Would You Rather: Be Lost In the Middle of a Thick Forest Or...

United States
March 22, 2007 5:26pm CST
Would you rather be lost in thhe middle or a dense forest or would you rather be marrooned on a deserted island? Personally I would want to be lost in the forest, I think it would be easier for people to find me if I'm in a forest rather than an island somewhere in the middle of the ocean.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
Neither. I would rather be at home safe. But since you asked, I think I would prefer to be in an island somewhere in the pacific as long as that island has food or fruit bearing trees and not barren. It would like be a vacation for me. The forest would make me paranoid and I might get crazy thinking all those yucky crawly creatures creeping towards me at night.
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• United States
23 Mar 07
you bring up some good points! I see your logic. It is def. an island with food and water resources lol.
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• Ireland
23 Mar 07
Sun, sea and sand sounds idyllic to me. I think I would prefer this to being lost in a dense forest. Goodness only knows what wildlife would be lurking in a forest and I would have no way of fighting them off. I think I might survive longer on a desert island and even long enough for somebody to rescue me.
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• Ireland
23 Mar 07
I think I would also choose to be lost in a dense forest particularly if the forest was in Ireland. That way there would be no wild animals or snakes around to harm me and I would have a better chance of being found alive.
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@samrat16 (2442)
• India
23 Mar 07
Even I would love to be lost in forest. I have few idea what to do in forest . I'm also going to give you an idea how to get of forest as you opted for forest too -- If you are so lost that you have no idea of what direction you came from then find a stream and follow it. streams usually lead to a place where there are people. Animal trails usually lead to streams. following a stream is a downhill trek as opposed to climbing uphill and using more energy. Moss grows on the north side of trees in most cases but now always. the sun rises in the east and sets in the west in the united states. the two bottom stars of the big dipper point to the north star so again you know north even if its dark. Weather, climate, terrain and numerous other circumstances can either make finding one's way out easier or much more difficult. I have always carried a survival booklet with me when i go into the woods as well as a water purifyer, and warm clothing. be prepared to go into the woods and chances are you will not be lost for very long.
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• United States
23 Mar 07
wow you seem to know a lot about the forest! :) My dad also told me if you are lost in the forest follow a stream. He also said if you cant find a strem then stay in one spot, because if you keep moving around it'll be harder for people to find you.
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• United States
5 Apr 07
I would rather be lost in a thick forest because you know there is some, possible way to escape a forest. If you are stuck on an island you are really stuck. Your only chance of getting off is the slight chance someone else will find you.
• United States
26 Mar 07
This is a really easy one for me. I'd much rather be lost in a forest over the deserted island any day for many reasons. One is there is usually an abundance of food in a forest and on an deserted island they're pretty much food and coconuts. And who's to say there is even that. There is shelter from the elements (or at least for the most part) also in a forest too. Which I'm aware they're could be on an island too.
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@kurtbiewald (2628)
• United States
22 Mar 07
yeah in a forest you could be stuck for decades on an island , if you survived at all in a forest just find a stream and follow it down, then follow the larger stream, etc, eventually civilization of somekind, and you have water, maybe even make a boat if the stream is large
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@freak369 (4974)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Interesting question. I'd have to go with the island. You wouldn't have to worry about big prey coming after you and you would have more of a chance of being able to grow your own food and hunting for fresh fish. Then again, after seeing Castaway .. lol .. there are some definite down sides to being stuck on an island.
@urbandekay (18312)
18 Jun 07
Hmmm, assuming it is a broad leaf deciduous forest, then that. I would feel more at home there and could probably find food, shelter and water. I could climb a tree and that might give me an idea which direction to travel. On the other hand if the island has fresh water and a food source that might make it easier to survive in. all the best urban
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I'd rather be on the island. In the forest, it is too easy for things to hide that would hurt you. Walking along and Oops! Snake! But on an island, you can stay on the beach and see a water snake coming. LOL Also, on a beach you can create smoke and fire without worrying about causing a forest fire. ha ha Or write really big in the sand and fill it with rocks or sticks to make it stand out. Fishing for food...bananas or pineapple will get me a lot farther than hunting for rabbit or mushrooms. And which mushrooms would be ok to eat? Nah, I'll take the island, thanks. :D
@drakan291 (817)
• Ireland
15 Apr 07
I think i would chose to go on the island because you could make a life there without much danger! In a forest you are most lickly not going to be found but there are animals like snakes and spider which could kill you! But on an desart island you prabaly won't be killed by a snake!
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
13 Apr 07
I'd rather be on an island as long as it had a fresh water supply. I like the idea of tropical and warm, and just hope I would get out before monsoon season hit. Forrests just seem damp and cold and full of bears.
• Canada
31 Mar 07
forest because first of all there would be food and second of all I can listen to nature and meditate and commune with spirits
• Australia
26 Mar 07
Oh, wow! What a fun question! Being stranded on a desserted island has actualy always been a fantasy of mine, so i would definitely choose that! Of course, i'm assuming this island has resources i can use [probably with some difficulty or it wouldt be fun] to surive. Throughout my life, I've felt imprisoned by the society i live in, and even occasionaly contemplated collecting a bunch of medical supplies and purposely trying to strand myself on an island like that! Pretty weird, huh? I don't mind how long i could be stuck there at all, and i get lonely less easily than msot people. I really love the idea of having to use my own resourcefulness with natural resources to survive, building a little hut or something and trying to survive and all. I don't eat fish, but if i got stranded there, I'd start eating it. fishing's fun anyway. It would be a lot cooler if some other people were stuck there too though.