Thursday, January 10, 2008

If You Are On a Diet, Do Not Read This

Millions of Americans are overweight, but in the event of a widespread or prolonged disaster situation, that might not be a bad thing.

Being 50 lbs overweight will buy almost an extra month of survival in austere conditions...

Two pounds of extra body weight will sustain most people for a day without food. If a person is 50 pounds overweight, that might buy another 25 days or so, because the body will utilize its own fat reserves...if you don't croak with the bad side effects of being overweight, first. Hauling fifty pounds all day is hard work.

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This article is an excerpt from Mrs. Tightwad's Handbook #1: HOW TO SURVIVE DISASTERS AND OTHER HARD TIMES. For more information, see the left sidebar on this site:

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