4 weeks ago
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
If I were stuck on a tropical Island and allowed only three items, this is what I would choose:
1. A very good, sharp knife
2. A large brand new lighter
3. A survival book for a tropical region
Why these? I guess most people answer with movies and books and such. But what good is a book if you're gonna die before you can finish reading it? A dvd is also no good because that requires a player and electricity. All that. So I would choose items that would help me survive.
If I've learned anything from Survivorman, it's that you can't do anything without a good knife.
I would use it to cut branches for my shelter, make tools, pry open shells, open coconuts, fillet my fish. .... All kinds of stuff.
Fire is also a necessity for survival. So I choose a lighter. Easier than trying to use twigs or light matches. It will run out eventually, but if I plan correctly, I can make it last a long time.
And finally, the survival book. You can't last on fish and coconuts for long. Your body will start to cannibalize itself. Something I learned from a Lost featurette. So I figure this will tell me what's edible, poisonous and other useful stuff.
There you have it.