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03 Ranger XLT over on the Chatter Box got me thinking when he asked what is the longest you have slept for.

What is the longest you have gone without sleeping?

How about without eating? (We'll say water doesn't count)

How about without bathing? (Wet wipes don't count)

Me about 30 hours without a god's honest moment of sleep, then I got about 2.5 hours and was up for another 16.

No more than 16 hours without food, I'd love to try fasting for 24 hours to see what hunger really feels like.

I went 8 days without bathing do to an army operation, we were all very ripe.

Just some good stuff to go through to understand how you would handle a disaster scenario that might involve these things.
 

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I remember as a kid to see how long I can go before passing out. I went 36 hours and slept for 2 hours and didnt even know it. I seriously thought I just "blinked" but the movie I was watching was over that I just started.

Never really tried to starve myself but im sure that if/when I get picked up for flight warrant and I have to go through SERE its going to test my limits.

Bathing is only a couple of days when we had not water in Iraq and had to quit taking bottle water showers cause we were getting low on those. I could take a complete shower in 4 bottles of those 16 ozs.
 

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36 hours straight at work, they got a little upset but we made the contracted date and received the early bonus of over 750K. I felt like a zombie afterwards

Shower/ bath, Minus my craptastic childhood from my worthless mother, since I was a young kid, I will not count that, but I was homeless for about 2 years so you can only imagine the stories I have. So I will say it would also a military experiance, when in the Marines '98, Greece, we lost all but one genny, so the call came down to a vote. MREs till we leave but will have showers, OR 2 warm meals a day MRE for the other meal but no showers. There was only 30something of us on this port. The vote was pretty much everyone for option 2 since we had been eating MREs for typically 2 but sometimes 3 meals a day for the last 90 days. We still had 13 days till we left. The plan was originally to transfer the genset the last day for showers, but it broke 2 days prior to leaving. so the last 2 days were MREs and we smelled like well.... the outhouses we had been using the last 3.5 months. We flew commercially back, and I feel SO bad for those poor flight attendants. They were nto paid enough to serve us that flight, and I know their impresion of Marines changed during that 12 hour flight. They were eventially told what happened, and I think that they felt more sorry for us than we did for them at the end.

Food, again minus the childhood experiance, I have gone over 24 hours without eatting a few times. BUT I will say this, it is going to be the lack of sleep AND the lack of food PLUS the low morale, that is going to really pull almost everyone but the meth heads down in a disaster. Since without replenishing the fuel for your body, you really will turn in to a live zombie, and everyone regardless of who they are really needs something happy once and a while.
 

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What is the longest you have gone without sleeping?
I've been just over 96 hours with no sleep, happened several years ago. I don't recommend it -- after the 3-4 day mark, you start having dissociative hallucinations, paranoia, and memory loss.

How about without eating? (We'll say water doesn't count)
I've done... lessee... a 12-day juice fast. Managed to go almost 2 weeks with water and fruit juice, no food / solids / creams. If you've got some powdered juice mix, it's empty calories but it'll satisfy hunger a little better.

How about without bathing? (Wet wipes don't count)
Are you serious? I went to college. I swear some of those guys went the whole semester without showering. I'd estimate 2 weeks is m absolute limit before the flies tell me its time ;)
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40 hours with no sleep. The hours from 5am to 7am are the WORST. Getting all jacked on coffee keeps you up but destroys your ability to get real sleep when you finally hit the bed.

I don't go without food. It makes me cranky.
 

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no sleep: never really kept track too much. I know I've gone over 20 hours more than a few times. I know when I start hallucinating, its time to pull over for a nap. but that usually doesn't happen unless I have been sleep deprived for awhile.

not eating: a couple of days I imagine, back when I was cutting weight for wrestling, but I think I usually ate stuff like dry air popped pop corn or a slice or 2 of bread, so it might be more like a day.

no bath: probably about a week when I was away from civilization.
 

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32 hours straight at work + an hour commute each way.
 

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Without sleep:
Longest stretch was about 40 hours, and involved 36 straight hours on the job to meet an airport runway construction deadline. I was dead tired, but then once home I just could not fall asleep once I had the chance... took a few hours of tossing & turning.

Without food:
Two days.

Without bathing:
About a week (on a bush country fishing trip... we all got very pungent).
 

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What is the longest you have gone without sleeping?

About 48 hours ... Was sent out to fix a radio on a remote LZ (LZ Stud). Took all day and into the night to get the original problem fixed ... Then the waveguides were taken out by enemy fire. That took most of the day to fix ... Then the LZ was hit before I could get out. Spent the night sitting in a firehole, with orange flares creaking overhead, while shooting at shadows ... Slept like a baby when I finally got back to Da Nang.

How about without eating? (We'll say water doesn't count)

3 days ... Socked in on hill 950. Resupply choppers couldn't come in. We ran out of C-rats, but we did have beer, coke, and candy bars. So, maybe that doesn't count. :cool:

How about without bathing? (Wet wipes don't count)

6 weeks ... Again on 950 ... just GI showers, and shaving in a steel pot. Washed my socks and skivvies in it, too.
 

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About 84 hours is the longest without sleep. 48 to 50 was a normal occurence. But I dont know if this counts since I have severe insomnia. The army will boot you out for it too. A nice drug combination my doctor came up with helps me get 2 or 3 hours every night now.

My mom only sleeps a few hours a night, so maybe it hereditary.

Without food maybe 24 hours and then I was just involved in a project and didn't eat.

Never without water. I always have water with me!

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What is the longest you have gone without sleeping?
42 hours, after 36 hours? I was a zombie (no offense zombie hunter)

How about without eating? (We'll say water doesn't count)
3 days in the back woods, after the first day? You don't even miss it, by day 3? Your judgement is SEVERELY impaired. You stop being "funny" about things. Crickets, earthworms, and grubs are very tasty when you're that hungry.

How about without bathing? (Wet wipes don't count)
4 days, after that? I found a river.
 

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40 hours working on a reactor in the Navy. We were zombies at the end. Could have gone a while longer but glad we didn't need to . . .

Food - about 36 hours. I get too crabby.
 

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03 Ranger XLT over on the Chatter Box got me thinking when he asked what is the longest you have slept for. When I was 15, and had absolutely no responsibilities, I stayed up until 5am one night, then fell asleep and didn't end up waking up until about 10:00pm that night. I actually woke up feeling like garbage.

What is the longest you have gone without sleeping?Me and a friend tried to stay up as long as we could, ended up lasting about 32 hours before we passed out.

How about without eating? (We'll say water doesn't count)Never had to go long without eating, i'm curious to know how long I could handle it though.

How about without bathing? (Wet wipes don't count)I've gone a week without bathing. Went up North with my dad on a week long camp/hunt. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Just some good stuff to go through to understand how you would handle a disaster scenario that might involve these things.
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Working third shift went 30+ many times in less than 1 1/2 years. Bad case of insomnia funny thing was that I could sleep in the car driving home after work, like at red lights and driving down the road but not at home.
 

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sleep: 72 hours, slept for 24 afterwards, just to see I was totally strung out, it was the summer after junior year of high school

food: like 30 hours or so, that sucked, I was sick

Bathing: 3 weeks canoe guide see who can go the longest w/o bathing dare
 

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Without sleep? Well it was days and days...(Geez, I wanna say about 6 or 7?)

I used to do it for fun and to see how long I could go. After a while I started to essentially dream while I was awake. Made for some interesting hallucinations. You kind of turn into a zombie and everything is background noise. Pink elephants had complete conversations with me. I also used to stay up working for over 24 hours at a time (closer to 30 straight IIRC) but that was just boring....real boring.

How long without food? Hmmm, probably about 3 days or so. I could have gone longer I am sure but it wasn't a necessity or anything.

Without bathing? Geez, I don't know maybe 5 days or so. This was when I was younger as well...I didn't work up the man-funk I seem to muster now LOL

I KNOW I could never stay up that long now I get to about 40 hours awake and it is like a lightswitch...I'm out.

I could probably go longer without eating if I was so inclined...but I have to admit...I love me some food.

As for the bathing, I know I could go a long time if I so desired, but after a few days no one would want to be around me anymore LOL
 

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Longest time sleepless?

Not completely sure. It was definitely when I was living in Vegas playing poker for a living though. I woke up one friday around 2pm, went to a casino around 7 to play poker. Put in a 50 hour poker session and got home sunday night. I stayed up for a few more hours hanging out with some friends, and then tried to see how much longer I could stay awake. I sat down on the couch with my laptop and apparently fell asleep moments later. A friend took a picture of me on the couch passed out with my hands still on the keyboard ready to type. I had a half-typed sentence done on the computer, so apparently I fell asleep while in the middle of typing.

I would guess that was 58 hours awake.

Longest without eating? Absolutely no clue, I think I've spent a day where I completely forgot to eat, that was about it though.

Longest without showering? I would guess 3 days... Those were also 3 days that I didn't leave the house
 

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The longest I've stayed awake was 36 hours. My best friend and I decided we would try to hike up Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park at midnight after getting up at 10am the day before. We didn't get back until well into the afternoon the next day. I had to talk outload to myself as I drove the car back to the cabin just to make myself aware of what I was doing. That way I wouldn't drive off the side of the mountain.

I never tried to find out how long I can last without food. Don't really care to either.


Without bathing...probably a week.
 

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no sleep about 80 hours and for eating about 60 hours cann't say why
 

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No sleep, no idea.

No food, probably less than 36 hours.

No showering, 4 days. Went to a hockey camp in high school, showers were broken the whole weekend. Let's just say the parents hated the ride home.
 
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