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Chris Johnson

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Tale of survival in Central Pacific
« on: November 30, 2011, 06:07:29 AM »

Thought I'd share this with you all Kiribati Fishermen found on remote Atoll
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Don Dollinger

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Re: Tale of survival in Central Pacific
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011, 11:06:44 AM »

Great story of survival.  Part of that I would think could also be attributed to them being acclimated to that climate.  When I moved to South America at first the heat would sap all my strength in a relatively short period of time but as time went on and I acclimated I could then handle the constant heat.  When just standing around in the sun we Americans would be sweating like there was no tomorrow yet you couldn't see a bead of sweat on the natives.  Would also think that being familiar with living in that environment and knowing the perils associated with it they would most probably go into survival mode relatively quickly.

LTM,

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Mona Kendrick

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Re: Tale of survival in Central Pacific
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011, 11:38:41 AM »

   Interesting to note that fish fluid can extracted and substituted for water. (Yuck!)  The Niku castaway seems to have been doing a lot of fishing.

Mona
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Chris Johnson

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Re: Tale of survival in Central Pacific
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2011, 12:30:40 PM »

   Interesting to note that fish fluid can extracted and substituted for water. (Yuck!)  The Niku castaway seems to have been doing a lot of fishing.

Mona

Don't forget bird and turtle blood as well!!!!
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John Ousterhout

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Re: Tale of survival in Central Pacific
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2011, 12:40:56 PM »

"...doing a lot of fishing."
Actually the evidence is they did a lot of catching ;D
(sorry, my sense of humor made me do it)
Cheers,
JohnO
 
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Mona Kendrick

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Re: Tale of survival in Central Pacific
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2011, 01:27:21 PM »

   Interesting to note that fish fluid can extracted and substituted for water. (Yuck!)  The Niku castaway seems to have been doing a lot of fishing.

Mona

Don't forget bird and turtle blood as well!!!!

   Double yuck!!
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Mona Kendrick

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Re: Tale of survival in Central Pacific
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2011, 01:32:21 PM »

"...doing a lot of fishing."
Actually the evidence is they did a lot of catching ;D
(sorry, my sense of humor made me do it)

     Actually the evidence is a lot of fish somehow wound up cooked.  Can we rule out flying fish leaping from the lagoon into campfires? ;D
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