....like the camel does...:)
"All the afternoon the camels were taken down to the pool to drink. How long may it have been since they have drunk before, I do not know, but their thirst or their capacity for water was prodigious. The camel comes right to the margin of the pool, very careful not to wet his feet; he calls into action some strange muscles which lowers his head by means of his neck till his lips touch the surface of the water. Contact between his lips and his inner reservoir being thus established, and without a ripple or splash, he maintains it for at least five minutes. Nothing visible about him moves, not even his tail. You cannot believe he is drinking, for you see not the faintest disturbance of the surface of the water near his lips, or the contraction of muscles along his neck; and I would take anybody's word for it that he has some strange sort of syphon contrary to nature. After five minutes the derrick moves again. The head comes up from the water, and so economical is the creature that not a drop falls from his muzzle, twitch his lips though he will. He looks round in a detached way sort of way, while doubtless closing one inner reservoir and opening another, and then begins as from the beginning. It is not at all an ungainly process; it is not mechanical it is stately, especially at sunset time, when he adorns the scene more beautifully than ever tourist folders paint him.
Being full of water, he is taken off to pasture, to the extensive grove of thorn shrubs and thorn trees known as the forest of Kabara; where during weeks afterwards you will catch a glimpse of him with his head lifted on the long neck to the topmost branches, for all the world a dinosaur. How his vast and mobile yet velvety lips can peel leaves and tiny blossoms from twigs bristling with thorns as long and hard as needles, is a secret between him and his Maker. But feed he does, and on such forbidden food. His hump fattens and stands like a regular hump; his sores heal; and he is ready to work again."
Leland Hall - pages 175-176
Harper & Brothers Publishers - New York and London, 1927.
It caused me to look up a bit more about camels. I never knew how long they actually can go without water, OR food.
Ships of the desert
Camels were domesticated more than 3,000 years ago, and to this day, humans depend on them for transport across arid environments. They can easily carry an extra 200 pounds (90 kilograms) while walking 20 miles (32 kilometers) a day in the harsh desert. Camels can travel as fast as horses but can also endure legendary periods of time without food or water. Humans have used camels for their wool, milk, meat, leather, and even dung, which can be used for fuel.
The dromedary camel, also known as the Arabian camel, exists today only as a domesticated animal. About 90 percent of the world’s camels are dromedaries. There are two types of Bactrian camels: one wild and one domesticated. Wild Bactrian camels are much different from domesticated Bactrians: they are trimmer, with smaller humps and less hair.
The dromedary camel has one hump and the Bactrian camel has two. What’s the easiest way to remember? Think of the capital letter D lying on its side: “D” stands for dromedary. Now think of the capital letter B on its side: “B” for Bactrian! But what’s in those humps? They store fat, not water. The fat becomes an energy source.
The length of time a camel can survive on this stored energy depends on climate and the animal’s activity levels. The size of the hump can change, depending on the amount of food the camel eats. When food is scarce, the camel’s body uses the fat stored in the hump, causing the hump to lean over and droop. A camel can go a week or more without water, and it can last for several months without food. It can survive a 40 percent body weight loss and then drink up to 32 gallons (145 liters) of water at one drinking session!
I always considered the camel a 'dignified' animal. Yet I did not know some of these other details.
Heck, be best to have some camels along with horses/mules/donkeys imo.
The problem with Dr. Ron Paul is...
he doesn't quite have the habit of speaking lightly, at all.
He wasn't, in 2006/2007, and the people who didn't listen found out by themselves barely a year later.
Ron Paul, about gold... at $600/oz, in 2006 :
I hope you've started your food stockpiles and rest of prepping.
"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.
"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius
for Dr. Paul--
it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--
"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."
There is no duration defined in the Oath
One of the things we love about Paul is his consistency. He has been saying the same things for 30 years.
And we are still rolling along.
It sounds like Dr. Paul thinks the collapse is coming within a couple of years.
Perhaps, but spreading the message through Infowars does him no favors.
I here ya, but it was a chance to educate all of alex jones listeners. If you can believe alex he has a couple million listeners. That is a big audience. Is he really any worse than the fools on msnbc.
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