How many days without eating till you die?

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How many days without eating till you die?

Post by bkktrapper » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:59 am

My fiend just did 5 full days and nights without food Im sure a lot of us did a few days without eating over new years. My Khmer friend warned me it takes a Khmer 3 days .

how long can a Barang survive on only beer and no food?
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Re: How many days without eating till you die?

Post by hanno » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:12 am

Rules of 3: 3 minutes without oxygen, 3 days without drinking, 30 days without food.
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Post by EdinWigan » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:56 am

I would agree:

3 minutes of oxygen starvation and teh dying process will begin, death follows soon after
3 days for water
3 weeks for food but this can be extended if fluids are taken
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Post by Username Taken » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:09 am

What about, "Irish hunger strike of 1981"?
Bobby Sands was the first of ten republican paramilitary prisoners to die during a hunger strike in 1981.
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The ten men survived without food for 46 to 73 days, taking only water and salt, before succumbing.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunger_strike
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Irish_hunger_strike

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Re: How many days without eating till you die?

Post by AE86 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:22 am

There has also been a case where a morbidly obese man went without food for a year under medical supervision.
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Re: How many days without eating till you die?

Post by EdinWigan » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:32 am

It is the salts and supplements (electrolytes) that extend life but I think the 3:3:3 is a rough rule used by people out under survival conditions and not those within supportive medical care.
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Re: How many days without eating till you die?

Post by sigmoid » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:19 pm

how long can a Barang survive on only beer and no food?
Beer has alcohol which your body converts to sugar, which is a kind of biological fuel.

According to wikipedia: "Beers vary in their nutritional content. Brewer's yeast is known to be a rich source of nutrients; therefore, as expected, beer can contain significant amounts of nutrients, including magnesium, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, biotin, chromium and B vitamins. Beer is sometimes referred to as "liquid bread"."

So, a diet of exclusively beer AKA "liquid bread" should allow a hearty barang to live indefinitely or at least until liver failure occurs.

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Re: How many days without eating till you die?

Post by EdinWigan » Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:37 pm

Coconuts will sustain life for a good few months, with water
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Re: How many days without eating till you die?

Post by bkktrapper » Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:54 pm

EdinWigan wrote:It is the salts and supplements (electrolytes) that extend life but I think the 3:3:3 is a rough rule used by people out under survival conditions and not those within supportive medical care.

Im sure in Cambodia the rules change as the bacteria ,water , food and nutrient levels are different but the electrolytes are a good tip of advice im gonna have a big box of royal d and water by my bed at all times from now on.
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Re: How many days without eating till you die?

Post by Samouth » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:24 pm

I am not sure about other people, but for me one day without rice would drive me crazy.
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