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