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Schazer
 Lost at Sea
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I had an activity in my Teachers' College class today that I thought would be fun to share with you guys!

Instructions
  1. Read the following scenario, then rank the 15 items in order of their importance to your survival, where 1 is the most important and 15 is the least.
    Post your answer in a reply, in spoiler tags!
  2. Step 2 happens after everyone posts their lists!

scenario Wrote:You are adrift on a private yacht in the South Pacific Ocean when a fire destroys the yacht and most of its contents.

You and four other survivors are now in a large raft with oars. Your location is unclear, but you estimate that you are about 1000 nautical miles south-south west of the nearest land.

One person has just found in their pockets five $10 notes and a cigarette lighter. Everyone else's pockets are empty.

The following items are available:
  • Sextant
  • Shaving mirror
  • 22 liters of water
  • Mosquito netting
  • 1 survival meal
  • Maps of Pacific Ocean
  • Floatable seat cushioni
  • 9 liters oil-petrol mix
  • Small transistor radio
  • Shark repellent
  • 2 square meters of black plastic
  • 1 litre 20-proof rum
  • 5 metres nylon rope
  • 24 chocolate bars
  • Fishing kit
02-06-2018, 09:50 PM
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NotABear
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22L Water
24 Chocolate Bars
2sqm Black Plastic
1 Survival Meal

Small Transistor Radio
Shaving Mirror

5m Nylon Rope
Seat Cushion
9L Oil-Petrol Mix

Maps of Pacific Ocean
Sextant

Fishing Kit
1L Rum
Mosquito Netting

Shark Repel
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This was a fascinating mind thing for me to work on, but I think I'd get too deep into a discussion about why I chose the things I did, so Im gonna just leave this here and see how well I did. ' -';
02-06-2018, 10:01 PM
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Kíeros
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Sure, let's do this. To the best of my abilities, here's how I'd rank them. I have reasonings for these, but I think that's what we'll need in phase two rather than one, so I didn't add them so as to not influence anyone.
Spoiler :
  1. Fishing kit
  2. 5 metres nylon rope
  3. 2 square meters of black plastic
  4. Shaving mirror
  5. Maps of Pacific Ocean
  6. Sextant
  7. Small transistor radio
  8. 22 liters of water
  9. 1 survival meal
  10. Mosquito netting
  11. 9 liters oil-petrol mix
  12. Floatable seat cushion
  13. 24 chocolate bars
  14. 1 litre 20-proof rum
  15. Shark repellent

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02-06-2018, 10:03 PM
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Reyweld
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EDIT: Can we read others answers after we submit our own?

Spoiler :
  1. 22 liters of water
  2. Fishing kit
  3. Sextant
  4. Small transistor radio
  5. 5 metres nylon rope
  6. 2 square meters of black plastic
  7. 1 litre 20-proof rum
  8. Maps of Pacific Ocean
  9. 24 chocolate bars
  10. Floatable seat cushioni
  11. Mosquito netting
  12. 1 survival meal
  13. Shaving mirror
  14. 9 liters oil-petrol mix
  15. Shark repellent

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(03-02-2015, 02:07 AM)Papers Wrote: i don't know what i expected from reyweld's new hawkspace thread
(06-02-2016, 04:16 AM)Schazer Wrote: Tokyo could kick your scrawny ass
(11-10-2017, 06:39 PM)Myeth Wrote: reach for the stars
And then annihilate them as a powermove
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02-06-2018, 10:09 PM
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Schazer
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Yeah go ahead! Don't change your own answers tho.
02-06-2018, 10:15 PM
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a52
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List I posted on discord:
Spoiler :
Quote:list:

water
sextant (if you know how to use it. that way you can navigate towards land and tell people on the radio about where you are)
radio
shaving mirror (to signal planes)
seat cushion (floatation)
nylon rope (rescuing people that fell off)
survival meal
bug net
map is okay i guess but the sextant probably won't give you a good enough guess for your location so a mental map would probably work just as well
black plastic might work as shelter from the sun in a pinch, though it would also be really hot

bad useless things:
oil+gas: cooking with that could poison you
fishing kit: raw fish could poison you
rum + chocolate: will make you thirstier
shark repellent: really unnecessary
02-06-2018, 10:18 PM
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ICan'tGiveCredit
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List I posted on discord:
Spoiler :
water
survival meal
mosquito netting
shaving mirror
oilpetrol mix
maps
small radio
seat cushion
black plastic
chocolate is a last resort of food
rum is a last resort of drink
rope
fishing kit
shark repellent
sextant

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02-06-2018, 10:21 PM
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Joe Starman
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Spoiler :
1. 22 litres of water
2. 2 square metres of black plastic
3. Small transistor radio
4. Fishing kit
5. 24 chocolate bars
6. 5 metres nylon rope
7. Floatable seat cushion
8. Mosquito netting
9. 1 survival meal
10. 1 litre 20-proof rum
11. 9 litres oil-petrol mix
12. Shark repellent
13. Maps of Pacific Ocean
14. Shaving mirror
15. Sextant

(02-16-2018, 08:26 AM)Myeth Wrote: m.ay you reincarnat.e as a bea-tiful(ful) bir.d in your next l-ife, Joe Starman
02-06-2018, 10:43 PM
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SeaWyrm
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Spoiler :
Sextant
Small transistor radio
2 square meters of black plastic
1 litre 20-proof rum
9 liters oil-petrol mix
Floatable seat cushioni
22 liters of water
Mosquito netting
24 chocolate bars
Shark repellent
5 metres nylon rope
Shaving mirror
Fishing kit
Maps of Pacific Ocean
1 survival meal
02-06-2018, 10:49 PM
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Mirdini
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Spoiler :
1. 22 liters of water
2. 2 square meters of black plastic
3. 5 metres nylon rope
4. Fishing kit
5. 24 chocolate bars
6. Shaving mirror
7. 1 survival meal
8. Small transistor radio
9. Sextant
10. Floatable seat cushion
11. 1 litre 20-proof rum
12. 9 liters oil-petrol mix
13. Maps of Pacific Ocean
14. Shark repellent
15. Mosquito netting
02-06-2018, 10:53 PM
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Sunspider
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I'm no survival expert, and have never been on the ocean, but here's my thoughts:
EDIT: Whoops, forgot the rope.

Spoiler :
Vital Survival Stuff:
1) 22 liters of water (Dehydration is the biggest worry. Drinking pee works at most once, in an emergency, I think.)
2) 2 square meters of black plastic (Keeps the sun off, and keeps heat in at night. Catch rainwater.)
3) 5 meters of nylon rope (Secure black plastic, which is very important. Useful on land)

Communications and Rescue:
4) Shaving mirror (Visual signalling)
5) Small transistor radio (Alert folks to your existence for rescue, hear if others are near)
6) Maps of Pacific Ocean (helps with rough sun-based navigation)
7) Sextant (Ideally with instructions? Could tell rescuers where you are, or find an island)

Improve Survival Chances:
8) 1 litre 20-proof rum (Disinfecting wounds, water, etc)
9) 24 chocolate bars (Easier to ration out. More calories than a survival meal)
10) 1 survival meal (Still got a lot of calories)
11) Fishing kit (Not a guarantee of food, but could help, esp if you find an island.)
12) Mosquito netting (Near-surface fishing? Keep bugs off near land?)
13) Floatable seat cushion (emergency float?)
14) 9 liters oil-petrol mix (Signal fire? Probably not good for cooking)
15) Shark repellent (Basically useless. This is not Batman)
02-06-2018, 11:10 PM
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Schazer
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Ok! Now you're all gonna argue and try reach a consensus about a final top 15. Do this on discord or wherever you like!
02-06-2018, 11:58 PM
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Reyweld
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Reyweld Wrote:1000 nautical miles is 1852 km
And apparently fastest rowing is ~7 km/h
264 hours of rowing
Just isn't going to happen with our supply options
(Assuming we know where to row)

I think that reaching land is not possible, and rescue is thus the priority

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(03-02-2015, 02:07 AM)Papers Wrote: i don't know what i expected from reyweld's new hawkspace thread
(06-02-2016, 04:16 AM)Schazer Wrote: Tokyo could kick your scrawny ass
(11-10-2017, 06:39 PM)Myeth Wrote: reach for the stars
And then annihilate them as a powermove
02-07-2018, 01:20 AM
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SeaWyrm
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We reached a top 3 item consensus on Discord. I left, but maybe they're nailing down #4 at this very moment!
02-07-2018, 03:06 AM
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