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Old 10-07-2008, 06:27 AM
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http://www.oism.org/nwss/s73p912.htm

or rather,a book about it .

Notice the smiling happy survivors in their shelters
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:15 PM
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Surely they are happy because, although they will die in some obscene way, they have read in the book that it will not be the end of human life on earth.

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It might not be the end but some rare native populations have a much better chance to survive. We could well end up with a world where Pigmies, Inuits, Siberian tribes and Amzonian natives... would become the dominant civilisations. An improvement of some sort may be .
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I'd agree with that. Even today there are groups of Australian Aborigines who are the only people who do (or even can) live for extended periods deep in the desert. It is almost magical they way they disappear into the wilderness on "walkabout" for weeks or months at a time with just what they can carry on their backs. Even quite experienced white folk would die within a week with the same gear.
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I beg to argue the point!

With the knowlege and the basic tools of survival anyone can survive. It is the will that is key.

Give me a means of fire, an edge and for comfort a means of storing water and I think I would manage fine. Toss in a cooking impliment and hey a blanket or tart and life is large.

It is mindset or so I beleive. And the thing is so many people today rely to much on technology and all it has, to turn it off is a real mind warp.

I fully admit my two foibles are coffee and the internet. Take either of those two and I have issues, and beer too okay but no, I can go a few days without beer.
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You are right, it simply that some natives will have better skills and knowledges in that case. Moreover, they might not have to suffer that much from direct hits.

In modern societies, few people do and even those who do often rely on some technology. Moreover, you'll have riots and the true survivors might become targets to marauders.
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With the knowlege and the basic tools of survival anyone can survive. It is the will that is key.
I agree but only up to a point. I've had Army infantry training in Australia and I've been travelling into the Australian outback since I was a child so I'd do allright if I was lost in the bush therefore I agree that training and mindset will help alot. But I have to tell you, vast stretches of the Australian continent contain very, very harsh conditions. I know you have some very gnarly deserts in the USA so you know what I mean but where you have nasty patches or even nasty States, the majority of our continent is arid, semi arid or utterly desolate. All the will in the world will not help you if you are lost in, say, the Great Sandy Desert on foot. Chances are that unless you have been mentored by Australian Aborigines from that area or are an Indigenous Australian yourself, you will die. Australia's desert dwelling Aboriginal tribes have been living in those environments continuously for 40,000 years. Believe me when I say that their survival abilities in the desert are nigh on miraculous.
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Toss in a cooking impliment and hey a blanket or tart and life is large.
If I take the term "tart" as something deviant, and unscrupulous as opposed to being short for "tartan," I could have all of those things rolled up into one nice tight little hottie of a package.

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