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Question of the Week: 57 - 9/3/2001

If You Were Stranded Alone On A Deserted Island...

If You Were Stranded Alone On A Deserted Island... - and- while all of your immediate needs for food, water, shelter, fire were being met- you faced the reality that you would not be rescued for several weeks, what ten (10) items would you like to have with you in order to pass the time or save your sanity?

 Reponses:   There are 56 responses posted to this question. Reverse Sort 


1) My Journal 2) Something To Write With 3) Sunscreen 4) Tootbrush... Sep 4th. at 3:28:11 pm UTC

Sem (Easley, South Carolina US) Age: 18 - Email


1) My Journal
2) Something to write with
3) Sunscreen
4) Tootbrush
5) Toothpaste
6) A Knife
7) Soap
8) A Camera w/film
9) A pack of those hair things that you use for long hair.
10) A Partrig in a Pair tree

P.S. Can I substitute my girlfriend for the Partrig. Myself would get bored of me talking to him all the time. :S


1. Pics Of My 2 Kids 2. My Book Of Shadows 3... Sep 4th. at 4:00:48 pm UTC

Silver MoonRaven (Decatur, Illinois US) Age: 34 - Email


1. Pics of my 2 kids
2. My Book of Shadows
3. My favorite deck of Tarot cards (Celtic Dragon)
4. My athame
5. My wand
6. My cauldron
7. My cd player (hopefull it has batteries in it)
8. My chalice
9. My Scyring Mirror (to see my loved ones)
10. Last but not least, my favorite book, To Kill a Mockingbird


1. My Cat- I Need Someone To Keep Me Company, And A... Sep 4th. at 9:07:01 pm UTC

DolphinSmile (Allen, Texas US) Age: 20


1. My cat- I need someone to keep me company, and a volleyball just won't do.
2. A picture of my boyfriend
3. toilet paper
4. a knife
5. A CD player
6. my CD collection (if that doesn't count as one item, I have to at least have Abbey Road- aka best album ever)
7. Some big thick book I haven't read yet or several books
8. My art supplies (sketchbook, pencils, eraser, etc)
9. Bug repellant (I must taste really good or something, because whenever I go outside...)
10. Field guide to tropical island wildlife

I thought about ritual items like some people said, but then I thought, why bother? I bet the island has plenty of stuff on it to use. Hey, if I am sure I'm going to be rescued eventually, this actually sounds pretty fun!


1. My Roman Short Sword 2. My Journal 3. Pen 4. A... Sep 4th. at 9:21:33 pm UTC

christie austin (goldsboro, North Carolina US) Age: 33 - Email


1. my roman short sword
2. my journal
3. pen
4. a ball called wilson lol
5. swiss army knife
6. duck tape
7. fishing pole
8. fuzzy blanket
9. camera
10. film


1) That Sunscreen Bug Repellent Stuff That Comes Mixed Together 2) The... Sep 4th. at 9:49:18 pm UTC

kristen doran (durham, New Hampshire US) Age: 18 - Email


1) that sunscreen bug repellent stuff that comes mixed together

2) The biggest, fattest, most ficitious book i could ever find

3) my clarinet

4) my saxamaphone

5) my digeredoo

6) Journal

7) a special pen that NEVER wore out

8) my cards

9) a picture of my best friend

10) a big fluffy comforter


1. Basic Hygenic Things- Sunscreen, Bug Spray, Other Items.... 2. My Cat... Sep 5th. at 1:05:09 am UTC

Gypsy Moon (Adelaide, South Australia AU) Age: 19 - Email


1. Basic hygenic things- sunscreen, bug spray, other items....
2. My cat
3. Books - loads of them!
4. My journal - x5
5. Lots of blank paper and pencils/pens!
6. Male companions who can hold a conversation - hey, I am young!
7. A warm large bed with the fittings!
8. Electricity
9. An entertainment system
10. Candles and globes


1. Vanilla Candles 2. Nag Champa Incense 3. Cigarettes 4. Books (all... Sep 5th. at 9:51:58 am UTC

Heather (Austin, Texas US) Age: 37


1. Vanilla candles
2. Nag Champa incense
3. Cigarettes
4. Books
(All of the above by the case, please!)
5. Big floppy straw hat
6. Banana Boat Lip Balm, SPF 30
7. Fredericksburg Herb Farm bath products (Yum!)
8. My tin whistle and song books
9. Bailey's Irish Cream (again, by the case!)
10. More books.....

Ah, sounds like Nirvana to me! The only thing that could make this better? An assurance that absolutely no crate of electronics would "magically" wash up on shore.(Cell phone/ laptop/ video game/ etc.....bleeeck!)


First Off, I Would Bring All Four Beatles As They Were In... Sep 5th. at 4:19:41 pm UTC

Aelfen Pandora (Katie to the humans) (Chicago, Illinois US) Age: 16 - Email


first off, I would bring all four Beatles as they were in 1963 (but they would age like me and wouldn't have wives or girlfriends or kids or commitments to anyone but me). A neverending bag of condoms and birthcontrol-pills since they'd be there (teehee!). A really good computer with accessories (connections and electricity would be on the island). All my magickal supplies. All my art supplies. All my friends (including relatives). Last of all, all the cds in the world except for all pop music made later than 1995.

Am I materialistic or what?

PS> we'd never get off the island since it'd be heaven


10. My Sks And A Case Of Ammunition. 9. A Practical General... Sep 5th. at 6:59:13 pm UTC

Barbarian (Chicago, Illinois US) Age: 31 - Email


10. My SKS and a case of ammunition.

9. A practical general purpose knife.

8. My large first aid kit.

7. A large supply of insulin and related supplies for my diabetes.

6. My GURPS RPG books and related materials.

5. My family. (Ok, that would technically be 2 humans and 9 cats, but I think I can get away with calling them one item for this purpose.)

4. Solar powered battery recharger to power the ...

3. Shortwave radio and the ...

2. Portable GPS Unit, to help me guide ...

1. A boat. (What can I say, I'm practical that way!)

Of course, we're probably going to take the opportunity for a bit of vaction before we use that boat!


1. Big Box Of Crayons 2. Drawing Pad 3. Book- Mists Of... Sep 5th. at 11:40:59 pm UTC

Deborah (beaufort, South Carolina US) Age: 27


1. BIG box of crayons
2. drawing pad
3. book- Mists of Avalon
4. 2-1 shampoo/conditioner
5. brush
6. towel
7. pillow
8. comforter
9. tarot cards
10. field guide/survival techniques


Stranded On A Desert Island, With Plenty Of Food And Shelter....hmmmnnnnnnn... Sep 6th. at 1:43:47 am UTC

Chelle "Zeyra" (Maricopa, Arizona US) Age: 32 - Email


Stranded on a desert island, with plenty of food and shelter....hmmmnnnnnnn...
Is is a fully furnished tree house? If so, then...
1)one set of oil lamps with a large drum of citronela oil
2)A cell phone, with full signal and long life battery for those "how do you make friends with a tiger?" questions.
3)The Mists of Avalon *Bless MZB!
4)soaps, tooth stuff, basic cleaning the bod stuff that smells good!
5)Neverending journal and pencils.
6)Nagg Champa in case jasmine is not growing all over the tree house.
7)Pillows and blankies
8)A large cauldron
9)Pictures of my kids.
and finally
10)A radio with good stations for music and talk, so I can sing along and feel like someone is there.

I must admit, being a Sagittarius it would be very hard to be alone for that long for me. I would love the solitude for only so long and then I would probably befriend a coconut or something. I love the idea of a big elaborate tree house with open walls and solid floors. A big cozy overstuffed chair and a little fireplace and I am set for a bit! I guess I have taken this to fantasy land, but for me this would be ideal!
I think if I were able to pick the terain, I would chose a small clean water grotto with a waterfall as my back yard on this little island! :)
Blessings to you all!
See you on the island!
Zeyra


Ivy Greenwood Says: 1. My Children!!! I Can't Stand It Even When... Sep 6th. at 1:51:58 am UTC

Ivy Greenwood (Simi Valley, California US) Age: 45 - Email


Ivy Greenwood says:

1. MY CHILDREN!!! I can't stand it even when they just go spend the night at a friend's house, so they've GOTTA come along!
2. A case of books (cheating, I know, but I have very eclectic tastes in books and I LOVE to read---one or two books simply won't do).
3. My Tarot cards
4. My Swiss Army knife, because I'd feel naked without it
5. Waterproof matches
6. A teakettle
7. Teacups
8. Lipton Green Tea with Orange, Passionfruit and Jasmine. Otherwise I'll curl up and die.
9. A dental hygiene kit (Did you see Tom Hanks' TEETH in "Castaway?" We are NOT goin' there!!!)
10. Biodegradable shampoo


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