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Cannibalism

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by spengo, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    If it comes down to it and you have no food and absolutely no way of getting any, would you rather become a cannibal or just die?
     
  2. Dalexander

    Dalexander portland, or New Member

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    I probably would not kill someone just to eat them. Though if they were already dead, sure.
     
  3. rugerdude

    rugerdude Oregon New Member

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    Just DIE
     
  4. pchewn

    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    Sure, if they are dead and eating them would keep me alive.
     
  5. phathom

    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    If it was a choice between starving to death and killing someone so I could eat them as my only options. I would do what I had to do to survive.
    Actually, my dad once said if it came down to that, that you would want to try to rationalize with them and end up eating cuts of flesh off your shoulders and thighs first (while both alive) before killing anyone.
    But if it was a situation like that, they'd probably fight you over eating their shoulders and you'd have to kill them anyway.

    Bottom line, I know that if I get in a situation like that, I will do whatever it takes to survive, regardless of what it is, no matter how nasty, hard to do, or socially looked down on.
     
  6. CJ49er

    CJ49er Lake Oswego Member

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    A little BBQ sauce......tastes like chicken :bluelaugh:
    Trlsmn may have a good recipe

    But in all seriousness, I think one has to do whatever it takes to survive.
     
  7. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Gives Rump Roast a whole new meaining.

    I wonder if they had that one in the Donner Party Cookbook. :D
     
  8. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    Murder? I think not.
    Eat a dead person? I hope not but never underestimate the animal inside. Now I just need a smiley with a fork....
     
  9. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    The other white meat.
     
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  10. phathom

    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    I don't think I'd eat someone who was already dead unless I saw them die and they were fresh. The diseases you can get from rotting meat are not good.
    Why do you think zombies only eat people and not each other? Corpses taste yucky:thumbdown:
     
  11. sdlsaginaw

    sdlsaginaw Oregon Active Member

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    Only his liver, and only if I had some fava beans and a nice chianti... ;)
     
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  12. Code3

    Code3 Portland Member

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    I think that everyone would if they were truly starving. When you get to that point all rational thought goes out the window and you do whatever it takes.
     
  13. cetme

    cetme oregon city Member

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    would someone please pass the ketchup? ;)
     
  14. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    "Long Pig"

    The more closely related an animal is to you, the more diseases you can get by eating it. So fish you can eat raw, while you have to cook pork like crazy, even if it doesn't have trichinosis.

    In the kind of scenario where we can't find anything to eat but each other, the others are most likely not going to be in their prime. I feel a Monty Python sketch coming on...
    YouTube - Monty Python - Lifeboat - Cannibalism - Undertaker

    This sort of thing is unimaginably horrific, and I don't believe that any of us tapping away at our laptops has the slightest inkling of what we would or could do if whatever came to pass.

    I do know that in China during the Great Leap Forward the peasants were reduced to eating the dead. It did not save many lives, just dragged them through a final degradation on their way down to a slow, ugly death.

    This is a first-hand account:
    Amazon.com: Bones of the Master: A Journey to Secret Mongolia (9780553379082): George Crane: Books: Reviews, Prices & more
     
  15. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    uhhh no... i'll just come to one of your guy's house that have all this SHTF stuck and live off you!
     
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    SleepynSeattle Seattle Member

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    Wait...what...you gotta be starving first? Yah...I'm down for long-pig. But I got news for you, I'm not about to wait till I'm starving. If I'm out of options, than I'm gonna take out the competition long before I'm actually starving.
     
  17. pdx lefty

    pdx lefty portland Active Member

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    Looking forward to it! PM me for directions. BTW, how much do you weigh? Are you athletic? Any diseases? How many in your party?

    Just curious!

    Lefty.
     
  18. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Do you really want to live in a world thats come to that? where Society disintegrates to such a level where roving mobs stalk one another for food? I plan to take myself out and not witness it.
    I've thought it out and Its my choice.
    If we go into a depression like existance where we tighten our belts and values and moralty come back as a by-product of those flocking to religion, I'll tough it out , grow what I can, even if theres violence and such as long as theres rule of law.. But if its like a Road Warrior on steroids count me out.
     
  19. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't have to be 'the world'. The Donner Party, the soccer players in the Andes mountains, even the whaling ship Essex, are all incidents of folks being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Keith
     
  20. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Only if they look tasty.