posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 04:01 PM
Use your brain.
In any such situation, you will not be assured of having anything. There is no one good answer.
That last post about the packing peanuts was awesome, if you can find some thrown-out packing an plastic bags lying around. If you're in an area
where there are plenty of vines and dead logs, make a raft out of those. If the water is big enough to justify it, and you have enough time, make a
kayak. If there are old houses around, you can even make a pretty good makeshift raft by tearing out some of the lumber and using it.
Sometimes you might have to swim. Sometimes you might have to wade through it. Sometimes you can find a natural crossing. Sometimes, you might have to
The real trick is not having a blueprint in your head, but in being able to size up the situation and find the best solution. Do you have to cross
here? How much time do you have? What can you use that's accessible? Will the fire you use to make that kayak be seen by unfriendly forces? Can you
climb across (using overhanging trees for instance)? All these variables change constantly with each new challenge and it is up to you to find the
best course of action.
Of course, you could become familiar with the countryside where you will be escaping through and try to avoid large problems in the first place.