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Survival of the fittest?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DBagnall, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. DBagnall

    DBagnall SALEM Member

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    I was perusing a firearms forum on my phone here and I came across this picture, I was both amused and horrified at the same time....

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  2. The Duck

    The Duck Oregon Active Member

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    At least his finger is off the trigger, give the guy that much?
     
  3. Sagaba

    Sagaba Federal Way, WA Active Member

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    I always crack up when I see the 350+ lbs guys on youtube with their AK's and tacticool vests. They'll be the first ones dead in a firefight cause a pinned down/non-moving target is a dead target. They can't run 5 miles with a 60lbs rucksack to save their lives.
     
  4. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    It's not the 60lbs rocksack that's the problem for them. It's the pair of 60lbs thighs and 100lbs buttocks.
     
  5. redmud

    redmud Colombia river Active Member

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    I bet he had one eye squinted that's why he didn't see the round in the chamber. It only takes 3 to 5 seconds to drop the mag and clear the chamber
     
  6. Coffindodger

    Coffindodger Seattle Member

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    WOW. Stupidity never ceases to amuse me. By the way, let me pull the trigger to see if it's unloaded.
     
  7. safetyman

    safetyman Clark County, WA Active Member

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    Well, to the photographer's credit there are cameras available that have timer functions. S/he could have had the camera on a tripod and taken the picture while staying completely out of harm's way.
     
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  8. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    We beat this pic to death a week or 2 ago.:deadhorse:
     
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  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Should the SHTF be something involved with Nuke winter or some other even that causes the temp to drop or an even that causes the food supply to dwindle. That fat guy is going to be laughing at your skinny shivering butt.

    In cases of hypothemia the Fat guy always wins. In cases of long term starvation the fat guy always wins.
     
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  10. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    The skinny guy can put a coat on.

    The skinny guy can survive on fewer rats.

    Keith
     
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  11. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    You mean like ex Green Beret master sergeant Larry Vickers ?
     
  12. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    The fat guy doesn't need a coat.

    The fat guy can also survive on fewer rats and become a skinny guy, excluding differences in natural frame size.
     
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  13. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    The fat guy will get diabetes and lose a foot.

    The fat guy's heart will fail at 50.
     
  14. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    Not true. The fat guy will be just as cold as the skinny guy as the skin is our largest organ and one with most nerve endings.
     
  15. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    The fat guy without a coat will frostbite quicker than a skinny guy with a coat.

    The fat guy will have to survive on fewer rats simply because the rats are faster.



    The muscular guy can take whatever he wants from either the skinny guy or the fat guy :)



    Keith
     
  16. DBagnall

    DBagnall SALEM Member

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    Apparently, I missed that post, otherwise I might have refrained from sharing. I won't apologize though, I found the picture elsewhere and found it amusing so the dead horse can continue to be beaten.... for the enjoyment of all... ;)

    Though it was not my intent, I suppose my title caption set off a whole fat man vs. skinny man argument and you have no idea how amused I am by it. I think that good physical conditioning and fitness is a must in any survival situation. Someone who is skinny can have just as many problems as an overweight person. Skinny does not mean fit or conditioned. Neither does muscular for that matter. You can be a genuine meathead and have all the muscle in the world and still fail if you aren't conditioned.

    If surviving becomes a necessity in a scenario that makes that difficult, then you stay mobile, you stay out of sight, and you most certainly do not carry your house with you. Stay fit, stay healthy, complacency kills.
     
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    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I want to assume that it was taken on an iPhone where you don't have to peep through an eyepiece. Even the hand holding the camera would be safely out of the way.

    But we should never underestimate Darwin.