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Island 3 Day 2

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Island 1 MembersIsland 1 MembersIsland 3 Day 2



It was a challenge to get work done over the weekend, wasn’t it? Well, each member needs an assigned role. You have already gathered your supplies, explored the island, and created a map. Now you need to make plans for how to survive.



Section [06] Members



Look at the member page again, and add a third column to the member table that will be called “roles.” You should decide based on survival IQ and quality of contributions who will do what. You must also nominate and elect a leader. But first, write job descriptions for each role. Figure out how you will do this so it is fair for the rest of the sections. Remember, every member must still contribute to the wiki in order to get a grade.



Some of the roles you NEED to consider are:  

  • Leader the leader will not only have the final say, but he or she will also make sure every member is doing their part and contributing to their project. A leader’s main job will be to leave comments for the other groups. During an emergency, they should be able to order around the people and be in charge without making bad desicions and getting the power to their head. (Clark did this part, he didnt have internet)
  • Hunter gatherers In charge of hunting animals, gathering/searchiing for edible vegetation. Search the ocean, forest,and rivers for food.  Ration the amount of food that everyone consumes so that there is a steady supply of food. Food shortage. Attacked by animals or a food shortage are the type of emergencies that would happen that the hunter gatherers could help with.
  • Builders/maintainers of shelters: to build a resistant shelter that is large and able to protect humans from the natural diasters.  Keep them renovated and up to scale by cleaning it and keeping it kept well.  They are also like maids and housekeepers because they will clean it for livable conditions.  During emergencies their is an emergency shelter on the other side of the island that is underground.
  • Water and firewood gatherers: they collect water from the river and oceans for drinking and making for the food. they also gather firewood for cooking the food. In case of emergency, they will have the abundance of water and firewood because these are two main resources we need to survive with making food.
  • Cook- they make the food, they serve out the rations to the people. if there is an emergency they can make a type of food or product that could potetially help the situation.
  • Search chief- stands at a high point on the the island and trys to find planes or ships that he can flag down and get the attention of, also advises the leader. (Clark came up with this information, his internet was not working)
  • Medic- inspects all the other people for injuries and aids them. An emergency is if someone gets a severce illness that the medic cannot fix and it spreads to the others.




Last tip: it would be useful if the members of the same section are in a similar role, that way you can complete a task together. The leader can be from any section and contribute to their particular group as he or she wishes.




Section [09] Members



First, do you approve of the leader nominated and chosen by the previous group?


If not, nominate a new leader: We have nominated Carlyn as our new leader.



You now have been assigned roles, but for today, you are also the plan builders. You must come up with a plan of action for the following situations:

Medical emergency: [you must specify what is in your first aid kit on Day 1]

100 band aids( with an assortment of sizes), 3 flares, gauzes, rubbing alcohol, tweezers, rubber gloves, burn ointment, sting and bug ointment, solar flashlight, pre-wrap, advil, and athletic tape.




Hunting/Gathering Techniques:


To hunt and gather there will be a few people on the gathering team per day, scouting and collecting barriers and other naturally grown fruits and vegetables. They will climb palm trees to collect coconuts by throwing heavy rocks at the branches of the palm tree to shake the coconuts down. We will use the swiss army knife to cut branches to attach sharp rocks to and tie the sharp rocks on the end to make spears. We will use the fishing kit to catch wild fish and cook it with the flint and steel to make fire. The fishing kit has mini nets, fishing line, hooks, fake fish, and buoys. Also we will use the clams from the island as a protein source. We will use the mini net in the fishing kit to collect minnows to use as bait for larger fish. Also we will swim into the ocean and collect seaweed which we will lie down on the beach and dry out before eating.


Possible Mutiny:

We will tie the offender up to a palm tree using MANY MANY palm tree leaves for two days with little food. Then we will use the conch shell to summon the people. We will have a trial and share opinions about how this should be dealt with. The trial is managed by the leader (if the leader is being mutinied then the next in succession). There will be a majority vote for what actions should be taken.

Possible punishments:

  • jail-like separation
  • waste clean up
    • like cleaning the fish (or other grosser jobs)
  • gathering firewood

     (Punishments like waste clean up or gathering firewood are jobs that other people have. So these punishments      will give those with these jobs a break).


Attempts to get rescued:

We will have a fire burning in case a search helicopter happens to fly over. We will do this by cutting wood with the swiss army knife and start the fire with the flint and steel. We also have the road flares in the first aid kit which could be used to signal helicopters or planes which will be used only if a plane or helicopter is seen.




Tip:  Include how you will use the six tools and your island’s natural resources (as shown in the introduction page) to solve these problems.




1. Swiss Army Knife


2 satellite phone


3first aid kit


4pot and pan


5 Fishing kit


6 Flint and steel



Section [04] Members



First, do you approve of the leader nominated and chosen by the previous group? No, Carlyn is good!


If not, nominate a new leader:



You now have been assigned roles, but for today, you are contributing to plans surrounding shelter.


  • Decide where your shelter will be built (based on the map created by your group; consider how long it takes to get to places and also what kind of problems you might encounter from your island).
  • Create a visual model of what your shelter/s looks like.


- we build it, so we utilize our builders

- we can select a safe location

- the cave has a river running down the middle of it, which will flood and sweep our supplies and belongings away, and could pose a threat to our well-being

- the cave could collapse on us when we are sleeping in there

- since we are in the equatorial region, there is a monsoon season, which would flood the cave and fill it with water

- the shelter will be located near the beach, lagoon, forest, and river; these four features of our island provide us with many resources. The cave is only near the beach, and is next to the swamp which is filled with snakes and spiders (a health problem)

- the cave could be small and cramped, while if we were to build a structure, it could be as big and safe and sturdy as we need

- planes flying overhead will not notice a cave as a sign of live; but the houses and fire of the man made structure could attract them to save us

- the cave cannot hold fire, as it will fill the cave with smoke

The huts would be made out of wood from the forest or the palm tree line. We would cut down the trees with sharp rocks from the lagoon or the river. The builders would build them. The wall is optional, and would be made out of rocks and sealed together with mud. The roofs would be made of palm leaves and vines from the forest and the palm trees. The beds would be made of leaves and palm. The fire would need a constant source of ignition, which is why we need to be near a forest. The square on the map demonstrates where we would be located. We are safely away from the swamp which has dangerous snakes and spiders.



Comments (18)

Sami said

at 11:34 am on Oct 27, 2008

Clark helped with all these roles but his internet was down

matt tao said

at 12:40 pm on Oct 27, 2008

Colin helped me with the medical emergency first aid kit!

Carlyn Vachow said

at 12:42 pm on Oct 27, 2008

Colin and Hallie typed most of our plans, but we all discussed.

agais said

at 12:42 pm on Oct 27, 2008

We need to have it so that a fire is burning at all times, that could even be somebodie's job

hallie said

at 12:44 pm on Oct 27, 2008

Whoever created the description of hunter/gatherers was very good. They did a great job explaining what exactly this occupation is suppose to do. Also it was a good idea to include rationing into the occupation in case at one point there is a scarcity of food. I do however question the maid/housekeeper portion of the description because we don't have many people on the Island and therefore it may be more affective to just clean up after ourselves instead of having designated people to. Good Job.

Carlyn Vachow said

at 1:51 pm on Oct 27, 2008

I agree with Hallie about the maid/housekeeper. We need to decide what we want to do about waste. We should decide on something that each person will/can do to clean up the island or the part of the island that we use.

Brigitte Leschhorn said

at 4:38 pm on Oct 27, 2008

Carlyn, creating a waste management program would be a brilliant idea.

scritchfieldjain said

at 5:10 pm on Oct 27, 2008

Hi Island! We need to decide about shelter. We have two options; live in a cave, or live in a shelter. Connor, Katherine, and Chris will list why we should live in a cave and Micheal and I will talk about why we should live in a shelter. Please vote on which one we should live in. Thanks!

Carlyn Vachow said

at 7:55 pm on Oct 27, 2008

just a thought. How would we go about building shelter. We are stuck with six supplies, none of which are helpful for building shelter. I would say cave, unless we can find a way to use our supplies to build shelter.

Carlyn Vachow said

at 7:56 pm on Oct 27, 2008

Austin, a fire is a good idea. Maybe not burning all the time though.

mkohn said

at 1:04 pm on Oct 28, 2008

Carlyn, the cave has a stream running in it as shown in the picture. this would lead to flooding if there was a storm. We would lose all that we had and maybe even a member of our tribe. The river is downstream of a swamp, so dangerous animals could come downstream and attack. we need a safe and reliable shelter. We had class already and me and Sophie talk to Mrs. L and she said we should go with the one we have finished and planned out. therefore the shelter that is not in the cave would be the one we would go forth with to Friday's Challenge. This is the safest and the most secure shelter at the moment. she said if we were to design another shelter then you may be able to have a vote over the new shelter. These reasons are why we should go with the shelter that is not in the cave and on land. Carlyn as the chief it is my responsibility to inform you on the issues on the shelter since i am a builder. these are some of my views and should be taken into consideration.

Michael Kohn

mkohn said

at 1:07 pm on Oct 28, 2008

As stated on the other side of the Island their is a shelter that we could use which is underground so there is another reason to have it above ground.

Carlyn Vachow said

at 3:33 pm on Oct 28, 2008

Okay! It's a good plan. Nice job

hallie said

at 1:12 pm on Oct 30, 2008

Very good plan. It is important to keep in mind that we need to be close to rivers for water. Also the caves may have dangers like bats and snakes in caves which we won't want to sleep near.

Brigitte Leschhorn said

at 3:50 pm on Oct 31, 2008

Good job island 3. Your other members need to start writing some comments as well though.

crogers said

at 12:46 pm on Nov 12, 2008

Sorry I didnt comment on this page but at the time my internet was down

Colin Phelan said

at 3:35 pm on Nov 13, 2008

good comments guys

agais said

at 8:34 pm on Nov 13, 2008

I would have commented, but it seemed like the conversation was over

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