Stranded on a desert island

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by pygmalion, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Iodine, bleach, a fairly comprehensive first-aid kit including oral and topical antibiotics, aspirin, and prednisone and benadryl. A tent, a survival blanket, a firestarter kit (I like the flint and iron strikers we used in colonial kitchens when people were around), matches, rope (nylon and hemp both), needles, thread, SOAP (lots and lots and lots of soap) insect repellent, insect killer, a tarp, several rolls of duct tape (because it is ALWAYS useful), toilet paper (lots and lots of it), a good knife and whetstone (or a few different ones), compound bow and broadhead tips, a handgun and several boxes of soft-tip ammo (handgun because I'm a better shot with that than a long gun, soft-tip to maximize the damage it does on expansion), solar charger of some kind, hand axe, saw, multihead driver, mallet, crowbar. And sunblock. And a big floppy hat. A book of local plants and animals for identification.

    For entertainment, I'd want lots of books. Anthologies are good as they're books within books. And my dogs. Horse would be helpful (though he's not exactly a work horse.) Something to write on.
     
  2. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Holy cow! If I'm ever stuck in a Hunger Games movie, I want to hang out with you.
     
  3. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    she will skin you and eat you then wear your skin for warmth:)
     
  4. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    you missed an absolutely essential item a machete more uses than a hand axe tho id want one too
     
  5. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    + satellite phone and homing beacon...unless I didn't want to be found or heard from again. :)
     
  6. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    I may need sleep. I totally thought this said "Standard on a desert island" for a second there.
     
  7. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

  8. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member


    Uh oh, DOI. Looks like your reputation prcedes you! *ducks and runs* :D
     
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  9. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Well, I will admit, when I saw the movie version, my first thought was "Those are the wrong kind of arrows they gave Katniss in the arena" (vertically-turned broadhead is meant for targets with vertical ribs, while what she was shooting at, uh...well, the human rib cage is horizontal...)

    Of course all the hunting and fishing equipment and guns and bows and nets won't help if there's nothing to hunt on the island...as far as plants go, though, I don't eat it unless I am SURE I know what it is so a guidebook for the area is a must!
     
  10. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member


    Why does it not surprise me that you know this? *giggle*
     
  11. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member


    er :oops: a "dusky maiden" is a cocktail er made from Tia Maria and chocloate ice cream...honest...
     

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