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How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?

 
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
Definitely not many in America.

You will get plunged into mass panic and civil disorders.

A melting pot with dynamites intact with cannibals.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
Within a week without food you won't have the energy left to do anything you fools.

Nobody will make it over 5 days without having to do whats nessesary to survive especially those with children to think about.

Get a grip!
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
Are you kidding? I think there would be problems if the cable was out for a week....
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Yeah, just imagine. No TV, no Internet, no food, no gasoline, no electricity.

Damn! People would become REAL ZOMBIES!!!!
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Especially bad_egg
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
Within a week without food you won't have the energy left to do anything you fools.

Nobody will make it over 5 days without having to do whats nessesary to survive especially those with children to think about.

Get a grip!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46411910


Obviously you have never fasted in your live. I feel good after 5 days on nothing but water.

And as has been said here already, kids can be tougher than you can imagine. IF you raise them right...
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
It's the sick folks who will go first. We have a renter who is 250-300 pounds. We worry about how the hell we would get him out of the place if shtf. He is diabetic. It'll take several people to get him out. That's one of my biggest worries about shtf, seriously.
And, some Family members on meds. Without them, they're probably going to go mad. It'll be like having rabid dogs all around you when the mental folks start going off their meds.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17556791


Diabetics that need insulin will die pretty quickly. And lock up those who can't get their meds. So many people on these psych meds. Now that is scary. People take them like they are candy. I already told a few of my friends jokingly that they will just have to be tied to a tree until they go through withdrawals. They laugh. sort of.LOL
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
It's the sick folks who will go first. We have a renter who is 250-300 pounds. We worry about how the hell we would get him out of the place if shtf. He is diabetic. It'll take several people to get him out. That's one of my biggest worries about shtf, seriously.
And, some Family members on meds. Without them, they're probably going to go mad. It'll be like having rabid dogs all around you when the mental folks start going off their meds.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17556791


Diabetics that need insulin will die pretty quickly. And lock up those who can't get their meds. So many people on these psych meds. Now that is scary. People take them like they are candy. I already told a few of my friends jokingly that they will just have to be tied to a tree until they go through withdrawals. They laugh. sort of.LOL
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This is why it may be necessary to go for several days without food until many have either died off or been killed and some form of order has been created.

Plus, you may have to walk out and leave everything behind. Who can carry a weeks worth of can goods with them? No one...

Knowing how to fast is an asset. Plus, it's good for you.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
People are so sick and addicted now, any change in diet will be VERY painful, not from the lack of food, but from the withdrawal from the chemicals and sugar.

It will feel like they are dying, when in truth it is what they really need to become healthy.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46356676


You are absolutely correct. My Family has been in a bind for the last several months. Because of this, we have been eating mostly veggies from our garden. We've lost a lot of weight, however, I really, really wish I could buy some of the convenience foods and snacks I used to. It's tough, very tough.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17556791


You know, when I buy potato chips I can eat a whole bag and still not feel full. But when I make my own chips I just fill up pretty quickly which really says something about the difference between junk food and real food. And I get my 'junk' food kick with them without the junk food crap in them. Better to make your own snacks. But I know sometimes there is no substitution for chemicals we crave. Keep fighting it and eventually the cravings will go away. If you go back to eating them they might even make you sick.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
It's the sick folks who will go first. We have a renter who is 250-300 pounds.
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Ah so you are a prepper hoarding a food source huh?

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Oh God, I couldn't imagine eating that fat fucker, yuk.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17556791


Have a good friend that's like that...5'7", 240, heart valve, bad knees (duh), and he eats enough for at least 2 twice a day (plus snacks).

He would never make it in a SHTF scenario...and I would never give him access to my preps as he would eat them all...
 Quoting: Molon Labe 2013


I believe there would be a massive die off in the first few weeks leaving extra food for those who survive. We really forget how many people are so sick and being kept artificially alive. Even the detox druggies would go through would kill them.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
Here. I have chickens at home.
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09/06/2013 03:58 PM
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
It depends on whether the person has kids or not. I would not be able to see my children go a week without food before resorting to extreme measures.
 Quoting: dawnie


Kids are tougher than you give them credit. This is your hang-up, not theirs.

If there is a little food, then you give it to the kids. Duh.

What is the alternative? Go out breaking into stores and then they have no dad at all....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46356676


Adults could definitely go without food for the kids. Well, most loving adults could.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
sometimes people get bad gas and are so scared that they think they're having a heart attack, they actually have a heart attack.

it is true, most people are stupid and will think they are going to die after a few days and will start rioting, stealing. No doubt a lot of the gangs will just start eating people after a few days, Just out of pure arrogance and total lack of regard for others.

anyone who would rape a woman would eat you if they were hungry, so that's most of the blacks.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
after three days there is no sensation of hunger or at least that was my experience.

Fasting has a long history and can be very beneficial.
 Quoting: s. d. butler


true,hunger can easily go.i survived for a year on pretty much just loads coffee,which had pint milk a day,and 2 or 3 spoons of pasta. i'd had a stroke 2 years back,lost sense of taste and smell,so food just tastes like cardboard,which is why I live off esspresso's and cigars,things strong enough to taste slightly.strangly,energy shot up,arthritus disappeared.
 Quoting: lupa14714


overeating really does hurt us. glad you are feeling better. coffee has antioxidants in it. milk has protein and pasts is carbs.
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09/06/2013 04:02 PM
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
I went 17 days no problem
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09/06/2013 04:03 PM
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
How many people have never missed more than one meal their whole life?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46356676


I eat 300 calories at noon then have a light dinner. Even maybe a light snack before bed. Even that is a lot of food for me. I have done the one meal a day and have been fine. The stomach shrinks and you can't eat a lot anyway. So you make the food you eat really count. Skipping one meal is easy.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
Yeah, but try explaining that to young kids and babies who really need food. Parents will go into fight/kill mode for them. Try being around a kid screaming and crying from hunger and see what you would do. You would do ANYTHING to stop their pain.
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And these people and their screaming kids will die...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11693290


Maybe and then maybe not.
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Are you kidding? I think there would be problems if the cable was out for a week....
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LOL. Sports fanatics would go postal.
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09/06/2013 04:10 PM
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
I get really cranky if I don't eat though..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1609141


Yeah, lots of people have hypoglycemia. It makes them crazy and angry if they aren't fed at certain intervals.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123


That comes from improper diet. This can be turned around with a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables.

That is no excuse, just another cop-out...

Change your diet. How many are willing to do that?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11693290


I know. Thank goodness I have no health problems and can easily go a day without eating. Plus, I have trained myself to not have to eat a lot. Getting off junk food has really helped. I eat more vegetables now and some fruit since I really don't like too many sweet things.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
Ramen noodles. You can put a weeks worth of calories in a large ziplock bag. That being ramen noodles and they only weight 3 pounds.

Ramen noodles have enough energy and calories in them to sustain you believe it or not.

Buy 25 of them and take out of the package and crush and fill a large ziplock bag with them and then put the pouches in the bag.

Increibily these will sustain you.

A top survival guy worked it out and they even beat MRE"S for calories and cut down on the room needed for them.

Ramen noodles are cheap and light. A months of of food in 3 ziplocks weighing only 12 pounds.

Everybody and anybody can do and carry this. in a bug out bag.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
It's the sick folks who will go first. We have a renter who is 250-300 pounds. We worry about how the hell we would get him out of the place if shtf. He is diabetic. It'll take several people to get him out. That's one of my biggest worries about shtf, seriously.
And, some Family members on meds. Without them, they're probably going to go mad. It'll be like having rabid dogs all around you when the mental folks start going off their meds.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17556791


Diabetics that need insulin will die pretty quickly. And lock up those who can't get their meds. So many people on these psych meds. Now that is scary. People take them like they are candy. I already told a few of my friends jokingly that they will just have to be tied to a tree until they go through withdrawals. They laugh. sort of.LOL
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123


This is why it may be necessary to go for several days without food until many have either died off or been killed and some form of order has been created.

Plus, you may have to walk out and leave everything behind. Who can carry a weeks worth of can goods with them? No one...

Knowing how to fast is an asset. Plus, it's good for you.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11693290


True. BTW, the inner bark of pine trees can be boiled for food. And the pine needles can be boiled for tea. They are very high in vitamin c which we need. Most places have some form of pine trees. As for 'real' food I would try to have some beef jerky on hand. It is light and you can travel with it. And you don't have to eat much of it to survive.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
Ramen noodles. You can put a weeks worth of calories in a large ziplock bag. That being ramen noodles and they only weight 3 pounds.

Ramen noodles have enough energy and calories in them to sustain you believe it or not.

Buy 25 of them and take out of the package and crush and fill a large ziplock bag with them and then put the pouches in the bag.

Increibily these will sustain you.

A top survival guy worked it out and they even beat MRE"S for calories and cut down on the room needed for them.

Ramen noodles are cheap and light. A months of of food in 3 ziplocks weighing only 12 pounds.

Everybody and anybody can do and carry this. in a bug out bag.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
Ramen noodles. You can put a weeks worth of calories in a large ziplock bag. That being ramen noodles and they only weight 3 pounds.

Ramen noodles have enough energy and calories in them to sustain you believe it or not.

Buy 25 of them and take out of the package and crush and fill a large ziplock bag with them and then put the pouches in the bag.

Increibily these will sustain you.

A top survival guy worked it out and they even beat MRE"S for calories and cut down on the room needed for them.

Ramen noodles are cheap and light. A months of of food in 3 ziplocks weighing only 12 pounds.

Everybody and anybody can do and carry this. in a bug out bag.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46411910


So true. And anyone can afford them.
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Here. I have chickens at home.
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And they will come for you with guns and take your chickens...

Don't be so smug.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
I went 17 days no problem
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This could save people's lives by keeping them sane and in control longer.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
As a white kid growing up in a trailer park with a crazy mama, I was hungry more often than not. The longest I ever went without food was four days. I did not kill anyone or steal. Hunger was pretty much a constant my entire life until I moved to California at 24.

The poster that said you really do not feel hungry after the third day is correct. A more precise answer is that once your body becomes accustomed to hunger, it's really not a big deal.

The majority of American's would freak. They probably have never felt true knawing hunger like I felt as A kid. Could I endure it again?

Yes, without a doubt, but unlike my Mom I would rob,steal, and fight to insure my kids did not.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
As a white kid growing up in a trailer park with a crazy mama, I was hungry more often than not. The longest I ever went without food was four days. I did not kill anyone or steal. Hunger was pretty much a constant my entire life until I moved to California at 24.

The poster that said you really do not feel hungry after the third day is correct. A more precise answer is that once your body becomes accustomed to hunger, it's really not a big deal.

The majority of American's would freak. They probably have never felt true knawing hunger like I felt as A kid. Could I endure it again?

Yes, without a doubt, but unlike my Mom I would rob,steal, and fight to insure my kids did not.
 Quoting: girlie45


You may have learned a very valuable lesson from this terrible younger life.

Interesting how we are given what we need to get through life.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
Freaking out, killing people. and breaking into stores after only one week doesn't have anything to do with hunger, it has to do with a lack of moral fiber to behave yourself no matter what. Crime is not caused by economic realities but by immorality’s exposure to opportunity. Most Americans during the great depression didn't freak out, but then again, America use to be referred to a "Christian nation". We were more moral back then.

Thanks to Obama and others like him, the public has been turned away from the whole idea of morality for morality's sake. Obama and Co. have told the sheople masses that they can't do anything on their own but deserve what other people have as a "right".

John Adams responded to a question about what kind of constitution had been given to the American people with this. "The constitution was written for a moral and upright people and is wholly inadequate for the governance of any other." Taking his observance into consideration, you can expect immoral people in places that are already falling apart like Detroit and Chicago to turn into bunch of savage animals. Traditional moral Americans will simply make due with what they have for as long as they can because that is the right thing to do.
 Quoting: Resister


So very true and so very well said. The only thing really missing in the American diet is moral fiber.

The weaker-minded and self-centered individuals will panic and steal in a day or less without access to food.

The stronger-minded, self-aware, and morally strong individual will endure, help others, and work to help himself and those around him find food as well.

Even if starving to death, they die with a kind of dignity that accepts the fate without killing the man next to him because he might have food...or be food.

People handed the necessities do grow to think they are entitled to everything. They will sit around like baby birds with their mouths hanging open saying "feed me, feed me."

I pity anyone in a large city or crowded area, When there are too many rats in the cage...we all know what will happen when the food is taken away. The elderly, the weak and the children will fall by the wayside as the stronger trample them to get any food...then return later to...
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
I get really cranky if I don't eat though..
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Take a nap.
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Sometimes it takes a Snicker.
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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
Ramen noodles. You can put a weeks worth of calories in a large ziplock bag. That being ramen noodles and they only weight 3 pounds.

Ramen noodles have enough energy and calories in them to sustain you believe it or not.

Buy 25 of them and take out of the package and crush and fill a large ziplock bag with them and then put the pouches in the bag.

Increibily these will sustain you.

A top survival guy worked it out and they even beat MRE"S for calories and cut down on the room needed for them.

Ramen noodles are cheap and light. A months of of food in 3 ziplocks weighing only 12 pounds.

Everybody and anybody can do and carry this. in a bug out bag.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46411910


So true. And anyone can afford them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123


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Re: How many people could go a week without food and not freak out and start killing others or breaking into stores?
It's the sick folks who will go first. We have a renter who is 250-300 pounds.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17556791


Ah so you are a prepper hoarding a food source huh?

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Oh God, I couldn't imagine eating that fat fucker, yuk.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17556791


You could render a lot of candles...

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