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I was out meandering through the woods the other day and I happened upon a row of five different shelters. As I approached, I saw that there were five different outdoorsmen as well. When I started talking with the fellows, I noticed that each one of them prefers different foods, different spirits, and different fire starters. Throughout the day I learned more and more about the travelers. That night I wrote down a few fleeting notes about my encounter. Here are the details I recorded:

The hiker enjoys sipping wine right before his late afternoon brunch.
The outdoorsman who consumes vegetables has a beer drinker beside him.
The tarp is strung across some branches with some animal hides to the right.
The outdoorsman who devours vegetables stays beside the magnifying lens user.
The outdoorsman relaxing in the RV loves to nibble on fruits throughout the day.
The outdoorsman who gets out of the rain under the tarp ritually consumes rum.
The outdoorsman cooking his fresh seafood uses a flint and steel kit to make fire.
The early bird camper arrived before everyone else and claimed site number one.
The nomad always utilizes a fire thong to start his campfire in the early morning.
The explorer takes cover from the weather in a stick shelter covered with leaves.
The outdoorsman sleeping in the center site has grown very fond of straight vodka.
The outdoorsman starting a bow drill fire huffs and puffs next to a man eating fruit.
The surveyor loves his protein and scavenges red meat any chance he gets, even road kill.
The outdoorsman chewing on some trail bread likes to unwind at night with a skin of mead.
The camper can't see the beautiful view because his next-door-neighbor's tent is in the way.

Now that I've returned from my journey, I need to contact the traveler who has the fire piston but I can't recall which type of outsoorsman he is. Can you decipher my scribblings and tell me who used the fire piston to start his campfire? To make sure I contact the right traveler, I also need you to tell me the rest of the details about the outdoorsman that uses the fire piston.

I put together a de-select grid to give you a helping hand getting started. Basically, this is a reverse-checkmark type grid where you are ruling out certain factors. It's better to use the process of elimination rather than trying to build a positive framework towards the fire piston user. Simply un-check factors as you rule them out and you will soon identify other attributes about the outdoorsmen.


Puzzle Worksheet

        Site #1
Explorer
Surveyor            
Hiker
Nomad
Camper
Stick Shelter
RV
Canvas Tarp
Tent
Animal Hides     
Meat
Vegetables        
Seafood
Bread
Fruit
Rum
Mead
Beer
Vodka              
Wine
Fire Piston
Bow Drill
Magnifying Lens     
Fire Thong
Flint & Steel
        Site #2
Explorer
Surveyor            
Hiker
Nomad
Camper
Stick Shelter
RV
Canvas Tarp
Tent
Animal Hides      
Meat
Vegetables        
Seafood
Bread
Fruit
Rum
Mead
Beer
Vodka               
Wine
Fire Piston
Bow Drill
Magnifying Lens   
Fire Thong
Flint & Steel
        Site #3
Explorer
Surveyor            
Hiker
Nomad
Camper
Stick Shelter
RV
Canvas Tarp
Tent
Animal Hides     
Meat
Vegetables        
Seafood
Bread
Fruit
Rum
Mead
Beer
Vodka               
Wine
Fire Piston
Bow Drill
Magnifying Lens   
Fire Thong
Flint & Steel
        Site #4
Explorer
Surveyor            
Hiker
Nomad
Camper
Stick Shelter
RV
Canvas Tarp
Tent
Animal Hides     
Meat
Vegetables        
Seafood
Bread
Fruit
Rum
Mead
Beer
Vodka               
Wine
Fire Piston
Bow Drill
Magnifying Lens   
Fire Thong
Flint & Steel
        Site #5
Explorer
Surveyor            
Hiker
Nomad
Camper
Stick Shelter
RV
Canvas Tarp
Tent
Animal Hides     
Meat
Vegetables        
Seafood
Bread
Fruit
Rum
Mead
Beer
Vodka               
Wine
Fire Piston
Bow Drill
Magnifying Lens   
Fire Thong
Flint & Steel

Type in your answsers and click the submit button to send Metatron an email.

          Your Name:

Who has the fire piston?

Type of Traveler:
   Which Campsite:
   Type of Shelter:
        Type of Food:
     Type of Spirits:
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