Scenario Challenge #1: Survival on Foot
Part 4: You follow the direction of the red-winged blackbird songs, and sure
enough head down a gentle slope into what seems to be a small drainage marsh that
is ringed with several acres of woods. The woods appear to be made up of a lot of
pecan, texas persimmons and ashe juniper trees, as well as a lot of understory growth.
You scout the wooded areas carefully around the marsh as the sun is just starting
to rise, and don't see any signs of people in the woods, although there are a couple
of buildings at least 1/2 mile in the distance to the west that look like they might
be ranch or farm houses.
You find a good natural shelter and decide one of your main priorities is making
sure you hydrate and refill all your water. It looks like this small wetlands area
may actually continue and feed into some larger body of water, and you're pretty
sure that there is a river running north/south that would take you close to your
You have iodiine tablets, a small metal pot and the ability to make fire. There
is a lot of tinder and kindling available, as well as many thickly vegetated areas
and the usual piece of occasional trash, to include glass bottles, beer/pop cans,
plastic bottles and tin cans.
Question 10: What do you think is the best way to purify
your water from this marsh?
Question 11: What are some of the pathogens might you
be most concerned with from water in a location like this?
- Other (what, specifically if so?)
Question 12: If you had to start a fire to boil water,
either during the day, evening or night, what are some of your options to do so
and avoid being seen? What would be your first choice of ways to do this?
Question 13: What do you think are some of the primary
security considerations that determine your best location to hide out and sleep
during the day?
Go on to Part 5