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Old 12-31-2013, 05:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Man eats beloved dog to stay alive in Canadian wilderness - NY Daily News

Im pretty sure it takes more than a few days to starve, and the guy doesnt even look skinny.

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Crazy story.


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Old 12-31-2013, 06:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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He was out there for months, so I can't imagine he was in a very easily accessible place. Knowing that, I can understand why he would resort to something such as that. He knew he probably wouldn't be found very quickly, or at all, so he found a food source. No, you can't starve in a couple of days, but by the sound of his condition when found, he wouldn't have been alive if he hadn't have done that.

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"Im pretty sure it takes more than a few days to starve, and the guy doesnt even look skinny. "

he lost half of his body weight , clinging to life !
he was injured by a bear so in all likelihood could not have gone far to hunt - plus the expenditure and demands on a body trying to heat and heal itself - lots of energy needed just to keep alive in near freezing conditions
after a while the body starts catabolizing , eating its own protein stores --

Polar explorers ate their sled dogs and then canabolized the weakest most unlikely to survive members -- you do what you need to do to survive .
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I almost cannibalized my own arm when I was in the hospital and they forgot to feed me for 3 days. :/

Poor guy, what an awful ordeal. I'm sure it broke his heart to do it.
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there are phases to hunger for anyone having gone on a medical , protest (hunger strike) religious or self imposed fast will know.

many cultures , ancient and aboriginal may require some test where a person is isolated and deprived -- and after a series of physiological events the person has a spiritual awakening - visions , hyper awareness

hey- we had an ice storm which encased our vehicle in a one inch wrapping of hard ice --- that lasted 3 days before we had a decent warm meal -- no lights, no heat, no running water -- a certain person in the household started being anxious for food , oh I'd say around after lunch time day one ---
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"Im pretty sure it takes more than a few days to starve, and the guy doesnt even look skinny. "

he lost half of his body weight , clinging to life !
he was injured by a bear so in all likelihood could not have gone far to hunt - plus the expenditure and demands on a body trying to heat and heal itself - lots of energy needed just to keep alive in near freezing conditions
after a while the body starts catabolizing , eating its own protein stores --

Polar explorers ate their sled dogs and then canabolized the weakest most unlikely to survive members -- you do what you need to do to survive .
He lost all that body weight after he had already killed and eaten his dog. He killed and ate it just a few days after the bear attacked. He was probably hungry but he was definitely not starving when he killed his dog. Also, the bear did not attack him, it just attacked his resources like his food and canoe, so he was not injured by the bear.

Killing my dog wouldn't even occur to me. A dog would be a lot more useful for hunting small game than as food. I'm surprised he didn't bring fishing gear. I think next time he wants to go on a wildness trip completely unprepared he should go alone instead of bringing his dog. People shouldn't drag their dependents with them when they make plans to do something dangerous and irresponsible.
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........Eww...I guess I understand why but I dont understand how he could eat the dog. Mans loyal companion stuck with him thru everything only to be smashed in with a rock. Infact this man disgusts me in ways I cant even explain. Thats just me though.

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Old 12-31-2013, 08:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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easy to say you wouldnt eat your dog sitting in your cozy home behind your cozy keyboard with a full belly.

without you, the dog would die in those conditions anyways. so the choice is you both die or eating the dog and trying to save yourself. the dog was going to die either way.

of course on the flip side, its easy for me to sit behind a keyboard and say i could smash my dogs head in with a rock. if i was in that situation i'd hope i'd have the courage to...
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Guys you have to remember this is a news outlet..."few days" could also mean 10+ days....

I would probably want the dog for warmth and protection..but you gotta do what you gotta do I guess.
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