Recently, I came across a series of questions that I thought were interesting. Not just for what the answers said about me, but also as a writing exercise. Given that I’ve been a bit sleep deprived for the last few day, I decided to use one of them for today’s blog.
So, if you were stranded on a deserted island what three things would you bring?
Before I could even begin to answer this, some things had to be established. First, I want a Gillian’s Island, not a barren patch of sand with one coconut tree and nothing else. I want room to roam, I need fresh water and food. I’m even to forgo the presence of beef and pork to eat seafood (bleah, so not a fan of the liver of the sea). Upon this island, there needs to be plenty of raw materials for building a hut and basic cloth for clothing, hammocks, mats, and baskets etc.
If all those things are included, I can then turn my mind to my three things.
First–I’d bring tools, including a machete and other simple hand toolsfor building my hut and furnishing it. As a bonus they can work well to build defensive weapons against animals and two-legged predators.
Second–I’d bring my husband. (Insert the ah that’s so cute) He has his uses, but mostly he’s my best friend and I like having him around. Besides it’s nice to have someone to help build the hut, gather the food, etc, and he’ll always find the absurd in any situation. Laughter would make our exile so much better.
Third–I’d bring my iPad with a solar cell charging system. Because, I can’t stop writing, it’s much too addicting and I’d get music, email, books and games plus I could document our stay.
So what would you bring?