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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-06-07 02:48 PM
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57. Heh, yeah, more good points.
I still remember a bunch from my Boy Scout days. I can't do yard work without pointing out (and likely irritating the people around me with) different plants and animals, most of which I've forgotten the names for, but not what you can do with them.

I think I'd have to be pretty hungry to eat a rat, but I guess that's the point. Squab I could see, as they're not that distantly related to doves, which hunters love around here. And, since I did some work at my neighbor's rabbit farm, I can skin just about any quadruped without too much difficulty, now that I think of it. It's weird how what seems trivial today may be a matter of survival tomorrow.
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  -How long could you survive if private gas sales ceased? taterguy  Jun-06-07 01:26 PM   #0 
  - I don't even have a car, so pretty far, I suppose.  Vash the Stampede   Jun-06-07 01:27 PM   #1 
  - how would public transport get gas?  onenote   Jun-06-07 01:31 PM   # 
  - Uhm, the electric rails don't use gas.  Vash the Stampede   Jun-06-07 01:33 PM   #21 
     - but public buses  sabbat hunter   Jun-06-07 01:46 PM   #32 
  - It'd be like Kenmore after a Sox game  SallyMander   Jun-06-07 01:32 PM   #15 
  - I'd be ok because I walk to work and we are near a grocery store  WindRavenX   Jun-06-07 01:28 PM   #2 
  - and how would the grocery store get re-stocked?  onenote   Jun-06-07 01:30 PM   #8 
  - lol didn't even think of that  WindRavenX   Jun-06-07 01:51 PM   #38 
  - By hang gliders, of course :-)  firefox_fan   Jun-06-07 02:00 PM   #43 
  - the grocery stores would get restocked because commercial vehicles could still buy gas  fishwax   Jun-06-07 02:14 PM   #48 
  - That'd be the killer.  spoony   Jun-07-07 08:32 AM   #101 
  - how are they supposed to get food to the grocery store if there  wildhorses   Jun-06-07 01:30 PM   #10 
     - commercial vehicles can still buy gas  fishwax   Jun-06-07 02:15 PM   #49 
  - I'd be fine until I was fired  demnan   Jun-06-07 01:28 PM   #3 
  - What do gas sales have to do with your employment?  taterguy   Jun-06-07 01:29 PM   #6 
     - Tourism would affect everybody  sandnsea   Jun-06-07 01:50 PM   #37 
     - In my case, I have a 30 mile commute  EstimatedProphet   Jun-06-07 09:05 PM   #72 
     - According to Taterguy, anyone who can't  libnnc   Jun-06-07 11:17 PM   #82 
        - You've had similar conversations!  xmas74   Jun-06-07 11:39 PM   #84 
        - Baahahahaha!  Blue-Jay   Jun-07-07 01:36 AM   #95 
     - The poster probably has to commute to work everyday.  xmas74   Jun-06-07 11:38 PM   #83 
     - The semi trucks at the factory I work at burn diesel  NickB79   Jun-07-07 02:46 AM   #97 
  - Well gasoline is an essential part of my diet, so I would die within 24 hours.  BlooInBloo   Jun-06-07 01:28 PM   #4 
  - no more than a day or two  onenote   Jun-06-07 01:29 PM   #5 
  - Ok, amend my little hypothetical to only ban retail sales to individuals  taterguy   Jun-06-07 01:30 PM   #9 
     - Go back to the 70's  jdlh8894   Jun-06-07 01:33 PM   #22 
     - Oh god that's worse than no gas!!! please no bell bottoms or "leisure suits". nt  Javaman   Jun-06-07 03:14 PM   #65 
        - Or brown/yellow/orange plaid patterned shirts and ties.  susanna   Jun-06-07 09:35 PM   #77 
     - assuming that such a distinction could work  onenote   Jun-06-07 01:35 PM   #26 
  - Three mile bike ride to work, three blocks to the grocery store.  Buzz Clik   Jun-06-07 01:29 PM   #7 
  - 7-mile bike ride to work, two blocks to the grocery. n/t  susanna   Jun-06-07 09:37 PM   #78 
  - We'd all go hungry in a week.  porphyrian   Jun-06-07 01:30 PM   #11 
  - People who live a rural lifestyle wouldn't.  Maddy McCall   Jun-06-07 01:35 PM   #25 
     - Oh, the urbanites would flee into rural areas and take your food during the next week.  porphyrian   Jun-06-07 02:08 PM   #46 
     - LOL  undergroundpanther   Jun-06-07 02:34 PM   #54 
        - Heh, yeah, more good points.  porphyrian   Jun-06-07 02:48 PM   #57 
     - Unfortunately, the SE is in the midst of a major drought right now, and those who are not watering  nealmhughes   Jun-06-07 03:07 PM   #60 
     - We need to change the way we farm in America.  porphyrian   Jun-07-07 09:24 AM   #104 
     - Well, now, I'd ask you to consider this...  susanna   Jun-06-07 09:46 PM   #79 
     - I think that's awesome, susanna.  Maddy McCall   Jun-06-07 10:44 PM   #80 
        - Glad to share it with you!  susanna   Jun-07-07 09:33 PM   #122 
     - We'd survive but we'd be stuck in one spot.  xmas74   Jun-06-07 11:42 PM   #85 
     - Good point.  Maddy McCall   Jun-06-07 11:59 PM   #89 
        - I believe you are correct.  xmas74   Jun-07-07 12:11 AM   #90 
     - I'ld walk to the hardware store  trashcanistanista   Jun-07-07 07:43 PM   #121 
  - Does this include losing power to my house?  Maddy McCall   Jun-06-07 01:31 PM   #12 
  - well I could bike  Johonny   Jun-06-07 01:31 PM   #13 
  - Until the grocery shelves got bare and I'd used the last of  Warpy   Jun-06-07 01:31 PM   #14 
  - Pandemonium  liberal N proud   Jun-06-07 01:32 PM   #16 
  - Based on your later ammendment  SteelPenguin   Jun-06-07 01:33 PM   #17 
  - Big Picture  NeedleCast   Jun-06-07 01:33 PM   #18 
  - Not only that, but the shortages would cause inflation that no one could take.  Sapere aude   Jun-06-07 01:42 PM   #29 
  - What about the deeper implications?  fiziwig   Jun-06-07 01:33 PM   #19 
  - I ride my bike all the time now  watercolors   Jun-06-07 01:33 PM   #20 
  - indefinitely  Lance_Boyle   Jun-06-07 01:35 PM   #23 
  - Good question...  KansDem   Jun-06-07 01:35 PM   #24 
  - I could bike without being killed by a car or gasping from the fumes!  candice   Jun-06-07 01:36 PM   #27 
  - It's not the "inconvenience" though.  Norquist Nemesis   Jun-06-07 01:37 PM   #28 
  - I could last a year  Mojorabbit   Jun-06-07 01:44 PM   #30 
  - How Long Could You Survive If Our Water Supply Ceased?  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jun-06-07 01:45 PM   #31 
  - I could survive for a long time thank you very much  taterguy   Jun-06-07 03:04 PM   #59 
  - Depends on if these dowsing rods  spoony   Jun-07-07 08:34 AM   #102 
  - there would be  Marblehead   Jun-06-07 01:48 PM   #33 
  - My clients would be destroyed  sandnsea   Jun-06-07 01:48 PM   #34 
  - Oh, about six months, provided that commercial vehicles had enough.  Gormy Cuss   Jun-06-07 01:49 PM   #35 
  - Long enough to buy a bicycle  lapislzi   Jun-06-07 01:50 PM   #36 
  - No problem, I'd start a local delivery business  Deb   Jun-06-07 01:51 PM   #39 
  - It's not cheating if you become a bike courier  taterguy   Jun-06-07 02:48 PM   #56 
  - The country would come to a complete  SheilaT   Jun-06-07 01:55 PM   #40 
  - That depends. If I didn't change any of my habits, I could go about 30 days without  sinkingfeeling   Jun-06-07 01:57 PM   #41 
  - Forever  jdlh8894   Jun-06-07 01:59 PM   #42 
  - You're never going to die? what's your secret? nt  Javaman   Jun-06-07 03:29 PM   #66 
  - It wouldn't take long before....coal fired steam vechicles  LeftHander   Jun-06-07 02:01 PM   #44 
  - It's a fun but shallow question  Tactical Progressive   Jun-06-07 02:02 PM   #45 
  - 100% correct  Locrian   Jun-07-07 10:52 AM   #110 
  - My bike gets nearly 1000 miles per gallon ... of ass lard.  chaska   Jun-06-07 02:12 PM   #47 
  - Lots o' peddlin'  BadgerKid   Jun-06-07 02:29 PM   #53 
     - Hmm, well, I guess I was pretty close to accurate if we're talking about...  chaska   Jun-06-07 03:09 PM   #61 
  - i'd be ok  shanti   Jun-06-07 02:23 PM   #50 
  - I'd be fine  undergroundpanther   Jun-06-07 02:25 PM   #51 
  - Oh fucking fantastic, yet another "I don't use any gas, ever" thread  ComerPerro   Jun-06-07 02:29 PM   #52 
  - I use gas  undergroundpanther   Jun-06-07 02:40 PM   #55 
  - I'm guessing your answer would be "Not very long"  taterguy   Jun-06-07 04:42 PM   #69 
  - Depends  undergroundpanther   Jun-06-07 09:26 PM   #75 
  - You're tired of them too?  xmas74   Jun-06-07 11:50 PM   #86 
     - Seems like someone always shows up boasting about how they don't have a car and therefore use no gas  ComerPerro   Jun-07-07 01:11 AM   #93 
        - Thank you.  xmas74   Jun-07-07 08:29 AM   #99 
  - It would immediately be a major invconvenience, but I would survive  TommyO   Jun-06-07 02:55 PM   #58 
  - My entire community would essentially shut down  yardwork   Jun-06-07 03:11 PM   #62 
  - Are you insane? No one has ever walked five miles and lived to tell the tale  taterguy   Jun-06-07 03:50 PM   #67 
     - LOL! I see that you live in my neck of the woods.  yardwork   Jun-06-07 08:54 PM   #70 
     - LOL I walk five miles easy  undergroundpanther   Jun-06-07 09:31 PM   #76 
        - So do I - I regularly walk five miles or more at a time  yardwork   Jun-07-07 09:54 AM   #109 
  - I would die immediately upon hearing there was no gas...nt  Javaman   Jun-06-07 03:11 PM   #63 
  - Good question  MistressOverdone   Jun-06-07 03:13 PM   #64 
  - I work at home. We can walk to the supermarket.  rucky   Jun-06-07 03:54 PM   #68 
  - I love Lehmans!  Lorien   Jun-06-07 09:07 PM   #74 
  - A long time. I work at home and live downtown.  Lorien   Jun-06-07 09:03 PM   #71 
  - I could go on for a loooooooooooong time, but wouldn't because I would have to give away all my food  lonestarnot   Jun-06-07 09:06 PM   #73 
  - How many pats on the back do you need on this subject?  libnnc   Jun-06-07 10:53 PM   #81 
  - My life takes place within 3 square miles more or less  The Inquisitive   Jun-06-07 11:53 PM   #87 
  - well right now it wouldn't be so bad work wise  recoveringrepublican   Jun-06-07 11:56 PM   #88 
  - I'm biking and taking public trans  sakabatou   Jun-07-07 12:28 AM   #91 
  - I would bike if others weren't driving  Jed Dilligan   Jun-07-07 12:55 AM   #92 
  - I'd be fine. I'd have to bike a couple extra days each week to work, and I'd be  Marr   Jun-07-07 01:14 AM   #94 
  - I would ride my bike.  Blue-Jay   Jun-07-07 01:48 AM   #96 
  - dingdingding!  xmas74   Jun-07-07 08:30 AM   #100 
  - Indefinitely.  MrSlayer   Jun-07-07 03:17 AM   #98 
  - What is your point?  Raskolnik   Jun-07-07 09:17 AM   #103 
  - The point was just to get people thinking about and discussing transportation options  taterguy   Jun-07-07 09:34 AM   #106 
     - Let's cut to the chase then.  Raskolnik   Jun-07-07 09:42 AM   #108 
        - I honestly don't think it's that simple  taterguy   Jun-07-07 10:55 AM   #111 
           - Of course you're subsidized by people using gasoline.  Raskolnik   Jun-07-07 11:33 AM   #112 
              - Thanks for the clarification  taterguy   Jun-07-07 06:07 PM   #114 
  - My husband and I could continue to work and we live close enough  bleedingheart   Jun-07-07 09:30 AM   #105 
  - I'd telecommute more, and I'd bike three miles to a bus...  bunkerbuster1   Jun-07-07 09:35 AM   #107 
  - "survive"? i could survive indefinitely  maxsolomon   Jun-07-07 11:35 AM   #113 
  - Since I'd lose my job pretty quickly  tammywammy   Jun-07-07 06:16 PM   #115 
  - Forever...I hope it happens for real...........nt  Nimrod2005   Jun-07-07 06:17 PM   #116 
  - What do you think would happen? n/t  Raskolnik   Jun-07-07 06:57 PM   #120 
  - I'd go nuts!  danagsk8   Jun-07-07 06:18 PM   #117 
  - No problem. My truck burns diesel, not gas.................  oldhippie   Jun-07-07 06:35 PM   #118 
  - We have emergency stock of oil in this country. I would assume  glowing   Jun-07-07 06:41 PM   #119 

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