|03-31-2014 10:40 PM|
|03-31-2014 08:55 PM|
|Jmoore728||I can honestly say, I don't think I could eat my dog...I would hope I would be able to live off the land....I haven't read the article yet and I surely haven't ever been in a situation like that....That would be a bad situation|
|03-31-2014 08:47 PM|
I wouldn't specifically put myself in that position. But, if I found my self in such a position, then, I can't say what I would do.
Have you ever read The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. The main character was a farmer in China. He spent all day in the field with his Ox. The ox was a sort of companion to him. When the famine came, he put his son on top of the ox, so that marauders would not steal and kill the ox while it looked for anything to eat. But finally, the children were starving, the youngest was so starved that she did not grow or develop mentally properly. They had to kill the ox. It was very like killing one of our dogs, maybe worse. He couldn't do it, his wife had to do it. He couldn't eat it either, but his children and wife had to eat it.
I imagine starving, and watching your family starve could make you do things that when you are warm and fed and safe you couldn't conceive of.
|03-31-2014 08:20 AM|
|Hunter4628||I know you do what you got to do to survive, but i would never do such a thing to my beloved dog! no matter how much i starve..|
|03-31-2014 07:26 AM|
You are correct in that last part. I just feel that because there are so few consistent media reports, it's hard to know what really happened. What it does sound like happened is he lasted a good amount of time, in bear country, alone and injured (how injured - who really knows). That shows SOME knowledge, probably not the best.
|03-31-2014 01:16 AM|
I couldn't do it.
I would rather use my dog as a heat sourse . I would never kill my dog brutally and then eat him. It's like eaton my child.
That being said he should have planned out his trip better and not gone into bear territory with out thinking it could happen, as said by the person above me.
I would just make sure i am plenty prepared and protected by what could happen. Or just not go do somthing like that.
A bears gotta eat too, so don't go steppin in his territory expecting him now to munch on all your goods.
All I'm saying as I would never be in such a situation.
|03-31-2014 12:08 AM|
Plus leaving your satellite phone with your edible supplies would be pretty stupid. You keep that with you.
I don't think I'm naive for thinking this guy was stupid for going into bear country all alone with no means of communication after being warned it was a dangerous area by other more experienced campers.
|03-30-2014 08:56 PM|
|GSDluver4lyfe||And I am NOT putting this man down for what he was forced to do. I understand the basic need for survival. People can say they would NEVER do it, but when you are put in a life or death situation all rationale goes out the window, REALLY quick! The qualities that make our species different from the rest get put on hold when your survival is at risk. And if there is no amount of self-preservation in someone, then there's something wrong. Then life itself has failed. And that's a HUGE defeat (and the end of this beautiful planet where life itself thrives) seeing as life has thrived for millions of years(that's a whole 'nother convo IMO lol).|
|03-30-2014 08:23 PM|
Did anyone actually read the part were it said he was not even 1 week into his trip in the middle of july beside a lake when he was attacked? Plus he ate his dog 3 days after the attack, then went on to survive up until snow fell.
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|03-30-2014 08:19 PM|
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