How do you make fire from scratch?
|Are you resourceful? How well do you estimate your own abilities? Does your experience match other's claims?|
The fun of this experiment is putting physics into practice. Ahem, not quite as easy as I thought. How many times do you try before giving up on one method to try another. How accurate were you with your time estimate?
Thought: Accidents will happen. As well as knowing the DOs and DONTs of first aid, often some improvisation is necessary; a splint for a leg or a lever to move a crushing weight. How can you LOOK at objects to evaluate their usefulness as something else?
Thought: You may have seen some method demonstrated on the TV and wondered why it was so difficult for you? Many of those demonstrations are secretly helped by deviousness and a lot of practice. Even then you only see the twentieth attempt that "worked" presented as the first. You can't launch a ship again and again for the cameras but you can declare things open many times, re-run races and even turn a peaceful protest into an angry confrontation until the director is satisfied.