Originally posted by Danbones
I think it is a good idea to go have fun surviving so that come the day
so things aren't a big surprise.
That's very good advice. Experience is everything.
I did that a few weeks ago. I got my mate to dump me out bush on the 16th March and pick me up on the 22nd. All I ate was rice and nuts, and only one
meal a day. I like to force my body to burn fat by eating a minimum amount of food.
If you have a lot of toxins in your body, you will know about it the first two days. You will experience nausia and headaches as the toxins stored in
the fatty tissue are released into the bloodstream. Unexperienced people used to 3 meals a day will feel like they're dying because they haven't
eaten, and in a group, this could easily make them become mutinous. They won't understand that if they endure it, it will pass, and then they will
start feeling really good instead. If you have seen what happens to the contestants on The Biggest Loser the first week you will know what to
People who have no experience "surviving" tend to worry about food, water and shelter. In that order. Personally, I'd worry about shelter, water and
then food. (Depending on the climate, I may put water first).
ETA: Carry salt and sugar too. Using energy and having none of these in your food can be disasterous. If your body runs low on sugar, you will start
to feel weak in the knees. Have a teaspoon or two and you will be fine in an hour or so.
edit on 6/4/12 by NuclearPaul because: (no reason given)