What do I bring? to survive in a desert?

Your vehicle broke down and you and your partner are stranded in the Mojave desert. You vehicle has the following. Each person is allowed to carry 20 pounds of weight what are you going to carry?

You must pick from the following that is in your jeep:

  • up to five gallon of water - each gallon weighs 8 pounds.
  • first aid/survival kit (includes fire-starting materials) - 3 pounds.
  • Food up to 12 pounds.
  • Black powder pistol and ammo- 6 pounds.
  • White Blanket - 2 pounds.
  • 2 swiss army knives- 6 oz. each.
  • Spare tire - 25 lbs.
  • Antennae - 1 lb.
You must come together as a team and agree what you will carry and decide on a reason as to why it is important to bring the items along and to leave the items behind. Civilization is a 5 day trek. Use this data sheet to record your decisions!
You will be graded on quite simply rather you and your partner survive. Let's discuss what we decided to bring on our survival journey through the desert.



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