Survival in Desert

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Bushman, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. erwin643

    erwin643
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    Uh... I don't know where to begin. This is a serious cognitive issue. This is not a joke, deserving of uploaded funny pictures.

    Speaking as a collapse theorist and professional survivalist, why would you want to relocate to Vegas? All I can think of is quoting Nicole Foss (haven't seen interviews of her in a few years. Heard she relocated to New Zealand) of The Automatic Earth blog, when asked about Vegas: "Get out while you still can. Las Vegas has no future."

    What part of the declining water table in Lake Mead do you not understand? A few years ago they had to re-dig the aquifer to Vegas because the old one is now above the water level. Overpopulation, resource depletion (mainly water) and climate change are putting all the major cities in the Southwest on borrowed time. Why do you think people from all over the U.S. (especially the SW) are converging on the Portland/Vancouver area? We actually have this thing called water, and a mild climate (for now).

    Yes, I drove through California recently and saw all the reservoir's filled to the brim from these recent rains, but the whole state is living on borrowed time, at least with regards to its food production.

    If you're talking survival and thinking Las Vegas,... I don't know what to tell you. Kind of dumb.
     
  2. Certaindeaf

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    I think the first thing about surviving in the desert is to not have a defeatists attitude.
     
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  3. Tacticool22

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    It's a different skill set, but there is plenty of food in the Desert. It all depends on WHAT Desert you are in.
    #1 - ALWAYS have water and know where more is.
    Food - it's all over the place
     
  4. wired

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    If you are in a real survival situation in the desert you better have brought your own beverage otherwise you are screwed . There is the occasional cactus to suck on but if it is a REAL emergency there are 50K other people trying to suck off the same cactus. Stone your heart and do what needs to be done.
     
  5. jbett98

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    I've read a lot of stories involving people lost in the Sahara Desert and dying of thirst sounds like one of the worst ways to die.
     
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  6. erwin643

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    Yeah myself, I think the first thing about surviving in the desert is to not go there voluntarily to live, in the first place.
     
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  7. Bushman

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    Gee thanks, moist camel turds. Northwest Firearms does it again...:p:rolleyes:
     
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  8. Bushman

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    Dude you have no clue what you are talking about. You didn't even present a single piece of data, just your uneducated opinion. The lake has been that low and lower 3 other times in the past 80+ years. It's called a cycle. Get a clue before resorting to name calling. Educate yourself with some facts.:rolleyes:

    https://d32ogoqmya1dw8.cloudfront.net/images/eyesinthesky2/week2/lake_mead_water_levels_500.png
     
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