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1 Walden Wilderness Challenge Outwit, Outplay, Outlast! “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.” Henry David Thoreau

2 Week One/Animal Rampage: A deranged, rabies infected moose destroys your temporary shelter in a fit of horned fury. Can you build a permanent campsite for future protection? Where specifically do you plan to build it? ____________ Week Two/Flash Flood: After a torrential downpour of Biblical proportions (Noah would be impressed), any shelter built on the edge of Walden Pond is ruined. Did you locate your shelter on high ground? Week Three/Foul Stench: Garbage and excrement strewn about your campsite keeps attracting unwanted animal life. Can you bury your refuse to avoid future animal intrusions?

3 Week Four/Dry Spell: Where is all that rain now? A dry spell strikes. Fresh water sources dry up and the lake becomes algae infested. Can you provide water for yourself by other means? Week Five/Medical Emergency: After facing a three-toed sloth in a no-holds- barred, death match, a small scrape above your left eye becomes infected. Do you have any form of first aid? Week Six/Cold Snap: After only six weeks, a freezing Arctic cold front rolls in, bringing record low temperatures for this time of year (and friendly Eskimos). Can you start a fire to keep yourself and your shelter warm?

4 Week Seven/Colder Snap: The cold weather continues, growing even worse. Without heavy clothes you will be unable to go outside and take care of chores. Do you have winter clothes? Week Eight/Wolf Presence: A wolf moves into the area and game becomes scarce. You huddle in your shelter plagued by childhood fears of the “big, bad wolf.” Can you provide food without hunting? Week Nine/Boredom: After nine weeks, you are cracking up. Amuse yourself (and three giant bears with colorful butterfly wings playing blackjack) to hold back the looming insanity. Do you have a source of entertainment?

5 Week Ten/Rust: After a number of wet, foggy weeks, anything with moving, metal parts is rendered useless by rust. Can you repair the equipment? Still provide yourself with food? Week Eleven/Lost: During a rare solar eclipse, you decide to take a stroll in the woods, becoming hopelessly lost. A lonely death seems unavoidable. Can you find your way back home? Week Twelve/Crazed Hunter: With the wolf mysteriously absent, you are back out hunting. You encounter a hunter who drunkenly mistakes you for a pheasant. Your life hangs in the balance. Do you have safety orange or protective gear?

6 Bonus Day 1/Park Ranger: A Walden State Preserve ranger appears and asks to see your camping permit. All bribes fall on deaf ears! Did you arrange for a permit? Bonus Day 2/Alien Invasion: As you are packing up to leave, you see strange lights in the sky. Suddenly, you are being abducted! Can you stop the alien violation? Tin foil hat? Simplify Your Life! Bonus Day 3/Vampires Did you bring garlic? A stake? Bonus Day 4/Mom Did you bring envelopes? Stamps? Carrier pigeon?

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