Today, I am going to drop you into the Lakes Basin. You're only 9 miles from a trailhead, but that trailhead is a good 45 minutes (in a car, which you don't have) from a paved road. Once you hit that road, you are about a twenty minute drive to the nearest grocery store in a small town. Although, you are only five minutes from a coffee stand once you hit that asphalt (priorities, you know).
You are dropped alone with the following items: Tent Sleeping Bag Backpack
You have the clothes on your back so I hope that you layered. I went with longjohns underneath jeans and a t-shirt with a sweatshirt over it. I'm wearing two pairs of socks in my tennis shoes and a beanie on my head.
You have to make it 7 days on your own. Your prize for surviving the week will be a whopping $100,000. (Not in reality, though. In reality, the prize is much smaller. See below for details.)
In the backpack, you have a water bottle, iodine tablets (for purifying your water), waterproof matches, a swiss army knife, a small frying pan and a book on edible plants. You get to choose THREE items to add to your backpack. What would you add and how would it help you survive the week? You can be realistic (fish hook to help you catch fish, rope to help make a snare, etc.) or you can use your imagination (shiny object to give to the Fae in exchange for a bed and meals, trading Bigfoot fish for protection from the cougar who roams the territory, etc.).
Most creative answer wins a $10 Starbucks card. That's almost three grande skinny vanilla lattes, or three tall Americanos. Who doesn't love coffee???
So how do you score yourself this Starbucks card?
1. Follow Me (You want to! I have some great blog posts coming up along with a really fun Summer Giveaway on Fun Friday!) 2. Sidebar Me (Pretty Please!) 3. Comment (Don't forget to list the 3 items you will need and how you will use them. Include your email address so that I can pick the winner!)
Winner will be announced on SATURDAY! Dazzle me and you win the prize!
I am an Humane Education teacher & writer living in Burbank, California. I left television production almost a decade ago to pursue my passion - animals. Along the way, I snagged myself a super handsome, extremely patient and very supportive husband. We rescued three cats - Ol' One Eye Pip, Eowyn the Snow Leopard and Wednesday the Butt. We also ended up with an American Staffordshire Terrier pup, Lily. I co-founded my own non-profit (Paws and Learn Humane Education Center) and spend three days a week in the schools educating kids about kindess to animals, dog bite prevention, city wildlife, pet overpopulation and responsible pet ownership. I love my job, but I also love to write. I spend my spare time writing and daydreaming. I love the outdoors and enjoy hikes with my hubby, friends and our dogs! Life is what we make of it and I am making the most of mine.