Thursday, February 23, 2012

Top of the Heap!

Okay so, The Hunger Games. What an epic story! I absolutely love this series by Suzanne Collins. I was so excited that Lizzy decided to review it, as we've talked about it every minute since we both finished reading it. One of the main topics we discussed was survival, and what we think would be important skills to have in a life or death situation. It's fascinating to see where the conversation takes you!

This weeks Top of the Heap: Survival Skills

The Bow and Arrow:
In honor of Katniss Everdeen, I believe that having skills with a bow and arrow would give you a great advantage in a survival situation. Not only would you have the ability and expertise to hunt, (stealth, patience, agility...) but you also have several tools as well. The arrows can also be skewers, spears, knives, stakes, basically they would come in pretty handy. The bow can also be used as a bracket for some kind of netting that could be used to catch fish. Plus, it's made of wood, so it burns- just like the girl on fire : ) ~ F



Artemis: The goddess of hunt and lady of the moon renowned for her superior archery. Known as a fierce hunter as well as protector, Artemis is one of the major Greek goddesses. She is known as the goddess of the night, the huntress.


View Statue of Artemis at the Met  


As long as I have perfect vision, I would want to have Rue’s skills for survival.  I would love to be able to flit from tree to tree unnoticed. I am not graceful, so it would be great to have such a different skill from how I normally am.  Also, it would be an amazing feeling to fly through the air. Rue was also quick and clever! Moving from tree to tree is non-violent which I like the idea of as well. ~L


http://aspiring-x.deviantart.com/art/Rue-The-Hunger-Games-174704562

14 comments:

  1. Interesting. Not sure what skill I would want or need most to survive...I think I'd need to have the skill of innovation. That way, I could construct clothing by weaving leaves and grasses together, and construct a shelter out of branches and leaves. I saw someone build an impressive lean to on a survival show once.

    Excellent post!

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    1. Great idea, Greg! The skill of innovation would be so helpful!

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  2. Awesome post! I think this movie looks great. I would want the ability to make fire because I could keep warm, cook food and keep animals away.

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    1. I agree- The Hunger Games movie looks fabulous. So true that making a good fire would be a helpful skill. Fire has many uses!

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  3. Rue's lullaby is beautiful. I would like to be invisible or stealth. Then no one could catch me because they wouldn't be able to see or hear me.

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    1. I love the lullaby, too. Being stealth would be awesome.

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  4. I would want superior instinctive navigation skills. Then I would be able to find my way easilyz

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  5. Poor Rue :(

    This is a great post! I think I'd want to be good at archery.. seems like a good survival skill it you're out in the woods :P

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    1. Jenn- I know! Rue breaks my heart- I watched a trailer for the movie and it made me cry!

      Being great at archery would be very helpful. It would be a very important skill to have in the woods! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  6. I have to agree with the bow and arrow. Good choice. Shooting it and hitting your target would take a lot of practice, but I think it is a most efficient weapon.

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    1. It would definitely take a lot of practice! :)

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  7. i would never have thought of the extra tools a bow and arrow would provide! super clever!
    (also, THANK YOU for putting a link back to where you got my art from- no one ever thinks to do that. you are a class act!)

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    1. Vic- Thanks for stopping by! So happy you like the tools. You are welcome for the link. Your art work is amazing. :) ~F

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