Hollywood Survival: 'The Hunger Games' (2012)

A critical look at ten of the silver screen's oddest, most entertaining, and occasionally even accurate techniques for dealing with disaster

SCENARIO: While participating in the “Hunger Games” tournament, 16-year-old Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) finds her ally Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) injured with a stab wound in a cave, and decides not to move him, out of fear that his injuries would worsen. Did Katniss do the right thing, and how could she best improve Peeta’s chances of survival?

THE EXPERT SAYS: Katniss was wise to leave Peeta in the cave, which offers “shelter, concealment, and security from his human opponents,” says Tony. Peeta’s biggest concern would be rodents, but since the alternative is being discovered or dying of hypothermia in the open, it was probably the best he could do. As far as caring for Peeta, Katniss has several tasks: “Keeping the wound clean, treating for shock, keeping him hydrated and warm, and not moving him any more than needed.”

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