Minifig Vs. Wild . Eurobricks' Finest in "5 Man Action" . Hi, I'm Erdbeereis, and with the help of my teammates, I Scream Clone, Pedro, Matn and SlyOwl, I'm going to show you how to survive in one of the most brutal environments in the world, the Stud Forest. Hundreds of people get lost here every year, but with a calm mind, and a few survival tips, you can make it out. We're going to show you how.
We're being dropped off via helicopter on the top of this ridge, and then we're on our own.
ISC, you off? Alright, we're good to go.
This is a long drop. Too high to jump into the water or to the ground. The rocks are too slippery to climb down...
Sly: Hey guys, here's a conveniently fallen tree, even though there aren't any around! I bet we could climb down this.
Sly: Here goes... You want to be really careful here, as the wet bark can be very slippy if you aren't careful.
Ok, it's safe! Go ahead guys!
Come on ISC, hurry up!
ISC: That water is freezing! It just squeezes the air out of your chest as soon as it hits you.
Matn: Nice move ISC, I give that a 10.
Sly: Nah, that was a 7. He didn't complete the rotation.
ISC: Very funny.
Matn: I'm going to use this stick, to try to catch a fish for some food. The native people who lived here used to do this very thing, stab the stick into the water, and try to either stun or spear the fish. Here we go, I see one....
Matn: Gotcha! This will make a nice little lunch.
Pedro: I'll make us a little fire to warm ISC up, and cook Matn's fish. I'm using some branches that I found, along with my flint that I'll scrape with my knife to light the wood.
Matn: Thanks Pedro. Fish are a beautiful source of protein, which will really keep you going. Plus, it gives you lovely breath to scare away any predators.
Ahhh! What are you doing ISC?!
ISC: I'm going to dry my clothes by the fire, hypothermia is a real threat out here. I heard that there were 2 hikers, and they fell in some water just like I did, and they failed to get warm, so their ABS cracked, and they were never heard from again.
Erdy: Fine, fine, just look away everyone. I think there's a hole in ISC's underpants...
ISC: Alright, let's move on!
Sly: This looks like a perfect place to make camp for the night. Good tree cover, which will provide us with materials to make a shelter.
Erdy: Everyone, let's go and hunt for some food, and then meet back here and make a fire.
Pedro: Quiet, quiet.... Here's a rabbit. Got him!
Sly: This cave looks like a perfect place where some snakes or bugs would hide. You want to be really careful though, there are a lot of poisonous snake species around here. There's one! I'll quickly stun him with this stick, and then finish it off. Done. This will be a good meal for later. Just make sure to cut off the head, as that's where all of the venom is.
Matn: Here's a lovely spider.
Erdy: Alright guys, what did you find?
ISC: Hurry up, I'm hungry.
Matn: I've got us a spider, full of protein. Let's try it... Hmm... Sort of crunchy, but then with a nasty little squish. Pretty disgusting.
Pedro: I've caught a rabbit. A very good thing.
Sly: And I've got a snake
Erdy: Well, I have marshmallows! Hahahaha!
ISC: Hey, how did you find that?
Erdy: You think these pockets are only stuffed with tools? Heck no. They're all for me though, you guys can eat your snakes and rabbits, 5 star meal right there.
Erdy: I'm going to show you how to properly roast a marshmallow. This is a crucial survival tool. You want to rotate it over the flame, until...
It turns golden brown. Yummy!
Pedro: Well, unlike my friend over there, I actually have to work for my food. I need to skin this rabbit, so I can cook it over the fire.
There, perfect. Hmmm.. Not bad. Very gamey, but edible. Plus, it has a lot of protein.
Sly: And I'll be showing you how to prepare a snake. First cut the head off. Then slowly peel back the skin...
And the guts will come out, leaving you with a nice piece of meat. Let's give it a roast over the fire.
Interesting. Crunchy on the outside, and very rubbery on the inside. Not very good.
Erdy: Well, this marshmallow is tough to stomach. Crisp on the outside, with a gooey sweet and sticky interior. Terrible.
Just kidding, suckers!
After a reviving meal, it time to make a shelter. Let's gather some materials.
There we go. This is a very useful structure made by layering fallen leaves on top of some large logs. This will keep us safe from rain, and it's always nice to have a place to call "home" for the night.
ISC: Well, my "home" is being invading by some nasty smells from over there...
Pedro: Good night guys!
The next morning...
Sly: Alright let's move on. I think I can see the forest clearing up a bit down there. Let's check it out.
Pedro: OK, let me get my leftover rabbit first.
Yes! It's a pasture, and look! There's a road just down there. We're free!
There's a road just down there. We're free!
Erdy: I think I see some car headlights, let's run to wave it down. Hurry!
Sly: Watch your step, lots of cow pies.
Matn: Now you tell me...
Erdy: Jump the fence hurry, here comes the car!
Erdy: Hey mister! Over here!
Man: Woah, what are you guys doing out here?
Sly: We have been lost in the forest trying to get out. Can you give us a lift?
Man: What do you think I am, a cab driver? I don't have room anyway, this is a one seater hybrid. I'll call for help when I get to the next town tomorrow. (LEGO hasn't made a cell phone piece yet) See you!
ISC: Well that's great. I guess we'll just hang out here for a while. Pedro, have any more rabbit?
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