3 THINGS to take with you on a desert island.What would you pick?

@alinka (184)
Greece
April 24, 2010 12:58pm CST
Heard it alot of times and made you think about it?Me too! Actually the psychologists came up with this question because the answers reflect someone's priorities in life.You must think about three things, not persons,that your survival could depend on them. The first three essential things we need to survive is water, food and a shelter but thinking better about it ,we realise that taking straight food and water,one moment we would run out. I would take a magnifying glass(for fire,good in case of rain and never run out),an hachette and a sleeping bag, although i admit i'm still thinking about the third one,the sleeping bag.I think i could take something more useful. How about you?What would you pick to take with you on a desert island and why?
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
24 Apr 10
I want a big knife, a fishing line and hook, something to convert salt water into fresh.
@alinka (184)
• Greece
24 Apr 10
You cheated....:)) they're 4 things there.That's not fair.THX for posting savypat...guess i will let you go this time with the hook. :D
@savypat (20248)
• United States
25 Apr 10
details, details, details. Thanks
• Australia
24 Apr 10
I want to say I boat but that would be cheating. So I would first say water beccause you can not live without water. Next I would say food because that would obviously be a good survival tool lol. Last I would be smart and say a book..not just any book but I book on how to build a boat...lol if im aloud that..that way I could build one and leave.
@alinka (184)
• Greece
24 Apr 10
That's a smart one...:P.Good idea.
• Australia
25 Apr 10
That is true DMD1710 but perhaps maybe I could find such things on the island like rope and make something to cut the wood(which I could get from trees).
@sconibear (7999)
• United States
24 Apr 10
A blond, a brunette, and a redhead...........don't wanna get bored you know.
@alinka (184)
• Greece
24 Apr 10
=)) By far, the funniest answer.Good point there.To bad that would include even more items needed....But i got the point :D
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
24 Apr 10
I would take a boat, extra fuel or spare sails depending on the type of the boat, and a compass. With these three items, I could get from the desert island to a larger land mass.
24 Apr 10
I was going to say that!! Someone sent me one of those joke text messages the other day which said, how is it that whenever someone is asked what they would take to a desert island, no-one ever says boat!
@Lahabie (20)
• Belgium
25 Apr 10
Well since you are on an island, you should take a fishing rod or a net with you. That way you can catch your own food. And it shouldn't ever run out. The second thing would be some sort of plastic sail since you can use that to condense water out of the air. And a second use for it is to make some shelter. The 3rd thing would be a knive, for cleaning the fish you catch, make a spear of some sorts and many other tools. The reason why I didn't pick some fire-making device is that you don't need anything but a stick to start a fire.
@wowee48 (11)
• United States
25 Apr 10
Okay! First off I would take a keg of water with a filter so I could filter the salt water.Then I would bring a a tinderbox.Latly I would bring a Knife so i could catch animals.
@pwang41 (134)
• Philippines
25 Apr 10
the three things i would pick to have with me on a desert island would be a sharp knife to used for cutting anything like food and branches, a blanket to give me shade in the morning and keep me warm during the night and finally a book to keep me company. i love to read and it would lessen my anxiety of being alone on an island.
@jd107nette (1458)
• Philippines
25 Apr 10
i encountered that a lot of times too and whenever i was asked about it, i admit that i often change answers... haha... hmm, this time, i would still opt to bring a glass for fire like you... a knife... and blanket... hmm... i think that would be it...
@shezji (6)
• Pakistan
25 Apr 10
i will take my mobile phone so i can call some1 for help and get ot of there and lots and lots of food .
@flzmlady (419)
• China
25 Apr 10
Well i would like to have a knife(sharp one),a dog(faithful one) and a fire-making stuff(like the magnifying glass, for e.g.).
@ghieptc (2527)
• Philippines
25 Apr 10
I would like to bring a big tent so that's where I used to sleep, eat, etc...second I'm gonna bring a big bottle of water coz it's necessary right, it's a desert island so water is essential or important in order you to survive. And the last one would be medical kit so if ever I got harmed or something I'm prepared...
• Philippines
25 Apr 10
id take a match since i don't know how to start a fire the traditional way. Second, I would bring a knife. A knife has many uses i can use it for cutting twigs for my fire,fruits,fish or rabbit if am lucky to catch one hehehe. And lastly, I would bring clothes. It would be difficult if I can't change a thing in the island.
@bdugas (3585)
• United States
25 Apr 10
Well taking a boat would be the first thing that a person would think of, but once you ran out of fuel it would be useless, my cell phone but then once it charge went down it would be useless. My dog i would take he is always with me and maybe would be of help to scare off any wild animals. A fishing pole to catch fish, a knife, to cut for making a shelter. It would be hard to pick just 3 you need to eat and some thing for protection and to start a fire. And gas for the boat. dang that a hard one.
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
I pick shelter because it's hot in a desert. I'll just find my way around it until i get out of there.
@samson1967 (7426)
• India
24 Apr 10
ai can find the three basics at desert island i.e. food clothing and shelter, Actually I dont want to carry anything (wordly things) to the deserted island.