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    This might be a stupid subject that has been touched up on before, but what the heck, I'm having trouble finding exactly what I'm looking for. From what I've read and seen it seems common knowledge to boil your water if in doubt, but that's about all they tell you. I read a thread that had some great ideas for making containers to boil water in, but they seem complicated and very difficult to achieve without a hardy knife. In a real survival situation the average joe will not have a knife and most likely nothing to start fire with. Now assuming he can figure out how to make fire on his own, and also make tools capable of manipulating his surroundings, what would be ideal to use/make for transportation? What would be the best method of making the tool itself? Sharpening rocks? Tying a rock onto something sturdy to give length or would something handheld be more ideal? I would think the structure built to actually boil the water in would be somewhat easier, and it seems like these other equally important subjects are rarely touched up on. Also, in an even worse situation, on an island or somewhere where sea water is your only option and distillation is your best bet, what could be used simply utilizing what nature provides? Hope that's not too many questions.


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    If I were you, I would hang out very near the Hooghly River there in India. It would supply a lot of water. If you are not concerned about being immodest, you could soak your dhoti in the river and transport it wet. that would allow you to carry some water with you. OR....you could just ask someone for a bottle of water. I'm sure there are plenty of folks around Kolkata.

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    WTF did he say?

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    Rick has all the best survival situation answers. The guy is a blooming genius!

    Ima get wona them da-hotie girls to soak up some water and carry it for me. That sounds like fun!

    Alan
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    WTF did he say?
    He said he has run out of water and don't know what to do. Rick says he lives in India and apparently over there they don't have pickups or Subarus or Jeeps so he can't reach in the back and fetch his pot and machete like a regular person would. He don't even have a life straw so he can suck water out of a puddle or a Bic lighter in his gear. He forgot his knife too!

    A man that forgets his knife might just consider not contributing to the gene pool anyway, and dehydration is as good a way to Darwin out the heard as any I suppose.

    Apparently if things go real bad he is going to instantly revert to the stone age and start chopping stuff up with sharp rocks.

    Rick thinks he should sop up some water with his dress, carry it along and squeeze it out as he needs it. That sounds about reasonable for someone that don't carry a pocket knife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    He said he has run out of water and don't know what to do. Rick says he lives in India and apparently over there they don't have pickups or Subarus or Jeeps so he can't reach in the back and fetch his pot and machete like a regular person would. He don't even have a life straw so he can suck water out of a puddle or a Bic lighter in his gear. He forgot his knife too!

    A man that forgets his knife might just consider not contributing to the gene pool anyway, and dehydration is as good a way to Darwin out the heard as any I suppose.

    Apparently if things go real bad he is going to instantly revert to the stone age and start chopping stuff up with sharp rocks.

    Rick thinks he should sop up some water with his dress, carry it along and squeeze it out as he needs it. That sounds about reasonable for someone that don't carry a pocket knife.
    Well, to carry a pocket knife you gotta have pockets, and guys that wear dresses .... well pockets are , uh... optional.

    Personally, I can't imagine much more repugnant than a big gulp of water in India....

    "... It was crawiin and it stunk, but of all the drinks I've drunk, I'm Gratefullest to one from Gunga Din..." ... Rudyard made it sound so poetic...

    I'm disappointed that there were no da-hotties though....

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    My Dad used to read us kids Gunga Din as a bedtime story. Fond memory.

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    Well, I hope we didn't say something that got jockjoy's feelings hurt....

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    Right now, he's walking half naked down the road dragging a wet dhoti behind him. With any luck, he's wearing a hong. Either that or the India Police Service has arrested him for indecent exposure or are standing on the side of the road pointing and laughing at him. Either way, he's rescued.

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    From some of the ordinary things I've read about India, I'm not real sure (nor am I remotely curious) about what exactly would constitute "Indecent Exposure", but I suppose it could be accomplished with a wet dhoti and a hong....

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    While declining to remark on costs of explicit regions, Mr Bakhshi said that lofts worth (for instance) Rs60m are swelled due to absence of supply despite appeal. At the point when the lodging supply will build, these costs will descend.

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    You betcha. The law of supply and demand. We keep the supply of spammers low and demand that all you monkeys be banned. That's how it works.

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