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Old 03-05-2011, 14:20   #16
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Re: How long can you survive on beer alone?

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I witnessed a guy do half of the milk run without consuming a single beer. It was one of the most agonizing feats I'd ever seen.

I don't remember much about the lad, other than he liked to read a lot. Apparently his sense of direction had been impaired by lack of beer consumption, because one day whilst he was ashore we decided to move the boat and he never was able to find it.

In anticipation of his navigational deficiencies, we slipped a plane ticket into his backpack in hopes that he could at least find his way back home.

If man were meant to go beerless, then a pacific crossing would would take 3 hours instead of 3 weeks and there would be no ugly people. But seeing as a crossing takes 3 weeks, and ugly people do indeed exist, BEER is a required part of any cruisers diet and the beerless are to be met with much suspicion.
That my friend is post of the month.

I once knew a guy who only drank *boiled* water. He is in prison now.
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Old 03-05-2011, 14:26   #17
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Re: How long can you survive on beer alone?

Wait.... beer without pretzels?

Yikes.
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... I dont know if this is propaganda but... during the olympics in belgium many years ago an irishman who was very sceptical of the water there took several kegs of guinness with him and ended up winning the marathon [please be true]! ...
The Men’s Marathon Medalists for the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp were:
Gold medal Hannes Kolehmainen Finland
Silver medal Jüri Lossmann Estonia
Bronze medal Valerio Arri Italy

Having won the Allen Cup, the Winnipeg (my birthplace) Falcons went on to win the first ever Olympic Hockey Gold medal in 1920, defeating Sweden in the finals 27-1. They didn’t compete on Guinness.
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Re: How long can you survive on beer alone?

However, we do know that the great Guy Lafleur would smoke and drink beer between periods when he played in the NHL. We know that the cigarettes would have had a negative impact so it only stands to reason the beer is why he could do it!
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The Men’s Marathon Medalists for the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp were:
Gold medal Hannes Kolehmainen Finland
Silver medal Jüri Lossmann Estonia
Bronze medal Valerio Arri Italy
thats a real shame. i was hoping the guinness brewery were on to something. i will investigate the matter. i may be some time.
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Only thing 'Bud's' any good for is 'Drunken Chicken'....
All the cheap canned beers are also very good for "Beer in the rear chicken"!!
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Never trust a man who drinks too much..........or too little.
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All the cheap canned beers are also very good for "Beer in the rear chicken"!!
Thats the 'Drunken Chicken'.... stand a coupla small cans of 'Bud' in the tray.... sit the chickens on them side by side... forcefully... so they don't fall over then roast them... using their own skin fat.
Delish tender chicken... I like to slide some lemon slices under the breast skin as well...
Then open a decent beer for while I wait...
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If you do it with Murphy's or Guiness you'll go healthier a lot longer...
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhmen
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Re: How long can you survive on beer alone?

On Bud? As if Bud were a beer?

Probably as long as one can survive on water only. Couple of weeks, I think.

But if you are smart and fill your tanks with B E E R then I think you could go on for very long - as long as your liver would not refuse to co-op, in fact.

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Re: How long can you survive on beer alone?

What's that old saying from Ben Franklin I think:

Beer is a sign that God loves us!
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If you do it with Murphy's or Guiness you'll go healthier a lot longer...
Just not be very social......

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Re: How long can you survive on beer alone?

Wasnt it the old British Navy in the 1800's that alloted men 1 gal of "weak" beer per day. They got no more to drink until it was gone or so stale it could not be drunk. Their water supply usually went nasty after a week or two and it was a long time until they discovered the adding lime juice thing.
1 Gal per day, no pretzels, plenty of hard tack n weevils
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Re: How long can you survive on beer alone?

seems to me like there's a fair amount of guess work going on here.

purely in the interests of discovery...

im probably just about willing, RELUCTANTLY, to undertake an experiment in order to investigate further and help provide some real answers. Send beers to the following address and I will report as regularly as possible:

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Re: How long can you survive on beer alone?

Being as beer is an essential item on any checklist and is a mainstay on most sailboats, perhaps additional warnings should be placed on labels. Along with the dangers to the unborn and the danger to those who dare to share the road (or water) with you, there are very real dangers in the propulsion of used product overboard. Colregs and inland rules should probably have additional paragraphs on the necessity of being tethered while peeing. Also, visitors should always be advised as to which side they should be on to attempt this balancing act.
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