That’s the question I face, with less than a day to go.
The Human Path is sponsoring a 24-hour survival scenario involving a flu pandemic, a plane crash and an infectious agent. Those brave souls who plan to tackle this event will be heading into the “quarantined zone” around San Antonio to offer our assistance in a mock viral pandemic. According to a series of video communications we’ve received so far, there are a number of objectives that must be met, with the goal to successfully complete these objectives before dawn while avoiding either capture or infection.
I’m a member of an 11-person team that will be heading down in the morning. We have appointed our leader and are currently working on our strategy to face down the multitudes of enemies, alive and dead, that will get in our way.
What makes this tricky is the fact that we have to remain mobile over the roughly 24 hours of the scenario, yet we must also provide our own food, water, and protection from the chilly evening ahead. (Note: I didn’t mention shelter, because it doesn’t sound like sleeping will be part of the plan). We also have to be prepared for the most unexpected turn of events, because of course nothing ever is what it seems.
I should mention that being captured or infected is NOT an acceptable outcome for myself. I’m not sure if that can be avoided (it sounds like the deck is stacked against us!) but I’m going to try my best.
Next week I’ll post photos and stories from the event, so stay tuned!