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The odds are against you.
Machete- good for jungle tasks,easy to carry, damaged easily 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Field knife- probly most likely to pass through, can make a spear 13%  13%  [ 1 ]
Woodsman's Axe- big power but heavy 13%  13%  [ 1 ]
Chainsaw- will frighten creatures, loud, heavy 25%  25%  [ 2 ]
Steel Rebar- almost indestructible, packs a wallop 13%  13%  [ 1 ]
Spear Gun- great in water, less so on land, extreme close range 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Bear Spray- very light and effective, wind can make it difficlt 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Shovel- dig a hovel and hide 25%  25%  [ 2 ]
Hand Cranked Siren- will scare off animals at least for a while 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Pick Axe- can dig and defend 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Other- explain 13%  13%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 8
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 Post subject: Jurassic Park survival
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:30 pm 
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So, I remembered a few threads from the past about what gun you would take with you to Jurassic Park (first movie)and it got me thinking. Say you are for some reason on the island when things go South as a regular employee. For legal reasons you can not bring a gun or bow with you. But there is a small loophole. The law doesn't say anything about edged or for that matter blunt handheld weapons. Now I should preface this with the fact that you are not expecting Dinos wild and free. The tool you bring has to be something you can readily carry with you during your normal day to day tasks on the island. No halberds, crossbows, flamethowers and such. ]All you know going in is it's a jungle island and there may be predatory animals in the area, no one said anything about dinosaurs. They were pretty vague on this point, but the money was too good to pass up and you were in a jam.
I will add a caveat to this scenario. Your item has to pass through customs, so if it looks to much like a weapon and not a tool it gets confiscated and you are defenseless ( this was mentioned in the interview for the job)
So what will it be?

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Halberd not listed as a voting option? I am so disappoint.

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I picked rebar so I can have 0 chance of survival.

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Has decent reach without weighing a person down. Has multiple uses.


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I picked other because I like the word and the possibilities are endless :awesome:

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Chainsaw... because the skin in thinner from the inside (Drax from Guardians 2 reference...)

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So you've chosen yelling the word "Other!" at them in a classic Knights who say Nimph defense. Unconventional and daring.






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I picked other because I like the word and the possibilities are endless :awesome:

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So you've chosen yelling the word "Other!" at them in a classic Knights who say Nimph defense. Unconventional and daring.






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I picked other because I like the word and the possibilities are endless :awesome:

OTHER :arrow: :idea:

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Hey, guys. Haven't posted in quite a while, but this kind of amused me. First off, I probably would never accept a vague job offer from people to take me to a remote jungle island containing predatory animals, even if I didn't think they were dinosaurs. However, if for some reason I suddenly lost my mind and decided to enter the employ of a dino necromancer, I would take the chainsaw. I am small and not very strong and the chainsaw is one of the few items you listed that doesn't require raw strength to do a lot of damage.

This being said, rather than just stalking around waving my chainsaw like Bruce Campbell, I would probably look for a work truck or construction vehicle to drive around that would hopefully provide some protection and be able to outrun at least some of the critters. I would also avoid making the mistake Newman from Seinfeld did by getting out to look at one I thought was cute.

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I like other also. That and attach several loud horns/ sirens to the thing. Should be enough to scare off a dumb animal.

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I choose other...as an employee I have access to the staff only sections, and any respectable zoo has a gun to deal with rogue large animals.

also...I choose a lethal weapon nearly everyone owns...the automobile, with a 1957 pattern australian army machete as backup, no modern cheap machetes here

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Why won't anyone read the original post (starts sobbing into bucket of fried chicken :lol: ). You can bring one item with you, it can't be a gun or bow. It also must fit in carry on, in the plane and make it through customs without being seized . That's why I listed tools. No 6 legged tree cutters, no automobile's, sadly no jet packs.

I picked the large axe. Cause I want to make shelter/hideout. I know the chainsaw is faster but fuel is a big issue. The bigger issue is noise attracts unwanted attention. Unlike the siren (those things are so loud they hurt up close) the chainsaw is just loud enough to tell every predator and game animal here I am, HEY very weak small mammal sitting right here! HeLLOOOO!

Maybe an eventual goal of something like this.
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It would probably look more like this at first , if I'm honest.
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Or this, maybe...
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The Twizzler wrote:

It would probably look more like this at first , if I'm honest.
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Or this, maybe...
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HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA :clap: :clap: :lol: :lol:

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