Poll: Which Survival Skills do you have?
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View poll results: Which Survival Skills do you have?
I can hunt.
102 35%
I can fish.
144 49%
I can do nothing, but I taste good.
80 27%
I can make fires.
179 61%
I can kill.
164 56%
Other
135 46%
Voters: 293.
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#1
Apocalypse is nigh!

It finally happened.

The fabric on which our society is based on has been destroyed. Doesn't matter how it happened. Tsunami, floods, zombies, earthquake, comet, whatever.

All you know is that water isn't running, there's no electricity, and the food in your kitchen won't be edible in a couple of days, and knowing human nature, people will start rioting the streets.

But what about you? What would you do?

Start rioting with them?
Gather your friends and look for supplies?
Hide in your home with your home with your trusty bat and wait until people raid your house so you can hit them, kill them, and eat them?

Also, if it really came down to surviving in the outside world, would you have any useful skills?

Like fishing?
Hunting?
Make fires?
Or would you just be an excellent source of proteins?

Discuss, my pretties.

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#2
I'd probably gang up with some of my friends.


I know some basic skills that would help me. I know how to fish, I can build/start fires, build basic shelters, and a few other things.
#4
I would band together with my closest (and toughest) friends and roam the wasteland.
We will also eat people.
#5
i'd riot and live off of whatever i get. or die trying
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I can make a fire pretty well, but apart from that, I'm fuuuuuuucked.
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#9
My water is still running. I still have power. My gates are locked. I've just finished my mine field. Come and get me you punk ass city pukes.
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#10
i can provide food for people.
i think i'd taste pretty good
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#12
I'd break for it, head deep into the boonies. I hope I'd have time to beat the rioters to some brief looting, but I'd keep it short and get the hell out of dodge.
#13
Clearly, none of you happened to be in Kansas the night Obama got elected. That right there taught me everything I need to know.
#14
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My water is still running. I still have power. My gates are locked. I've just finished my mine field. Come and get me you punk ass city pukes.



I hope you have protection against tunnels. Otherwise I'm digging into your basement.
#15
Me and my brother spent our entire childhood building elaborate traps for each other inspired by home-alone. I became very good at it, my brothers misshapen nose can vouch for this.

So yeah, stronghold making.... Now i just need someone good at killing animals to come chill with me


EDIT: Oh yeah, traps can kill animals too.

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Jellyfish are 97% water or something, so how much are they doing? Just give them another 3% and make them water. It's more useful."
#16
I can fish to a degree, and I bought my dad the Ray Mears Survival Guide, so I'd try and locate that, and learn to make fires and shelter and stuff.

People like Ray Mears and Bear Grylls would probably be leaders of surivival packs, if such an event were to happen.
#17
I would go ransack the gun store/shooting range in town. If the people who work were still there, I would team up with them.

Other than that, fishing isn't hard, and all you need to make fire is to go steal a case of lighters from a gas station or some shit.
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#18
I can do all, and I probably taste ok.

It's likely I will eventually dominate though.
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#19
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I hope you have protection against tunnels. Otherwise I'm digging into your basement.

Just say the secret word and entry is yours Matt. I know you can fish.
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#21
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I can fish to a degree, and I bought my dad the Ray Mears Survival Guide, so I'd try and locate that, and learn to make fires and shelter and stuff.

People like Ray Mears and Bear Grylls would probably be leaders of surivival packs, if such an event were to happen.



I always imagine them living next to each other in a post apocalyptic world. It'd be like some weird sitcom.

Two people with very definitions of edible. For one it means it'll taste alright and give you some energy, for the other it just means it can be swallowed.

I'd watch that show.

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Jellyfish are 97% water or something, so how much are they doing? Just give them another 3% and make them water. It's more useful."
#22
I live in Houston. There's a bunch of gun nuts here. So if there's riots I'm in trouble.

Thankfully I'm one of those gun nuts. Got the .338 (scoped and zeroed to 400 yards), the .45 (for close-mid combat), and the .22 (scoped and zeroed to 100 yards). (the .22 is for zombies, because the .338 moves a bit too fast to cause soft tissue damage. The .22 is slow but causes more tissue damage, assuming I miss the head and hit center mass.)

I can hunt. I can kill. I can make a fire. And I don't think I taste very good, but you'd have to ask my ex's for that opinion. ;P
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#23
I would probably hide in the woods, like I imagined I'd do if I got transported to the middle ages today whilst doing my summer history work.
#24
id form a strong alliance and start my own society! we'd trick people to coming here and attack as soon as they enter then rape and loot them. i'm sure they wouldn't taste too bad
#25
I can fish, but only if I have all the right equipment. I can light a fire as long as I have matches or a lighter. I could build a shelter which would be adequate enough for where I live, seeing as it's mild enough even in the winter. I'd probably be screwed, though.
#26
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id form a strong alliance and start my own society! we'd trick people to coming here and attack as soon as they enter then rape and loot them. i'm sure they wouldn't taste too bad

Sounds kinda like Andale.
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#27
I'd go to my grandparents place because they live in the middle of nowhere and have a huge natural garden.
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#28
I can pretty much do nothing but use my incredible wit!...... yeah, so that's nothing.
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#29
I can do all of the things on the list, but if it's the end of the world, I'm going to chose to do absolutely nothing.

My end of the world plan:

Go down to the corner store, grab a couple cartons of smokes, a few bottles of booze, and some munchies and head back home. Get up on the roof with my ipod and my nice sennheiser headphones, kick back and watch the world burn. Eventually I'd die of starvation, or being killed in a riot or something, but I don't really care. If it's the end of the world, survival doesn't matter to me.
#31
I'm going to get a rifle from the local TA base, commandeer a boat and become a pirate of the channel Yarr!
#32
I can do whatever I want and get away with it, rape, rape, more rape, even more rape.
Bring on the Apocalypse!
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#34
I know CPR and basic first aid if that would be any use

Can't fish, can't hunt, can't really cook...

I could probably defend myself against a bunch of zombies, provided I had a few shotguns and they were slow zombies (Shaun of the Dead) rather than fast ones (28 Days Later).
#35
I know how to fish pretty well, been doing it since I could walk.

I've acquired quite an eye for accuracy with guns as well, so hunting and killing should not be a problem.

I also know how to get resources and avoid bad situations.

Although, when the time comes for these types of situations, preparedness only helps so far. You better have good improvisational skills for survival, and better hope that it's your lucky day.
#36
I can't fish, I'd be able to hunt certain things (nothing which takes skill but in an urban town surrounded by farmland/small villages there isn't going to be many dinosaurs to hunt >_> <_< I can make a fire (well it isn't too hard) and I assume I could kill when it was needed.

Though compared to anyone around here I'm fairly sure I'd be doing much better after the first week than most in this area.

This is assuming this apocalpyse was very slow burning and nothing like world-wide tsunami, of which no skills but "drowning" are really needed.
#37
I would save the world being Batgirl and all.
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#39
Why do people take their friends?
When shit hits the fan people look out for themselves first.
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#40
Get on the roof, get some music playing and watch the world burn.
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