There were some really great rescue plans in that last post, thanks guys you all rock! I have some very intelligent friends here and each of you had atleast one unique tip for survival...that's just awesome! I learnt so much from the last post now I can even survive in the Amazon hehehe. I'd actually love to get lost with ALL of ya I swear :)...that would be good fun ha? Anyways, now I have to choose just one winner, and though it was VERY hard to do that (all of you were real winners), I had to go by the most 'Entertaining', 'Realistic', 'Practical', 'Funny' and 'Clever' answer. Congratts Anuj you won it and THANKS alot! You had me laughing as well as in awe of the knowledge you possessed. Maybe you've got lost a couple of times before? hahaha I hope not! Anyways, here's Anuj's answer for all of you to read..enjoy! And right below his plan, my answer is revealed. :) THANKS ALL it was good fun reading all your terrific plans MWAH I love you guys!
I knew we were holding hands when the gush of wind pushed a parakeet to our plane and the pilot being heartbroken at seeing a dead parakeet, he planned to finish the lives that would live at the cost of the parakeet's. He took us all down shouting 'Long live the parakeet'. I saw the dreadful Keshi eyes and the dumbfound look on her face, who the hell is flying my plane and her belief was strengthened to the core that 'Men were a Baboon'. To the fear of a free fall we kept talking to one another ..human to human ..eye to eye .. and we ranted why were there any baboons at all on the planet. n WOOOF !! we didn't knew what happened but it felt like Heaven n Hell stood right in front of us, and keshi asks me politely 'Which way you goin mate?' ..and Anuj goes 'What the heck, you are being polite at the gate hun .. your cutting my chances duh!!'One more push and the plane fell down the tree, I jolted me and I opened my eyes to see if I was in Heaven or Hell .. Neither declared the instincts and I was ALIVE .. Yeaaaaah I am still ALIVE went Pearl Jam. All music came to a halt and he shouted his vocals out 'KEshiiiii Where the hell are yaaaaaa?' **TBC (to be contd.)hands over our heart**
'Keshiii where are yaaa' .. and she coughs and calls out 'mate my eyeliner is missing ..m so screwed'. 'Keshi ur eyes look fine', we need to get outta here. All the dudes and the chicks are dead, and so is the baboonish pilot. 'wait, lemme pick my mumma's bag ..you how Indian moms are they would pack some food for you even if ur hitting starbucks already' .. ohh ur hit and bleeding .. and he finds the first aid box, cleans her up and does all the dressing n all, and keeps the first aid in this mumma's bag. 'Now here is the plan keshi.. remember jungles are full of paths that are more like a maze, you follow one thinking that you will get out and you end up going deep in the jungle'. 'What are we going to do then ..baawaaaaaaa' keshi says. 'We will find the river'.'The river, you freaking outta your mind, I am in no mood to play wet games anuj' keshi frowns. 'Oh you haven't seen any of those how to get out of a jungle shows on discovery hun. A river is your best bet in a jungle, cause they flow and they lead you to a city or a town, thats the only way we can get out of here'. 'This planet earth book says there aren't no alligators either on this part of earth, we will be safe honey'. And set out to search a river, its important to hear the sounds in the jungle, the sound of running water. They picked up some long boots and anuj even wore a gals one (no not cross dressing) there weren't any mans available, they were all fuckin rockstars on the plane, only sneakers huh!! 'Why long boots?' keshi asked. 'Oh could possible save us from the little creepy ants, spiders and snakes'. They catch up on to a running stream and follow it to lead them to the river, and there it was one little river flowing dwn the jungle. They got in to the shallow water not too deep and started walking along it. 'It is a test of time and perseverance, we dont find anythings in a day or too, we'll build a raft to pace up' he told her. Soon night fell upon them and keshi seemed too tired to walk, they climbed on to a tree which has enough space for the two, he gave her some food, a blanket and let her sleep.
He woke her up early morning so that they didnt waste much time in sleeping. He had a lighter wid him so fire was not an issue, he took some wood lit a fire and took some water from the river, boiled it and prepared some instant coffee (he had the small nescafe sachets). Keshi was all fresh and ready to go. At the corner of the river they could see a lot of light, and he knew that atleast there wasnt a dense forest ahead, they walked and soon got in to a open landscape. IT was evident that since there were no trees no, some village or town would be closeby. They kept walking on a path, through the ladscape. After a long tiresome journey they came across a little boy and they told him they were lost. THe angle that he was, he took them to his home, we gave the family some money for helping us stay for the night. The family guy told them he will drop them to the nearest bus station, where they could reach the city. In the city, keshi went all crazy 'I want to go back to the jungle mate ..city life is like shit' ..'the pom mayhem, and then the staring crowds .. The jungle pom pam pam of cars in a hurry, the aint got a beach I knw but I will be fun in the jungle too'. Keshi kept blaberring, but he took her by hand and lead her to the nearest cafe. She kept blaberring in the cafe too .. this time for her eyeliner that was lost!! GAWWD wat a day.
First of all, I'd be in total shock that I'm in the middle of nowhere and wondering how I ended up in a situation like this. So while I stand on a nearby rock and throw a huge hissy fit, screaming and kicking til my shoes get holes in them, Anuj you might have to think of the initial rescue plan. Sorry mate LOL! And after about 10mins of being in trauma, I'd slap myself into reality and get my head and ass into working out a plan for rescue. Before that I'll try my mobile phone one last time (plz)...dammmmit mobile blackspots suck to nanobits! Now I know Anuj quite well and since he knows me fairly well too, I say to him 'Anuj heyy finally we meet and in the jungle too...mate this meeting is quite far from Canberra WOW! But that's ok...we finally met, that's what matters. After all we are not DOOMED as you always said :)...doomed to be in a plane crash but lucky enough to meet somehow hehe'. And then Anuj looks at me and says 'OMG is that you Keshi? WOW how lovely to see you walking out of the wreckage and not on a modelling ramp, thank God!'. I was like 'WTF is he ok in the head!'. And then we get together and HUG. We need to hug to be stronger and to regain some energy and positive thinking, and to slow down my marathon nerves! Anuj takes this blockbuster chance and plans to hug me for about 45mins ***rolling eyes***, and I'm like 'Nice try Anuj, now let's stop smothering each other and get to work'. Then he releases me and we sit down to decide what to do next. We decide to listen to and track a river and walk along it, with whatever we gathered from the wreckage. I will not forget to take some garlic butter from the flight's Kitchen (if it's still in one piece) cos I have heard rubbing Garlic on your skin wards off bugs and snakes (yeah let the creepy-crawlies think Im one giant Garlic on legs!). I'd also take some sharp fragments from the debris for future self-protection from animals, and perhaps from horny tribesmen who are like 24/7 naked gawwwd! If this jungle is close to a sea, we'll write a massive HELP in the sand with the dry sticks and leaves we find so that we'll be seen by any rescue helicopters or ships...and in the night we can light up a bonfire to keep us warm as well as to be spotted. Our bodies and minds need to be kept alive to go on for days if needed, and for that we need fresh water and food. Water can be found in the jungle in Springs, lakes etc. Anuj we can also use large leaves of certain tropical plants to collect dew and rainwater. For food, I'm sure there are plenty of plants/fruits that'll keep us alive...but Anuj you have to save me from eating poisonous plants cos I'm quite capable of it when I'm stressed haha! Now if a dangerous animal such as a tiger or a bear comes across our track, I'd just tell it not to disturb me and walk past it...that wouldn't work I know haaaha! Ok I'd get Anuj to tackle it. Alright I was only kidding my friend :). We'd just try and pretend to be dead ok. I have read that if you show an animal that you're terrified of it and if you try to run away from it, it'll chase you. So I'll try my best to calm down and talk to it slowly or drop to a foetal position and cover my head and play dead. And until the animal passes me by (hopefully it will), I'd try to stay sane by thinking of Nirvana...yeah right Keshi! As for navigation, I believe the sun and the stars are the best tools...they will guide us to safer territories. And with alot of cooperation, prayers, hard work and determination, hopefully we'll get home before it's 2012 Anuj, LOL!
Well what we need to be aware of is both the Dangers and the Resources of the jungle. If we know them well enough, I'm pretty sure that surviving in the jungle is almost equivalent to how we live and survive in the City. The Earth was made with enough resources for man...and man was made with enough senses to survive under any situation. Life is life wherever we are...it's how we use our senses that matter. A positive outlook and team work is important too. And if I had to die to save my partner in this experience, I wouldn't hesitate at all...for me saving someone else is more satistfying than saving myself. I know it's easier said than done, but I know for sure that I'd do it or else my heart won't rest. Thanks all it was both eye-opening and fun doing this post!
Current Music: Welcome To The Jungle by Guns N Roses