Lost On The Moon

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    Scenario: You are a part of a space crew originally scheduled to rendezvous with a mother ship on the lighted surface of the moon. However, your ship crash landed at a spot two hundred miles from the rendezvous point. The rough landing damaged much of the equipment on board. Your survival depends on reaching the mother ship, so you must choose the most critical items for the 200-mile trip.

    The fifteen items left intact after your crash landing are listed below. Rank them in order of importance to your crew in its attempt to reach the rendezvous point. Rank them in their order of importance, from one to fifteen, either by listing them in the order of importance or by copying and pasting this list and numbering them from one to fifteen.
    • Box of matches
    • Food concentrates
    • 50 feet of nylon rope
    • Parachute silk
    • Portable heating unit
    • Two .45 caliber pistols
    • One case of dehydrated milk
    • Two 100-pound tanks of oxygen
    • Stellar map of the moon's constellation
    • Life raft containing CO2 bottles
    • Magnetic compass
    • 5 gallons of water
    • Signal flares
    • First-aid kit containing injection needles
    • Solar-powered FM receiver-transmitter
     
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    Well ..

    1. The oxygen
    2. The water
    3. The map
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    14. Magnetic compass
    15. Matches


    I'll get to the rest later..I'm having trouble on the food...how long does it take to walk 200 miles, it takes me 20 mins to walk a mile on earth, but it would be easier on the moon, and can you eat through the helmet you're wearing or do you have to take it off? Not enough info.

    Do know that the matches are last on the list.

    I give up, my OCD is hung up on the food and the 200 miles. I also disqualify myself because when I googled how long it takes to walk 200 miles on the moon...I saw the answer to this. :)
     
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    The fifteen items left intact after your crash landing are listed below. Rank them in order of importance to your crew in its attempt to reach the rendezvous point. Rank them in their order of importance, from one to fifteen, either by listing them in the order of importance or by copying and pasting this list and numbering them from one to fifteen.
    1.Solar-powered FM receiver-transmitter

    2. Stellar map of the moon's constellation
    3. Fifty feet of nylon rope
    4. Life raft containing CO@ bottles
    5. Two 100-pound tanks of oxygen
    6. 5 gallons of water
    7. Food concentrates
    8. One case of dehydrated milk 9. First-aid kit containing injection needles 10. Parachute silk 11. Portable heating unit
    12. Signal flares
    13. Box of matches
    14. Two .45 caliber pistol
    15. Magnetic compass

    For some reason, I can't see me being in this situation as I won't even fly in a plane but I tried to figure out what I would really need on the moon if I were camping and got lost. :)
     
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    I would have to cheat and google a bunch because a lot of these items I don't think would be of any use on the Moon because of lack of air and gravity. I don't think the flares would even work unless they are "solar flares" LOL!!

    Box of matches
    3. Food concentrates
    4. 50 feet of nylon rope
    6. Parachute silk (might help with warmth)
    8. Portable heating unit
    Two .45 caliber pistols
    5. One case of dehydrated milk
    1. Two 100-pound tanks of oxygen
    7. Stellar map of the moon's constellation
    9. Life raft containing CO2 bottles (have to look up CO2 to see if I'd need it)
    Magnetic compass
    2. 5 gallons of water
     
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    I don't think it's even possible to walk on the moon unless you have the right equipment for that too.
     
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    You kind of jump or leap :)

    I'm not good at these things, I get bogged down in details that aren't given...like when did they last eat, etc.

    Anyway, I'll give you all a hint...my few answers are right. I quit when I saw the rest online. :)

    Also, I think you can make an argument as to why something should or shouldn't be in the order that's right.
     
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    1. Two 100-pound tanks of oxygen, as it fills the respiration requirement.
    2. 5 gallons of water, to replenish sweating, etc.
    3. Stellar map of the moon's constellation, one of the principle means of finding directions.
    4. Food concentrate, to supply daily food requirements.
    5. Solar-powered FM receiver-transmitter, for use as a distress signal and possible communication with mother ship.
    6. 50 feet of nylon rope, which may be useful in climbing, or in the treatment of injuries.
    7. First-aid kit containing injection needles, oral pills or injection medicine may be valuable.
    8. Parachute silk, as shelter against the sun's rays.
    9. Life raft containing CO2 bottles, for self-propulsion across chasms.
    10. Signal flares, as distress signals within line of sight.
    11. Two .45 caliber pistols, as self-propulsion devices could be made from them.
    12. One case dehydrated milk, as it constitutes food when mixed with water for drinking.
    13. Portable heating unit, useful only if party landed on dark side.
    14. Magnetic compass, probably no magnetic poles, therefore useless.
    15. Box of matches, of little or no use on the moon.
    From the space-survival unit of NASA
     
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