>you wake up tomorrow with nothing but the clothes on your back in an earth completely untouched by manHow would you fare?
>>2169458(but I would be touching it by standing there)Good thing the clothes on my back are the Swiss alpenflage m70 jacket with attached pack filled to the brim with what we would consider modern luxuries and quality of life improvements. I would fare well.
>>2169460For how long?Until winter sets in?Could you fend off a cave bear?
>>2169458Jokes on you, Choomba.I watch primitive technology. I’ll have a water hammer set up by noon and then let the machines do the hard work while I kick back and eat a huge caribou mutton.
>>2169458I'd probably think I was on some horrible acid trip or some shit, probably do stupid shit and die with in a day.
>>2169469Kek, may as well go full Flintstone at that point anon.
>>2169468the hardest hitting tool man has is the legal processplace a claim and pay tax on the caveand the bear can't squat there any longerI could probably fit a grenade or two in a spare m70 pocket otherwise
>>2169458I am happy and grateful for this gift, wether I survive or not.
>>2169458Alone? What is the competition like?Last man on Earth scenario I could do very well.
>>2169458and this is why i love playing d&d
>>2169458i would have to quickly learn to live like a caveman, and get a sharpened stick to fend off wolves and bears, individual humans are weak, thats why humans banded together in to tribes (strength in numbers) tribes eventually formed villages, which grew to towns and cities,
>>2169513You are in a world that never gave rise to the hominid species. Geography and climate are identical to earth, but the changes man has made to the environment and biosphere never occurred.
>>2169458who cares fuck off
God, at least I die like a human
I’d be fucked. I have horrible eyesight and don’t have up to date glasses because I wear contacts every day. I probably last a few weeks before starving to death.
>>2169458I'd be thankful for my lense replacement with added zoom. I'd probably survive some years although I'm a creature of this time period and would end up dreadfully unhappy most likely. Can't relate to cavewoman sheilas/animals.
The area I'm in would revert to marshlands. Catching fish in streams would be my first goal and I'd probably be eating those raw. I'd have to head south because if I stayed here for winter I would die. Maybe go to florida and live off shellfish until I die?
>>2169763>I'd probably be eating those rawWhy?
>>2169458I'll die, but man will it be a fun ride.
>>2169458Lack of human companionship leads to mental problems in about half a year in my experience.If I can avoid a predator long enough to get a fire going and a spear made, I give myself good odds to last at least that long.
>>2169896This pretty much. You're going to get extremely lonely and with no other people, no mate... What's the point? Probably just do riskier and riskier shit until I got got.
>>2169898>You're going to get extremely lonely and with no other people, no mateH-ha y-yeah, that would be unbearable
>>2169458I find jews and burn them for heat.
I’d say “this is some faggy shit” and DC deciduous homo would appear to tell me there’s no need for homophobic slurs. Then I’d kill him.After that I’d resort to cannibalism after resisting it for a while. Hopefully by that time I could have set up a shelter and some other necessities, but eventually I’d succumb due to my lack of skills.
>>2169458I probably wouldn't fare too well, but it would be worth it to see an uncorrupted world even if I don't see it for long.
>>2169771I'm screwed without matches
In the same spot where I am?I figure I could fare alright, considering I know the natural lands around here and I'm in a very calm harbor. Would probably die by winter, loneliness would drive me to suicide and the freezing rains would give me a good push to do it.
>>2169898> Not finding the cutest orangutan around and sparking up a relationshipWeak
>>2169458I'm fucked. I'm new to this shit and just lurking to pick shit up for a week long trip with my /out/ buddy who wants to show me the ropes.
>>2169458fuck you larper
>>2170014You'd die of AIDs before starvation in that scenario.
>>2169458immediately kill myself
>>2169458Bro I'd be straight. There'd be fruit and nut trees everywhere. So much food.
>>2169458would i need to filter the water?
>>2169511I took a food studies course once where they had us debate the merits of a hunter/father society vs. current society.The obvious answer is… medicine. I like not dying from preventable illnesses.
>>2172150Yeah, but epidemic is mostly something caused by living in high density populations. Parasites are the real issue, but even then they hit hunter gatherers less than they hit horticulturalists who live in close proximity to each other in the same place all year long, year after year.
>No ultralight gear>No weedI'd unironically find a relatively painless way to kill myself and get it over with
I sleep naked and would be waking up in what was once the everglades so I guess I'm fucked.
>>2169511Checked & hunter-pilled.You hunt anon?
Do the clothes on my back include my edc knife? If so I will probably be alright assuming I wake up where I am currently at this time of year. By fine I mean that I would live long enough to kill myself from isolation. I have no illusions that I would be able to maintain my composure after months to years of isolation never having another soul to interact with. I'd give it a shot, but in the end this story ends the same way every time. Unless of course we are going back in time, in which case there's a coin toss that I'd be dead in under a day depending where the glaciers are. If I end up on top of a glacier in my summer work clothes I would certainly freeze to death before I kill myself. To me a more interesting question is how I would fair either in a situation where I have a partner, or a situation where everyone disappears but me since I would have a human connection through either my partner or the things they left behind. How long would I be able to last with the isolation factor removed or diminished. I would give myself 8 months after the death of my partner or three years before some stupid mistake kills me/us.
>>2169458Better than 98% of the population, I guess.
>>2169458I would die. Straight up. I would get some primordial parasite/bacteria/virus.If that didn't get me, I would die of thirst or hunger or elements first. It would be a shitshow.
>>2169458Assuming Im in the same spot. Probably ok. Coldest it gets here is 15 or so. Hottest 35. Biggest problem is water in my part of Aus. But I live just below a mountain so id be able to get water. Id have to head east to catch fish and crabs. I think Id be ok. Ive used vines and leaves to stay overnight when I was a kid.
>>2169702>no woman to fugg at leastgay
>>2169458mostly depends on location
>>2170493You would learn pretty quickly, most people here who have read a few books would. Fowl and small animals are shockingly easy to kill and eat, not to mention the sheer amount of fish there would be.Food would be a problem for about a week and then you'd find a rhythm. Shelter would be difficult if you're placed in a hostile climate, but assuming you get dropped in spring to make it fair, you could also slowly migrate south and find temp shelter each night. The real long term risks would be injury, disease, and malnutrition. The first is impossible to prevent against so it's a moot point. The second is preventable since a) you're not around any other humans and b) you can make sure to properly cook and prepare your food + basic hygiene. The last point is negligible since you are a modern human that understands nutrients. In winter you could eat organs like the liver of the animals you hunt. In summer there would be plenty of wild herbs worth eating, even dandelion leaves to tide you over, but you'd find better alternatives just by watching what other animals like to eat.The reality is that while it would be hard to survive, it isn't anything you couldn't learn. If our moronic braindead ancestors survived, so you can you. Even better, you're smarter than them by order of magnitude. You understand basic biology, physics, math, food science, weather science. You know from understanding history what weapons work and which don't. You can read and write so that you are entertained during those long winters.Actually, the greatest threat would probably be loneliness. We'd all probably suicide after being alone for a decade or so.
>>2169458I would be dead, along with 95% of everyone else on this board, within 48 hours.
>>2174191Of course, another 4.5% last a week or less. Then the last 0.5% last anywhere from a month to whenever the next winter is. Maybe a handful could actually make it through a winter, but those guys already knew how to do that regardless of what they have ever seen on this board.
>>2169727make pinhole sized gaps between your fingers and look through them, or poke tiny holes in tree bark and make shit glasses.
>>2174187>You understand basic biology, physics, math, food science, weather sciencei was kicked out of school at the age of 7, i don't know shit lol
>>2174225You don't have to know equations or names. It's about understandings the basics behind how things work. Our ancestors did not understand how germs worked. How could they? But you do, even if you don't understand the details. You washing your hands prior to eating and after shitting is an example of this knowledge in practice.
>>2169458If i get a bit better at /out/ until then, I'd maybe make it until winter, then it's lights out. But now that I think of it. I wouldn't have to migrate that far to make it to a climate where it doesn't drop below zero. I'd have to cross the alps, that's probably the hardest part, I could get lost easily. Is it time to autistically plan the route I would take?
>>2169458I'd be high as a kite because how high oxygen levels were back then.
>>2174229>You washing your hands prior to eating>implying i do
>>2169458>shorts>t-shirt>underwear>glassesI'm not even wearing shoes. It hope it's warm where I am going. I think I could find water, build a lean-to, and thanks to YouTube I have seen how to make a friction fire (but never tried). I think my best bet for food is building a fish trap in a river. But yeah I'm pretty fucked.
>>2169458Am I the only one who's disappointed this hasn't happened every time they wake up to go to their shitty office job?
>>2169487the most based response yet
>>2169458Welp, I wish I had worn better clothes to bed last night.
>>2175130You ever spend a year in the backcountry? You go a little crazy, even if you've got radio contact with the world. And when you don't...
>>2169458I am taking a shit now so not to good.
>>2169458>not sleeping with EDC and a 30L backpack full of supplies, a compound bow and quiver full of arrowsNgmi
>>2169896>Lack of human companionship leads to mental problems
>>2175202yeah you loose track of subtle aspects of social conventions a bit so what you relearn them as soon as you get back that's not being crazy
>>2169458dead pretty quickly
>>2169458It would be easier than any of my previous life strategies
>>2169458Find a cliff and jump off, if there are no other humans then I have no reason to be here. What so I could forrage, hunt, and die? No thanks, if I had a tribe then i'd dedicate my life to their wellbeing and making as many children as humanly possible.
I have no idea what my region (Front Range) would look like untouched by man, as the Indians altered it so significantly. I'm guessing savannah-like pine and juniper forest. I only have a cotton long-sleeve Minnesota Wild T-shirt, quickdry pants and a leather belt to work with. Luckily, this is happening during berry season so I should be able to collect enough raspberries and huckleberries that, combined with my existing body fat, I shouldn't starve to death for at least a month. My attempts at survival would go thus:>Attempt to build fish traps using sticks, reeds, and a vague knowledge of what a fish trap looks like>Use any fish or carrion as bait for a deadfall trap to catch raccoons, coyotes, or bears>Use pelts of said animals as clothing>Supplement diet with juniper ash and juniper berries>Eventually follow river to the sea where foraging should be easier, plus it would be something to do