- Education and Science
3 Things To Take To A Deserted Island
Just thought I would answer this question from GNelson about what you would bring along if you were to be staying on a deserted island as it would be interesting to see what I come up with. He said that he will bring along books, tools and seeds so that will give me something to go on.
Anyway, for the record, 3 things is just not enough to ensure survival and comfort on a deserted island.
Furthermore, as an engineer, I have to say that not enough specs have been provided for me to give a proper answer. For example, are there any animals on the island? If there are, are they dangerous, or can I rely on them for food? How about fresh water? And fruit trees? What's the weather like? Are there any caves on the island?
There are, in fact, a thousand and one questions that I can ask, since I certainly don't want to bring along an item if I can already find it on the island, or bring along an item which I will find no use of - I mean, i only have a choice of 3 items.
But then, I'm probably over analyzing things. The question was probably asked in fun, and not in preparation for an upcoming trip in which she is only allowed to bring 3 things. Nevertheless, the items that a person decides to bring would tell something about the psychology and personality of the individual.
I did a search on the Internet to see what items my fellow surfers would choose. Although many of the items were to be expected, some of the items selected were interesting, funny and highly original.
Many would bring along some form of company like loved ones, or books, CDs, and even a joke book. There was one rather intrepid lady who would bring along her husband, her boyfriend, and a secret lover, since one of them is bound to get tired.
And there are others that haven't quite gotten the concept of a deserted island. They talk about bringing along their cellphone, a fridge, a television and their CD player. I wonder how they are going to plug those in?
And then there are the practical types, with talk of food, water and matches. And along the lines of food and water, there was one who would bring along tequila, while another cannot live without his bag of cheetos. One adventurous soul would bring along tools to build a house.
And me? Well, I'm not the demanding type, so I think 2 items would be enough for me. I choose to bring along a fully fueled helicopter, and a pilot to go with it.
On second thought, why waste an item? For my third item, I choose to bring along spare parts for the helicopter.
I wonder what my choice says about me?