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The PUCKER FACTOR...then servival....

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posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 04:47 PM
Say you were taking a trip to a low land enviornment with a large mountain. you find that a mojor storm had came in and the water has risen so high the water has cut you off between land, people and comunication for hundreds of miles and the water may not go down for a long long time.

after 1 week of non stop rain you decide to walk around on the mountain that is now your own personal island and find that you lost all your gear in the flood. all you have on you is a gerber, pair of shoes with laces, black pants, a grey shirt, a worn out baseball cap, and a commb.

after walking around for half a day you have found a single barbed hook, a cd, a small 3"x3" green pice of velcrow. you also find yourself in a heavely wooded area by a streem. what would you do in order to service this situation.

posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 04:50 PM
reply to post by texasoutlaw

Is this a desert island?



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 04:52 PM
it is a wooded area with no sand but near the stream, the ground is made of dirt. verry tropical enviornment.

posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 05:05 PM
OK, is it too much to ask to proof-read a post before hitting the submit button?

Just asking.


posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 05:06 PM
Well first things first, i'd make a shelter. If it's raining a lot i'm not going to want to get soaked all the time and risk hypothermia.

The cd would make a good signalling mirror, you can use the hole for sighting a specific target i'd imagine. Failing that, hang it somewhere so it dangles permanently and saves you holding it...someone may spot it. I wouldn't hang it with the laces though, save them, use thread from your clothing or something.

With a lace and the hook, make a fishing line, crude but might work. Plenty of worms for bait in the woods.

You could try a few traps with the wood in the forest, might bag yourself a few small critters.

Get a fire going, providing you've learnt how to make fire from bugger all.

The baseball cap.....hmmm, what to do with that? Maybe use it as a bit of filter for your drinking water?

Not sure about the velcro, and i guess the comb could be used to make yourself look presentable for the rescue services.


posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 05:10 PM
First order of business is food and water. I'd locate the cleanest stream I could and camp out close to it. Since it is a tropical environment, there should be plenty of edible plants around for starters.

I'd begin cutting vines next (I never go anywhere without my pocketknife). The vines can be strung between some trees to make a net, and foliage can be cut and draped over the vines to provide some form of dry shelter.

Next order of business is to better my food supply. I have a shoelace and a barbed hook. Fishing time!
For bait all I need do is dig up some wet ground with my hands for grubs or worms. For a float I can use a small piece of dead wood, and a longer piece from a young sapling makes a great pole.

Next I need to cook the fish. I use the other shoelace and a fresh stick to make a bow configuration, and use that to rub another stouter stick against an old piece of partially rotten wood. It'll take some time (especially if I need to dry everything out in the sun first), but I can make a fire this way.

Of course, if I'm alive, it means I have (had?) smokes and a lighter handy.
Even after the smokes are gone, I'd still have a lighter, so I'd use it if it still worked.

Fish are easy to clean, and all you need to cook them with is a stick. Spear the fillets and hold 'em over that little fire... wha-la! Fish dinner!

Now it's time to go scouting. There has to be some tobacco plants on this mountain!


posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 05:15 PM
reply to post by TheRedneck

Good thing I checked before I posted.


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