 by Tinhatman]