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Old 04-24-2022, 05:52 PM
 
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If all money lost in life and you want to not work you can float on the lake and drink the water to survive correct ? And eat fish in the lake ? It’s pretty cool you have water you can drink and be surrounded in it . Unlike the oceans
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Old 04-24-2022, 05:55 PM
 
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with all the factories around the 5 lakes,wont the water be polluted with chemicals?
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Old 04-24-2022, 05:58 PM
 
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with all the factories around the 5 lakes,wont the water be polluted with chemicals?
Good point there might be other enclosed lakes in Michigan with less pollution in state parks, such as Green Lake / Interlochen center for the Arts… drinkable except some bacteria here and there like the swimmers itch stuff but that won’t harm you just make you itchy for a few days
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Old 04-24-2022, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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Hypothermia can occur in water below 70 degrees - the lake is below 70 on average 11 months of the year. Might not last very long just floating in a life vest...
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Old 04-24-2022, 07:45 PM
 
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If all money lost in life and you want to not work you can float on the lake and drink the water to survive correct ? And eat fish in the lake ? It’s pretty cool you have water you can drink and be surrounded in it . Unlike the oceans
You cannot. Carbs are the most important food you need. Without it, you would have to eat an enormous amount of fish, and I hope the type of fish found in the lake is fat otherwise you won't last 2 weeks. So if you do it bring pasta, and some fruits for fiber.
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Old 04-24-2022, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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You cannot. Carbs are the most important food you need. Without it, you would have to eat an enormous amount of fish, and I hope the type of fish found in the lake is fat otherwise you won't last 2 weeks. So if you do it bring pasta, and some fruits for fiber.
There's no essential carbohydrate, unlike fat and protein. However, some fiber is in the long term probably necessary for feeding bacteria that perform vital functions.

A pesky execution detail: catching, gutting, boning and preferably cooking the fish.

As someone else mentioned, hypothermia would get you first in the winter; being out in the sun all day would be a problem for many in the summer even that far north.
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Old 04-24-2022, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Too much mercury in that diet.
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Old 04-25-2022, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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The water is drinkable as long as you do not get into an algae bloom or an E-coli release, or other pockets of toxic pollution. It also depends on how far away from Chicago you are. However a large amount of the bottled water sold in stores come from Lake Michigan. So, yes, the water is drinkable, but it is usually filtered before it is bottled and sold.

In some locations that is a lot of PFAS in the water. I know it will evnetually give you cancer. Not sure what else it will do.

Yes, you will die if Hypothermia. Lake Michigan is never warm enough to survive in the water indefinitely and many times of the year you will die in a few minutes.

You can eat the fish and likely survive on them, however that depends on how far away from Chicago you are, what kind of fish you are catching. How would you catch the fish?

You would not likely survive the first storm to come along and storms ae frequent.
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Old 04-25-2022, 04:38 PM
 
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I've heard of being down on your luck but this one takes the cake.
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Old 04-25-2022, 05:00 PM
 
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Brrrrrrrrrr
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