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#1 Mrs.Owl

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

For those that have read " Tomorrow when the War Began " What would you do if you were put in their situations.

Basically, the story consist of a group of teenagers who go camping in heavy bush and while their gone, the country is invaded and their parents and everyone else is taken hostage but the invaders.

These survival situations have always interested me!

What would you do?

#2 Rowenas Necklace

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

I love that series! :-)

I would probably do much the same as the teens in the book, go bush and stay as remote as possible. I may not be as active a guerrilla as they were, but I wouldn't say no to occasionally blowing things up, provided I actually knew how (and put it this way, I have a much better idea of that after reading the books!).

I don't know that I could kill someone in cold blood though, not up close, anyway. In a fight for survival, sure, but just to get someone out of my way? That would be the hardest part.

#3 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

freak out, probably for several hours until I was exhausted.

#4 noonehere

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

Same as them. We would head out bush to mates "hidden" log cabin. Far enough out to be safe but close enough to get access to food.

DP and i have discussed it in lenght haha

#5 katpaws

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

Collect as much toilet paper as i could!



#6 SnazzyFeral

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

I would go bush to protect my son these days but when I was a teen I would have turned terrorist i think. If they had my son I would definitely be a terrorist.

#7 Jax12

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

Great series.

Me?  Probably curl up and cry...or surrender?  I have no idea.  Is this hypothetical current me or teenage me like in the books?  Now that I'm a parent I hope I would fight for my family's survival but unfortunately my practical skills in living off the land are subpar.

#8 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

I'd probably be completely oblivious and walk straight back into the situation to the same fate as everyone else.

#9 MrsLexiK

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

I would pray that I was actually bush already when it happened.  If I was I would stay bush, I wouldn't try and blow things up or anything - perhaps pre pregnancy I may have.

#10 DonnaNobelHasBeenS

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

I loved the books and the survival side I know I could do. Outback girl born and raised..
What would you do?

#11 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

Fantastic series!  DD has discussed this a lot LOL, we figure we'd probably do similar to what they did.

Hunger Games is another one we often discuss what we would do Lol


#12 Jane Jetson

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

I suspect that I would immediately break my glasses, thus becoming a huge liability to the guerilla group.

#13 N@K

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

QUOTE (Jane Jetson @ 04/02/2013, 02:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I suspect that I would immediately break my glasses, thus becoming a huge liability to the guerilla group.

I'm not that "blind" but wouldn't be able to see things from a distance, and if DH and I were together I'd probably be leading him around by the hand after he breaks his glasses! (Which to be honest would happen first, cause he is HOPELESS with his glasses).
Lack of sight is definitely not helpful in these sorts of situations.

I would also go bush, but don't know if I have the knowledge anymore to do that successfully. Not sure about fighting back myself, but I'd sure be up for some planning sessions / supporting those who were physically fighting back.

Edited by N@K, 04 February 2013 - 01:33 PM.


#14 katpaws

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

QUOTE
I suspect that I would immediately break my glasses


Don't forget JJ that in Lord of the Flies Piggy was an asset with his glasses, even when they were broken. Admittedly he ended up in a bad way but still..



#15 niggles

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

Freak out and head to the showground.

#16 Snot stew

Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

After a week or so, I would start getting sick.  After a few months, quite likely I would die.  sad.gif






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