Hatchet Writing Response 3
Above is a picture of the food pyramid. It gives suggested requirement of what to eat to maintain a helathy body.
In the book Hatchet Brian finds himself in the wilderness with no source of food and (clean) water. In order to survive he must find sources of food he can eat, clean water to drink and warmth to maintain his body temperature. Without enough calories the body begins to break down burning stored fat and eventually vital tissue and organs.
What would you do to find food in the wilderness? How would you know what to eat (what plants are safe? what plants are poisonous?). How would you make sure the water was clean and would not make you sick?
Here is a link to a calculator that will tell you how many calories you need to maintain your body weight.