Group Activity Exercise for GDPI sea survival

Group Activity Exercise for GDPI 8 – Life of Pie by Cetking

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Life of Pie

You have chartered a boat with three friends, for the holiday trip of a lifetime across the Indian Ocean. Because none of you have any previous sailing experience, you have hired an experienced skipper and two-person crew. Unfortunately in mid Indian a fierce fire breaks out in the ships galley and the skipper and crew have been lost whilst trying to fight the blaze. Much of the yacht is  destroyed and is slowly sinking. Your location is unclear because vital navigational and radio equipment have been damaged in the fire. Your best estimate is that you are many hundreds of miles from the nearest landfall.  You and your friends have managed to save 15 items, undamaged and intact after the fire. In addition, you have salvaged a four man rubber life craft and a box of  matches.

Your task is to rank the 15 items in terms of their importance for you, as you wait to be rescued. Place the number 1 by the most important item, the number 2 by the second most important and so forth until you have ranked all 15 items.

 

  1. A sextant
  2. A shaving mirror
  3. A quantity of mosquito netting
  4. A 25 liter container of water
  5. A case of army rations
  6. Maps of the Indian Ocean
  7. A floating seat cushion
  8. A 10 liter can of oil/petrol mixture
  9. A small transistor radio
  10. 20 square feet of opaque plastic sheeting
  11. A can of shark repellent
  12. One bottle of 160 proof rum
  13. 15 feet of nylon rope
  14. 2 boxes of chocolate bars
  15. An ocean fishing kit & pole

 

Stage 1

Your task as a group is to list the above 12 items in order of importance for your survival.  List the uses for each (not asked in the Group Activity but for your purpose/practice)

 

Your Ranking Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

 

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Solution:

Most important: Food water signals and clothers
A 25 liter container of water
A 10 liter can of oil/petrol mixture
A case of army rations
An ocean fishing kit & pole
20 square feet of opaque plastic sheeting (shelter from sun and wetness)

Not so important:
A shaving mirror
A floating seat cushion
A small transistor radio
A can of shark repellent
15 feet of nylon rope
2 boxes of chocolate bars
A quantity of mosquito netting (fishing for food)

Least important
One bottle of 160 proof rum ( alcohol will induce dehydration so more water u will need)
A sextant ( it’s always advised to stay close to the crashed plane or boat as much possible as help will come to the spot first. Don’t venture too far away from accident spot) it won’t help u anyways as you can use stars and sun for direction.
Maps of the Indian Ocean (you don’t need map as it won’t give very minute details like nearest island etc etc)