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Do you ever think about Paleo doomsday scenarios?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 11, 2012 at 8:50 PM

So...is anyone here into hypothetical thinking about doomsday / armageddon scenarios? This is admittedly not the most helpful hack, but bear with me (or vote to close!).

Survivalism
How good are you at surviving without electricity? Catching your own food? Fighting zombies?

The hidden danger of weight loss?
Imagine that you spent the last year losing a ton of weight. Like 50 pounds, or even more, which isn't a stretch for some people on here. If there was a famine (unlikely) or the food or water supply was made toxic/tainted/whatever (a little more likely?) or there was a nuclear winter (ack!) then you would for once in your life potentially benefit from some extra fat as energy stores. What a bummer.

Emergency food storage
Some people have emergency stores of dried and well-preserved foods. Anyone here do that, and if so, how "paleo" is the food? I always thought it was kooky to have large stores of food in your basement in case of mega-emergency, but it's not that illogical now that I think about it. After all, much/most of my food is refrigerated and frozen, and wouldn't last more than a week. As to the chances of a doomsday scenario...I guess it depends on how risk averse you are.

Well, that's all the kooky angles I can think of at the moment. Has anyone else thought about these things, even just to pass the time before 5pm?

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on July 11, 2012
at 11:31 PM

Ancient times! We've made it so far, baby!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on July 11, 2012
at 11:26 PM

Oooh boy, I just searched for "survival" on here, and the question has quite a lineage, tracing back to the ancient (~2 yr) origins of paleohacks!

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on July 11, 2012
at 10:45 PM

Kamal, were you on vacation during my posts? Prepping the bunker? :)

81348acb7b886e2b32ca915d250268f3

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on July 11, 2012
at 10:21 PM

Haha your post is getting so many votes, NICE!

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on July 11, 2012
at 09:51 PM

LOL, I address this in this question: http://paleohacks.com/questions/115801/in-the-case-of-zombie-apocalypse-would-you-turn-cannibal#axzz20Lmhc730

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on July 11, 2012
at 09:19 PM

Did you see the article in the recent Outside Magazine about preppers? Crazy stuff.

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Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on July 11, 2012
at 08:59 PM

I'm really good at fighting zombies. You have to think like a zombie to fight teh zombies and I can think like a zombie.

But you have to practice. Someone says brains. You say

  1. Eww
  2. Yum!
  3. Aaaaaarrrrgggg (yum yum)

WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE? o_o

But I most likely would be dead due to lack of body fat or survival skills. Unless I stole someone's food. But I'm too nice to do that. So I would be dead.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on July 11, 2012
at 09:51 PM

LOL, I address this in this question: http://paleohacks.com/questions/115801/in-the-case-of-zombie-apocalypse-would-you-turn-cannibal#axzz20Lmhc730

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on July 11, 2012
at 10:28 PM

Learning to hunt has been on my to-do list for quite some time now, and I think that would be an essential skill to have in an apocalypse, none less than a zombie outbreak. Not that I lose sleep over this, but it has often occurred to me that we humans are far too reliant on the lights coming on when you flick a switch, drinking water gushing out of a tap when you turn it and slices of animals being stocked on shelves in shops.

I see survival skills in the same light as knowing first aid and CPR, kinda nice to know you can do something if you really have to.

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on July 11, 2012
at 10:17 PM

In a world gone mad, in a universe where nothing is as it was, one man dared to ask the only question that mattered: When the day of reckoning is upon you, where will you go to ask total strangers to diagnose your dissatisfaction with the quality of your poop?

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26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on July 11, 2012
at 08:54 PM

I obviously do, since I asked this question, found here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/131562/paleo-bomb-shelter/131622#131622

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on July 11, 2012
at 11:26 PM

Oooh boy, I just searched for "survival" on here, and the question has quite a lineage, tracing back to the ancient (~2 yr) origins of paleohacks!

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on July 11, 2012
at 11:31 PM

Ancient times! We've made it so far, baby!

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C0237fd9e277fcef496d538beda1f35b

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on July 12, 2012
at 01:45 AM

I know we have enough squirrels and rabbits running around in our yard and the woods behind us to feed us for several years (joking on the quantity, but sometimes it feels like it).

We have several of those "humane" traps...keeps them alive long enough for me to cook em!

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on July 11, 2012
at 11:57 PM

Love this post! Actually, I think we are better prepared for such a sceanrio. Adventurous in food, we should be better able to handle a doomsday scenario while everyone else is looking through the local stores to find food...we will be ready to take to the woods and make the most of it.

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