Who Will Survive? Season 1 Round 5
Everyone (Players, Past and Present, and Viewers) can vote on the survival probability of each entry. The lowest rating is “1” and the highest rating is “5”. All entries below are written by the remaining participants in the game. One (2) participant will be eliminated this round. Voting for Round 5 will conclude on 2/14/2016. Results will be posted on 2/15/2016. All participants will receive their instructions by email during the week. Entries are decided on 50% by the popular vote and 50% by the insight of the selection committee.
Note Upcoming: Round 5 will feature (2) eliminations and also will begin anonymous voting on entries. Names will be posted with results, but the live popular voting will be anonymous for the top contenders.
Round 5 Scenario:
You have tried your best to ward off the bear, but it’s not buying it! It stands upright and shows it’s teeth as it growls. What do you do? Look at the picture above for the physical description of your area. The bear charges at you, treating you as a threat or as food. How will you defeat the bear? Will you run or fight? Describe your actions and scenario! As a reminder, after Round 5, two players will be eliminated!
The bears not buying it! And not only that, but it seems to be very angry at me. How do I know that? Kind of from the way it is charging at me. Seeing that this is a black bear, playing dead will do me no good in this situation neither will climbing a tree, black bears are excellent climbers. My only option is to try to fight it. First, I will side step his charging assault. Bears have a wider center of gravity, so they cannot turn quickly. Weaving in and out, I will run to the closest heavy branch I can find, and will pick it up to defend myself with. This and my knife are the only two things I will need. My only hope is that I can get a lucky hit on the bears nose, this will stun him long enough for me to have time to gouge out his eyes. With any luck the bear will leave at first site of resistance, but if not I will have to simply immobilize him enough that I can make a safe escape.
Well, the bear is still coming at me. Since its not being scared off, and in fact it is coming right at me, I better move it! I won’t stand a good chance fighting it, at least not here. I know it’s fast and I can’t outrun it long. I will quickly run off the road and into the trees so that I have a batter chance of avoiding its wrath. Once I have some obstacles between me and it, I can throw or strike at it with sticks and other stuff around, while I try to move away. (It could be territorial or have cubs, which moving locations would be good). Aim for its face, especially its nose. Hopefully it loses intrest or thinks that I am not worth the struggle. I always have my knife it it gets too bad.
So the bear is charging me but the location I am at is ideal. First, I will position myself right on the edge of the road on the downward sloped side with my back to the downward slope. Next once the bear gets within 6 to 8 feet of me I will side step to the right or left depending on which side the bear is coming from. Because bears are so large the have a lot of momentum so the bear wont be able to stop quickly or turn causing it to go down the hill. This will give me a height advantage as it will be slightly harder to climb up hill so as soon as the bear begins to stumble down hill I will start to throw sticks and rocks at the bears face which should deter it. If this fails and the bear continues to charge at me I will pull out my lighter, crack it, light it, and throw it at the bears face, once the lighter makes contact with the bear it will presumable explode deterring the bear and if nothing else buying me time to either flee or continue to bombard the bear with rocks. If this still does not deter the bear and the bear comes on me I will grab a stick hold it upward from my chest. When and if the bear goes to fall on me I will slide over at the last second causing it to land on the stick which will most likely seriously injure the bear causing it to flee. If this yet does not work I will fight the bear by striking it in the face with hands and feet till my last breath.
There is only one thing to do. I need to show a strong force against it, making it think that I am not worth the fight! I would yell at it and throw what I am holding at its face. As it nears, I would lunge at it and aim for its face with my knife. If I injure it, I could stun it and escape. If it mauls me, then I could play dead at a last ditch effort. Hopefully it will not see me as a threat then and leave.
Since the black bear is now charging aggressively, I need to pray and discipline myself to remain calm and continue with my plan. It is a solid plan, so I must stick with it. If I panic or turn to run now, I’m doomed. So I will use my sturdy walking stick and my light reflective blanket to intimidate the bear or defend the attack. First, I will put the blanket on the stick and raise the stick straight up over my head, to make it look like I’m twice as tall. With my natural height plus the length of my raised arm plus the length of the stick, and the width and light reflection of the blanket, I will appear 12 feet tall plus the blanket will seem unnatural and eerie to the bear. While I’m doing this, I will growl and yell at the bear. I will also actually step toward the bear to demonstrate that I’m nothing to mess with. The bear’s aggression at this point is somewhat out of character anyway, especially for an undisturbed black bear, so I’m hoping this move will surprise it and cause it to back off. It will probably retreat as I slowly & loudly advance. If not, then I will plan to lower the walking stick and blanket to a horizontal position once the bear is about 8 feet away, and I will jam the stick & blanket into the bear’s mouth and throat, like a lance. The bear will immediately stop its approach to react to the unexpected pain and choking, and it will work to remove the stick and blanket, but the blanket will complicate this process for the bear. I can flee and hide as the bear stops to expel the objects, and the bear will inevitably retreat at that point. I can then carefully return to retrieve my stick and blanket, and clean the blanket in the snow as I quickly resume my trek. Hey, these are desperate steps, but it’s a desperate situation.
Well, the bear doesn’t seem to like me, and decides to come at me viciously. I don’t want to run because that would just make him want to eat me more, and he would probably be able to out run me anyways. So, i’ll just have to defend myself from the bear. I see a few sticks around me that I can use to defend myself with. I quickly grab one that is decently long so I can keep the bear far enough away from me so he can’t reach me. I would try to use the stick to prevent him from attacking me, and I would yell at him to try to scare him off. If I could help it, I wouldn’t try to hurt him because that would make him more mad, and I would pray he gets uninterested and leaves. If need be, I would have to attack him, and hope he realizes that he doesn’t want to get into a fight, and leaves. Then I would continue my journey to my aunts house still aware of my surroundings and making sure the bear is actually gone.
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