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I know this thread has already been made before, but seeing as it has probably died or is been buried deep into the realms of the Tavern forum, I decided to make a new one! =)

http://heidibay.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/tropical-island.png

What if... you were a castaway on a tropical island... your ship has sunk near a tropical island in the middle of nowhere and you won't be rescued for several decades, because nobody misses you and will come look for you...

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2008/04/castawat_help.jpg

...and here comes the fun part! You can have 3 things that can/will wash upon shore at your island? Anything is allowed (except for any explicit stuff of course!), but it's a maximum of 3 things...

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/1696/04castaway.png

...so, share with us what would those 3 items will be!

http://www.toonpool.com/user/997/files/desert_isle_castaway_tom_hanks_237195.jpg

And to sum things up... these are the ground rules:

# Name the 3 items of tour choice;
# Elaborate on why you would want those particular items;
# And what would you do with them?


I'm wondering and looking forward to what the answers will be! =)

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And to sum things up... these are the ground rules:
# Name the 3 items of tour choice;
# Elaborate on why you would want those particular items;
# And what would you do with them?

Well I have two lists, one for if I had to stick to the boundries of modern stuff, and another if these 3 items could be anything.
Let's start with the anything list
#1. A potion of immortality
#2. A potion of unlimited energy (un-aging)
#3. A solar powered, waterproof, music player that could connect to pandoraradio.com ^^

Reasons Why I Would Like those Things:
for the first one so I could have enough time to swim across the ocean so I could get back to civilization (and make some changes while I'm there) the second one so i won't be dying of hunger or something while i'm taking that long swim, and the third one because I need something to keep me entertained while swimming that distance.

Now for if we are sticking to the boundries of our current state:
1. I guess since I don't think I'll be able to really get off this island using my expert ship making skills, alot of paper.
2. Alot of pencils
3. somehwere to keep the papers safe (like a steel case or something

I would get all those things just to somehow leave an impression on the world (I have a need to do that) and I know for a fact that if I'm stuck on an island I'm either guarenteed to die or guarenteed to live, depends on what's on it so I don't feel like using one of the three things on that.

3. An air-comditioned condo w/ electricity, hot and cold running water, a 36" flatscreen, a sauna, and 10 bedrooms.

I don't think those could all fall under one thing.
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iPhone starter kit already connected to server
generator
unlimited supply of gasoline

Joe96
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you won't be rescued for several decades, because nobody misses you and will come look for you...

http://i3.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/003/619/Untitled-1.jpg
I would say my top 3 things would be:
1) Something to collect rainwater (because water is the most valuable asset in a survival situation)

2) Jungle Knife (Useful tool that can be used to kill small game, double as a weapon for personal security, and skin animals you may happen to catch)

3) Medical Supplies (to maintain my health)

Something to note: many people going into regions without many people often carry a survival beacon to alert people in a situation that they need help


1. My girlfriends

I'm confused, do you have more than one girlfriend...?
Jake297
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Where did he say it was a tropical island?

Hmmm... I don't know. Maybe it was the first picture on the thread. You know, the one of the tropical island?
I'm confused, do you have more than one girlfriend...?

Is there something wrong with that?
Rapyion
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1) Unlimited supply of water.

Probably because I can't just drink seawater too much. Right?

2) Building tools.

To build stuff like shelter. That's about it.

3) Action Novels

I really like novels. The action ones, not the romance ones. Yeah, like to read them sometimes.

Jake297
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Have you ever slept outside even when it's 45-50 degrees? I thought not. Have you ever slept on rocks? I thought not either.

Actually, ive done both. I've slept outside when it was 15 degrees outside, and believe me, it was cold. And I have slept on rocks in 40 degree weather.
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Hmmmm...
Here you go:
1. A rescue
2. Water
3. Fishing Pole

Idk why i want a fishing pole, but lets be realistic, i like fishing so yea.

Jake297
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If you have a rescue, why would you need water?

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1) A rifle
2) Some goats
3) A reformed canaballistic native, preferably named after a day of the week. Saturday, perhaps.

A cookie to anyone who gets the reference.

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1) A tent or sleeping bag.
2) A (probably large) bowl.
3) A large knife or ax/hatchet.

The tent/sleeping bag is obviously for shelter. I can use the bowl to collect food when I forage, and to collect rain water. The knife/ax/hatchet is for self-defense and I'm sure there will be other uses for it. Cutting trees or branches down or something.

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1. a jet airplane: to escape with.

2. a pilot: to drive the jet airplane.

3. a lot of gasoline: to run the jet airplane.

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[/i]I saw the Mythbusters where they are on an island with only duct tape. They were able to find water, food, make shelter and do all the things to survive with only duct tape and what the island had to offer.

i saw that episode too it was cool.

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a lot of gasoline: to run the jet airplane.


Good luck with that, haha.
Joe96
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Is there something wrong with that?

You're saying you're going out with more than one girl at once?
I have just never heard of people openly cheating before.
Jake297
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Dude, I'm 13. I don't just "go out with girls".

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