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#129084 - 04/02/08 04:55 PM Fun website
el_diabl0 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 301
Loc: NE Ohio
I stumbled across this site recently. Not very comprehensive, but fun to play with. Apparently I can survive 581 days in my home.

http://www.oneplusyou.com/q/v/trapped
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#129088 - 04/02/08 05:19 PM Re: Fun website [Re: el_diabl0]
benjammin Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
I made 488 days, but I haven't gone to the store in a while.

Interesting that there's no provision in there for water or my survival gear.
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#129090 - 04/02/08 05:23 PM Re: Fun website [Re: benjammin]
Hacksaw
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I want to see the math they use. Apparently my wife and I will only survive 55 days despite the 20 lb. bag of rice in the closet. I guess we should have bought that leather couch?

I guess nobody told them how long a person can go without food.

I also wonder how they factor having tools or a generator factors in survival time. Nice to haves but I'll survive just as long without a generator. Having both didn't seem to help me any anyhow.

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#129091 - 04/02/08 05:27 PM Re: Fun website [Re: ]
Hacksaw
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There's an option for how many people are in your household but now for how many you're willing to eat to save yourself...another oversight! wink

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#129092 - 04/02/08 05:31 PM Re: Fun website [Re: el_diabl0]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2810
Loc: La-USA
I like the idea of this survey/inventory but i'll look closer @ it before contributing since I have a pentium chip in my computer.

Yes, I'm being paranoid!!
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#129099 - 04/02/08 06:04 PM Re: Fun website [Re: wildman800]
Nicodemus Offline
Paranoid?
Veteran

Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
594 days... Riiiiight.

I hope the water stays on... LOL


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#129104 - 04/02/08 06:33 PM Re: Fun website [Re: Nicodemus]
Hacksaw
Unregistered


The site assumes you have a ready supply of fresh water but not electricity.

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#129105 - 04/02/08 06:33 PM Re: Fun website [Re: Nicodemus]
BobS Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 924
Loc: Toledo Ohio
595 for me, seems kinda high. But I agree it leaves a lot out of the equation. It doesnít address a lot that I take into account for preparedness.


I donít have a generator in the house, itís in the garage (as are tools and some food that is tolerant to freezing) so I donít know if it really counts if you have something available to you that is not stored within the walls of your house.

I calculated it with and without the generator and the generator only added 3-days.
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#129106 - 04/02/08 06:34 PM Re: Fun website [Re: wildman800]
BobS Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 924
Loc: Toledo Ohio
Originally Posted By: wildman800
I like the idea of this survey/inventory but i'll look closer @ it before contributing since I have a pentium chip in my computer.

Yes, I'm being paranoid!!


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#129108 - 04/02/08 06:41 PM Re: Fun website [Re: ]
Hacksaw
Unregistered


Okay. Now I know it's broken.

With 0 lbs of food and no other supplies you'll last 0 days.
Add the sewing kit only and you'll last 3 days?
Just a pet makes it 5
Just vitamins makes it 10?
With 0 lbs of food and all the other supplies (except the couch, pets and vitamins...no food) you'll last 37 days....maybe but only if you're lucky.


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