I was thinking recently that I'm so lazy and unmotivated sometimes that I don't think I'd have the energy to deal with a survival scenario. It
would be a lot of work. Maybe you'd get use to it or something. I just find that at home I sometimes can sleep in for a long time, like well past
noon often times. I think it's a combination of things. But would it be better in that scenario to just rest, or to get out there and do a ton of
work? Like buying your shelter, finding food, water, building fire, etc etc. Or just resting and not building or doing much? what would you do???
When it comes to survival; idleness is death.
Survival is/will be all about surviving.
Doing nothing, being lazy, is suicide.
Who else is going to feed you?
Who else is going to secure shelter?
Who else is going to locate clean water?
Who else is going to set up a latrine that doesn't risk contaminating your water supply?
Who else is going to gather supplies for a fire to cook?
As you were being honest with this post, so shall I be honest with you.
Laziness is one of the worst of human traits. It leads to many detrimental things in life, and very few animals survive by being lazy besides the
sloth but it is their nature to be slow, not lazy. In all honesty, this shouldn't even be a question. By the wording of your post, you seem young and
childish. I am not assuming you are, nor do I have a care, but it shows to me how far you would get in any type of survival scenario.
To sit by and idly pass time is a waste of life. There are so many things to experience and live for, so many skills to learn and develop. How can any
of these be achieved by being lazy? Now take that answer and use it to your original questions.
In a survival situation, there are 3 immediate things that need addressed: Water, shelter and food, not in any particular order. Depending on your
environment, and locale, a persons life depends on their ability to adapt and overcome obstacles. Do you think being lazy will suffice? Of course not!
You have to build! You have to eat! You have to survive! No one will do it for you!
If your life depended on it, which is the definition of survival, you would not sit around and be lazy. There would be plenty of time to rest, once
you are in the clutches of safety.
For me, it would depend on where I find myself, as I am a moderately healthy middle-aged woman and not afraid of hard work, however, having said that,
I now lead a somewhat stress-free, semi-lazy (semi-retired) lifestyle and that would have to change drastically should I find myself in a survival
So, am I at home with my husband, strong young son and daughter with a supply or food and water? If so, my level of work would be lessened. Even if we
all are forced into the wild, the harder labour of making a lean-to or other type of shelter would fall upon our son and to a lesser extent on my
husband - my daughter and I could gather firewood and tinder, wild edibles, water, soft pine branches and leaves to make a bed. But, to really ensure
our survival we would need to find and join or establish a survival group, hopefully with people with varying skills (doctor, dentist, hunters,
If I find myself isolated and alone, I would gather up wild edibles and water www.wikihow.com... then seek out an
established survival group/tribe, where the various tasks would be allocated to those that are able to perform them. I could take on whatever tasks
the group needs and whatever I am capable of doing, which includes weaving, crocheting, knitting, basket making, knowledge of wild medicinal plants
and how to prepare them - I'm a good cook too.
With certain types of knowledge comes less effort to survive.
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This is why I hope it's a Zombie apocalypse, as long as Zombies can't come out into daylight, then you can sleep as late as you want probably in a
secured building, and still have enough daylight hours to do some foraging or whatever for food and plumbing don't need electricity so IDK why the
other poster said you'd have to build a latrine after all you could still use the hopper. Plumbing is separate from electricity, the pump isn't
needed all you would need is buckets of any liquid not good enough to drink to send the waste down a toilet bowl.(Provided it isn't flammable) Plus
the dirtier you are the more you'll smell like the dead, lol. So showers aren't necessary.
Work or die. That's the only choices. If you think you can sit around and the world will take care of everything else then you are sadly mistaken.
Most likely groups of people will form where each person will be required to have certain skill sets. If you don't have skills that contribute to
the community then be prepared to be excluded from these groups.
A loner in this type world won't make it.
Food has to be rationed in such a way that the harder workers get more food due to the energy spent doing their job while the lesser energy consuming
people get less food. For example someone plowing the fields gets fed more then someone knitting clothing.
If you don't work at all then you don't eat. You get eaten.
While this is a different response from what has already been posted, I take it as a different way to view your question. I'm reading it as a matter
Most humans are monophasic when it comes to sleep, we like to get all of our sleep in one sitting. I feel that in a survival situation it would have
a lot of benefits to become more like animals and develop a polyphasic sleep cycle or take several small naps in a 24 hour cycle. This would
obviously take some time to become acclimated and create certain hardships but I can imagine that it would come with a great many benefits as well.
The thing is, chasing federal reserve notes around all day to survive in this world and what it takes to survive out there are really different
things, mentally and psychologically.
The fact is, in the federal reserve note world, it aggravates us to work our asses of for simple survival without any affirmation of self as a player
in the greenback world. Out there the ideas of food, shelter, weather take on a much more personal meaning that demands that affirmation of self be
reduced to waking up in the morning with out having starved or frozen to death.
The green back world allows for a reality bubble. Sure you can go to the supermarket to buy food......but you have no idea. You get sick and a
structure is provided but out there you don't know the hell a broken bone can cause you.
So true. Matter of fact, it may as well be gospel.
If anyone thinks watching video now or reading about skills without practicing them will save their lives in a survival situation, they are making a
deadly mistake. Practicing skills are the only way to sharpen them, akin to using a sharpening stone to a knife. It takes many strokes and will not
While being lazy has its time and place, safety come first. Getting to safety and assessing the situation at hand will be priority number one. Then
comes the other items attached to maintaining that safety and providing the means to acquire food and water.
So sitting around and doing nothing is asking for trouble. In a large community, the workload is much less as there would be more hands to help
accomplish more work. But don't think that your workload would be any easier than others! Just because there are more people, doesn't mean you can
be more indolent. Everyone must put in their fair share or face the consequence of being outcast from the community. Even being more alone, or in a
smaller group, increases the workload exponentially. The work becomes much harder and more intense. More difficult to achieve larger tasks. So a
good mind would seek out larger groups or maintain a bigger network of individuals.
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