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Remember, you don't need a lot of food to survive on a daily basis. Or water for that matter. I once fasted for 18 days on water, and was plenty tired, but felt AOK. So stock up, but ration and you'll probably feel better that usual
-- Dad (email@example.com), January 12, 1999
Well Dad, I would die in a couple days if I fasted on water..How about some disclaimers, like diabetes, thyroid, hypoglysimic, etc. I don't have the luxury of a private physician at my disposal.
-- lowsugar (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 12, 1999.
remember that hard physical labor in a cold winter environment can lead one to burn as much as three or four thousand calories per day, so if you're actually planning on *doing* anything about your own survival after 01/01/00 you need to:
a. start getting in shape NOW
b. realize that you will generally end up eating *more* than you are now, once you actually have to do many things manually that are currently done by techonological means.
-- Arlin H. Adams (email@example.com), January 13, 1999.
Any one who has winter camped should understand a 3000 cal a day diet you lose weight on.
-- Chuck, night driver (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 1999.
Well if drinking water is a concern then stock what you can and go to this site http://www.atkinsid.com/bottle.htm - It is always nice to have a backup plan for water - Oh- mention my name "Duane" and receive a 5% discount for being a Y2Ker.
Good luck in your preparing for the unknown!
-- Duane (Duane email@example.com), January 13, 1999.
all good points... I think it all boils down to individual situations.. if you are going to do a lot of heavy work you are going to need extra calories... if you have medical problems that require a certain amount of food you better plan on that... if you can just sit around and live off your stash then dad's idea is very sound...
remember to have bleach.. the plain kind.. a few drops of bleach and some kind of filter (coffee filters, old clothing) will make almost any water drinkable...
a little off subject... but make sure you have a good sleeping bag rated to at least 0 degrees... this could save your life in many different situations regardless of y2k
-- michael (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 1999.