What 3 objects would you bring with you to a deserted island?

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  1. wiserworld profile image85
    wiserworldposted 10 years ago

    What 3 objects would you bring with you to a deserted island?

  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 10 years ago

    If I were deserted on a desert island I would want 1) Bleach 2) A lighter 3) First aid kit. These would be my choices. Bleach for clean drinking water. a lighter for fire, first aid kit, self explanatory.

  3. SidKemp profile image87
    SidKempposted 10 years ago

    For survival - a sun-powered water distiller, a survival multitool with saw, knife, and permanent match, and a tent with built-in mosquito netting.

    For enjoyment (if this deserted island is already well-stocked for food, shelter, and water, but communication with the outside world is not allowed. A solar power unit for recharging a computer stocked with tens of thousands of Kindle books and a backup drive for my writing, and a meditation cushion. (I'd spend my time enjoying nature, exercising, meditating, reading, and writing.)

    For escape, a satellite telephone, a GPS, and a box of strike-anywhere emergency flares.

    What you want to have depends on what you have to do! Thanks for the fun!

  4. moronkee profile image72
    moronkeeposted 10 years ago

    I'll bring my HOLY BIBLE, water and mobile phone.

    1. SidKemp profile image87
      SidKempposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      What are you going to do with a mobile phone? If there's no cell tower on the island, you'll be out of range of anyone.

  5. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 10 years ago

    If I am being light hearted I would say my iPad and the portable solar panel we have for charging the battery and flint to start a fire.

    But if I am being sensible I think JT's answer is right on.

  6. sahbam16 profile image67
    sahbam16posted 10 years ago

    A tent with appropriate netting, desalination/boiling equipment, Multi tool

  7. connorj profile image71
    connorjposted 10 years ago


    This may or may not be a controversial answer; however, if I could, I would bring The Father, Son and Holy Spirit (then I would argue philosophically that all though this seems like 3 in actuality it is one entity projected in three) and then I could "play" follow the leader to ensure my survival.
    Now if I could not convince the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to be with me; then indeed I would want a poncho (protection from the elements and to catch rain; in case it is a dry island), lighter, and my throwing hatchet (to allow me to hunt and cut wood for shelter, cooking fuel and warmth).
    However, if I could indeed include a 40-50 foot yacht as one of the 3 items, then I would not worry so much about the the need for shelter and would simply have a poncho and throwing hatchet to accompany the yacht...

  8. taburkett profile image58
    taburkettposted 10 years ago

    I would bring my bowie knife, compass, and good boat

    1. Lor's Stories profile image59
      Lor's Storiesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yea but then you wouldn't be stranded ,

  9. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 10 years ago

    A very high end tent, A large jar of flint, and a machete.

  10. ii3rittles profile image80
    ii3rittlesposted 10 years ago

    A first aid kit, my ipod & a solar powered RV. I would rather sleep in an RV then a tent! lol If I have a solar powered RV I will be able to sleep in there, store food and cook food in there, charge my ipod and have shelter from the sun, animals and insects. I would imagine there would be no internet single so my ipod would keep me company with music and scripture I have on it.

  11. Silverspeeder profile image60
    Silverspeederposted 10 years ago

    Beer, a very large crossword book and a lighter.

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    khmohsinposted 10 years ago

    I would like to bring
    1. Food Stuff
    2. Quran Majeed (The Book of Islam)
    3. Compass

  13. Ruby H Rose profile image60
    Ruby H Roseposted 10 years ago

    Paper and pen and lots of suntan lotion.  I suppose I could find some charcoal to write with and some kind of wood or stone to write on.  And the suntan lotion would have to have bug spray in it.  Water, food, shelter, well, hum, what would I trade for something to light the fire?  Ok, I give up the pen and paper, because I could always write messages in the sand.  A backpack then, to take all the treasures I found back home with me.    So, a backpack, lotion and a flint to start a fire.
    If I stayed there for too I'd have to find somebody to communicate with, then it wouldn't be deserted anymore.  So, I would only go, if I got to leave.

    1. Lor's Stories profile image59
      Lor's Storiesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      So are you really stranded????

  14. ketage profile image81
    ketageposted 10 years ago

    A Good machete , Most important tool you will need. building shelter, hunting, cleaning game.

    Fishing net. Catch fish, birds, bats. use some of the nets string to make snares and traps

    First aid kit, i would need to stock the first aid kit myself.

    As for making fire there are a lot of ways, bow drill method. or if in a dire emergency striking your machetes hilt against certain types of rocks.
    Water is not a problem if you are on an island, just distill it yourself. Either from seawater or river water.

    I am of course assuming three things.
    1. The island is of a temperate climate.
    2. It has wildlife and foliage
    3. you are stranded for more then a week.

  15. Lor's Stories profile image59
    Lor's Storiesposted 10 years ago

    A pockets knife so I could cut small branches and start a fire with
    It would also serve as a way to protect myself.

    A flash light.

    And one good book.

  16. midwestdad profile image57
    midwestdadposted 10 years ago

    A good fixed blade knife, A piston style fire starter, 100 feet of 550 cord. A knife is a must in any real survivable situation, Piston fire starter because you will run out of butane in a lighter, and there are a thousand uses for 550 cord.

    1. Lor's Stories profile image59
      Lor's Storiesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Never mind. I wouldn't survive:)

  17. ytsenoh profile image78
    ytsenohposted 10 years ago

    Well, I wasn't thinking about a practical response.  I was thinking about a bulk supply from Cosco's -- corn chips, toilet paper (do not prescribe to jungle natural supplies, thank you), and bottled water.

  18. Anselome profile image71
    Anselomeposted 10 years ago

    If we're going to be realistic here, I would imagine that I can only bring something I can carry with or on me. If that's the case, I would bring a folding tent, a knife, and a fishing rod. The tent would obviously provide shelter (better than nothing), the knife would allow me to hunt and skin potential meals, and the fishing rod obviously for fishing. I believe these three items would give me the best shot at a bad situation.

    If we can bring anything we want, I would bring a banana, and a monkey. I would give the banana to my new monkey friend and watch him eat it as I fly away home with my jetpack.

    1. Lor's Stories profile image59
      Lor's Storiesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I don't like islands. I lived on one. I don't think I'd survive on any island.
      Better to be stranded in the city. And I was. smile

  19. Mark Upshaw profile image61
    Mark Upshawposted 10 years ago

    Satellite phone for rescue, a fully stocked hotel with staff for creature comforts and the fastest internet connection in the world.


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