Desert Survival Situation™

The Situation

It’s a hot August day and your plane has just crash-landed in the Sonoran Desert in the southwestern United States.

The Challenge

Rank 15 items salvaged from the plane in the order of their importance to your team’s survival, first as an individual and then as a team. The simulation takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

One Leader's Guide per facilitator and one Participant's Booklet per participant are required to facilitate the Desert Survival Situation.

The simulation is also available in pdf format for use in virtual sessions. Submit your request to

The new Desert Survival Situation streaming video with flexible facilitation options is now available. Click here to view the trailer.