Weekend Survival Trip: My 7 Items
Start writing a post

Weekend Survival Trip: My 7 Items

I write this, if only to reassure myself that this trip will be fun.

Weekend Survival Trip: My 7 Items
Lilly Pittman

This week I am going on a trip. I'm not entirely sure where, but somewhere nearby. I am going with my Survival Techniques Class. This class is a one credit health and human performance elective at George Fox University. It's a two-night trip, which (at this moment) sounds luxurious.

However, there's a catch: as it is a survival trip, I can only bring 7 items. Now, these items do not include clothing; I can wear as many layers as I want to. However, I cannot bring any food or homework.

Here's what I'm taking:

1. A pocket knife.

I'm going to use this to make tinder. I doubt I'll actually start a fire though.

2. An 8x10 tarp and twenty-five feet of rope.

This is my best hope for waterproofing. Maybe Oregon will decide to hold off the rain. Probably not.

3. A 1-quart water bottle — full of water.

I've been told there will be a nearby water source, but I don't know if the water will be drinkable or not. Hopefully I return without getting too dehydrated.

4. A lighter.

Fire-making will give me something to do with my time at the very least. An added bonus if I succeed.

5. A sleeping bag.

I hope to sleep a lot this weekend. Hopefully this keeps me warm through the long night.

6. Homemade deodorant.

I've been making my own deodorant for some time now. As it is oil based, it will catch fire easily. It will also keep me from smelling, keep my skin moisturized and repel bugs.

7. Haven't decided.

There are many things I could choose. A flashlight could be helpful. So could a book. My phone would be nice, if only to take pictures. I'm not sure yet.

I have a feeling this weekend is going to be both fun and miserable. I'll probably get lonely, cold, hungry and sleep-deprived. However, I am interested to experience these things, for I wonder what they'll teach me.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day Without a Valentine

You know YOU are not determined by your romantic status

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day Without a Valentine

Although the most romantic and love-filled holiday is right around the corner, it's important to know that Feb.14, the middle day of the shortest month of the year, doesn't need to be determined by your current romantic status. With that being said, you can either choose to sulk over the fact that you're single or you can make the best out of Valentine's Day without even having one.

Here are a few ideas to celebrate the day:

Keep Reading... Show less

7 Fun Facts About The Eiffel Tower

The iconic landmark is reinventing itself with a splashy new color.

Eiffel Tower

Soon, the 2024 Summer Olympics are coming to Paris, and the Eiffel Tower will be in the spotlight.

Embedded so much into Paris's identity, the iconic landmark is no stranger to historic events and world-class gatherings over the years. It is sure to shine again.

Keep Reading... Show less

Blue Skies Weren't Always Blue

You don't just start as the person you are meant to be; there is a journey full of ups and downs that mold a person, so this is my journey.

Blue Skies Weren't Always Blue

Overall I'd love to say I grew up a happy overly enthusiastic child that was taught to love herself and be loved by everyone else, but I can't say that and I never will. My smile wasn't always as bright as it is today, but this is the story behind my smile, the story about how I got here to the happiest place I'll ever be. I'll begin at freshman year of high school.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Heart Wants what the Heart Wants

Just remember sometimes it is gonna hurt, whether we want it to or not!

The Heart Wants what the Heart Wants
Where to start...... Let me start with the cliche that life throws us curveballs and what we do with it is what counts.

One day he walked into my life. UNEXPECTED! And one day he walked out!

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

See which conversations rose to the top on Odyssey this week!


New response writers means exciting new conversations on Odyssey! We're proud to spotlight our talented creators and the topics that matter most to them. Here are the top three response articles of last week:

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments