Ok. The reason I am posting this thread is simple. In the West in the U.S. we are used to fast food and shoveling pounds of food in our mouth every
day and cry tears of pain and shout "I'm starving!" to the person next to us and rush off to the nearest McDonalds for a quick fix of greese. Do
you ever really stop and think what "Starvation" really is? Or how it really feels? My guess is, with a U.S. average obesity rate of almost 30%...
you have not.
I had the lovely experience of going through "The Crucible" in U.S. Marine Corps
and experiencing what it was like having 1
meal a day...almost no water breaks...over 50 miles of forced marches...yeah with 40lbs of gear on too...Even now I know I truely wasnt "Starving."
I feel embarassed when in my fast paced life I find my self saying this once in a while.
"For 54 straight hours, recruits’ endurance, teamwork and skills will be pushed to the limit. Through perseverance and courage, they will finish as
platoons and earn the title Marine. "
During The Crucible, recruits face:
• Obstacles that must be negotiated as a team
• Day and nighttime marches
• Night infiltration movement
• Combat resupply and casualty evacuation scenarios
• Combat field firing as a team
• Minimal food and sleep, simulating combat
• Leadership tests
• Core values training
My next point is this. The statistics are clear...library.thinkquest.org...
"The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under-fed one-third is starving- Since you've entered
this site at least 200 people have died of starvation. Over 4 million will die this year."
I know I am well fed...and there are several points to this thread. The main one is to open up your eyes to the real world. Not some 'Worse Case
Situation'...not bashing anyone! Just food for thought. If you are serious about "Survival" and are all talk about "survival gear" and food,
water, shelter, medical, communications, you had better be ready for the most important survival tool you'll need.
To keep your head on straight! Do you really have the mental toughness to survive when TSHTF...and your running around from riots...dragging your
family around on low food and lacking energy...trust me...you will feel like shi7! Once you start talking all down about life and crying and
suffering and your stomach is eating itself....you lost...so think about it.
Knowing this can save your life if you can rationalise how your feeling physically and mentally...because we have some tough times coming dont sell
Here is the most comprehensive and controlled experiement covering some of the most detailed aspects of starvation. This is the meat and potatoes of
this thread so read it all so you can understand the real implications of what "IM STARVING" really means.
God Speed my friends.