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Old 08-04-2015, 09:46   #181
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I believe him.

When life has been reduced to just you versus the planet earth only one of two things happen. You survive or you don't.
All the rest is chatter. Broken bones, sunburn, weight loss, hair length, experience, money spent, classes taken, equipment condition, blah blah blah. Means nothing.

Water, shelter, food. In that order. Your existence simplified to basic instinct.

Some survive, some don't. I'd say he met the challenge.




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I want to, I believe with the food and water normally on a liveaboard boat along with what you can catch, it's certainly possible.
One thing I remember from one of my Survival classes is don't stand when you can sit and don't sit when you can lie down. Basically a person that knows how to be lazy, is a little over weight, with minimum food and some water can survive a very long time in temperate weather conditions
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:47   #182
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That's Me! Fat and lazy!
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I don't think it that odd that he looks okay. I've done so high altitude mountaineering. I have found that when surviving in the mountains (yes, much of the time when mountaineering you are in survival mode), the first 10 or 15 days really suck and really hurt. After you're body adjusts to the altitude, your mind adjusts to the hard ship etc, things start to get easier. There's a point where it becomes less about survival and more about enjoying the sport.

My guess would be its possible this guy fought through the hard part and developed a relatively comfortable routine. Although his survival might have been very frustrating he may have figured out a rhythm and a routine that agreed with his body and mind.

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Basically a person that knows how to be lazy, is a little over weight, with minimum food and some water can survive a very long time in temperate weather conditions
Now I have an excuse when my wife gives me crap for being both of these........"but hun I'm just preparing for survival should the need ever arise".....ya that'll work
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If you are ever lost in the woods, stick with the fat guy, he will find food! If he doesn't you can always kill him and eat him, he will be nicely marbled.
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If you are ever lost in the woods, stick with the fat guy, he will find food! If he doesn't you can always kill him and eat him, he will be nicely marbled.
That and what I find most important is if you come across a bear you don't have to out run the bear you just have to out run the fat friend
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If you are ever lost in the woods, stick with the fat guy, he will find food! If he doesn't you can always kill him and eat him, he will be nicely marbled.

Or he will wear down the skinny guy and eat him

Any Military always loves the skinny, almost professional athlete / runner. You know the guy that always finishes the Company runs at the head of the pack, smiling.
Well, the Brits learned something very interesting during the Falkland islands campaign. You see apparently during that little field exercise they had to walk long distances, in cold weather and carrying heavy loads, something they had not done in a very long time. Guess what? Almost without exception the guys that did best doing that were not the semi pro athlete runners, it was the fat guys that almost always finished in the back of the pack in the Company runs, the ones who had to "gut" out ever run, but made it.
Several theories came from this, maybe the fat guy was simply tougher mentally and could dig deep and gut out the hard things as he was used to it., maybe his load was easier for him to carry as it was lighter as a percentage to his body weight?
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If you are ever lost in the woods, stick with the fat guy, he will find food! If he doesn't you can always kill him and eat him, he will be nicely marbled.
You a descendant of the Donners?
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Re: CF Member Rescued After Being Lost at Sea For 66 Days-Merged

So if I'm going to sea to fish I should put on 110 lbs before I go. Will beer weight do?
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Basically a person that knows how to be lazy, is a little over weight, with minimum food and some water can survive a very long time in temperate weather conditions
Good to know, a64. I am supremely qualified. Maybe I wont add those dirty clothes (for fishing) to my abandon ship bag. I'm probably too lazy to fish anyway.....
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Will beer weight do?
I sure as hell hope so
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Will beer weight do?
There are 24 bottles of beer in a case.
There are 24 hours in a day.
Coincidence? I don't think so....
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A monumental rain event might put 1" of water into the bottom of a 3-gallon bucket. That translates into less than a pint of water.

So many aspects of this story are either

- reported incorrectly
- not reported at all
- fabricated by someone
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I admire Louis very much. He followed his dream and was extremely resourceful and tough to survive an unfortunate ordeal. He is an inspiration to me as I look forward to my own boating adventures some day.

I'm glad we live in a country where we have this kind of freedom.
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I admire Louis very much. He followed his dream and was extremely resourceful and tough to survive an unfortunate ordeal. He is an inspiration to me as I look forward to my own boating adventures some day.

I'm glad we live in a country where we have this kind of freedom.
Not to mention, a Coast Guard with a whole bunch of Jayhawk helicopters, flown by extremely brave and superbly trained rescue crews...
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