Shipwrecked- What Would You Want To Bring With You

Choose quickly: spend a Wednesday morning in m...

Choose quickly: spend a Wednesday morning in meetings or teleconferences in an office, or here on a deserted island in the French West Indies? Did it take you long to decide? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you were shipwrecked on an island and could only bring six things with you what would they be?

There are a number of ways of playing this game. One is to say that since you are on a deserted island you should not bring electronics because power would be an issue.

Another is to say this is just for fun and let people bring whatever they want to the island.

On a related side note I once wrote an essay about how people have used computers, smartphones, the Internet and social media to create our own deserted islands. So if you take it from that perspective than you could do the exercise with objects that require power.

Head over to my guest post at Life For Instance and join the discussion on what you would want to have on a deserted island.

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6 Comments

  1. Jed December 7, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Great question. Must say I like Bruce’s answer best.

  2. Bruce Sallan December 7, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Miss January
    Miss March
    Miss June
    Miss July
    Miss November
    Miss December

  3. The Real Matt Daddy December 6, 2011 at 7:36 am

    1. My guitar to keep me entertained until I eventually need to use it as firewood and make snares from the strings.
    2. A machete for chopping things cuz that looks so cool on survivor.
    3. Shoes because I hate being barefoot, even on the beach.
    4. Rum to get piss drunk.
    5. An eye patch so I don’t piss in my eye.

  4. Adrienne December 5, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Well Jack, you can look at it this way. You are shipwrecked on an island and I’m sure pretty much everyone will have their electric devices with them. They would just have to see if they actually worked or not.

    So with that being said my list would go like this:

    1) My cell phone (whether it works or not)
    2) My iPod Touch (I can play games until the battery dies)
    3) A good book to read (I don’t do Kindle)
    4) Plenty of water (I carry bottles with me everywhere)
    5) Wine, plenty of wine (I may get tired of the water)
    6) My dog because she can keep me company

    That’s it for me. Glad to know that will never happen. 🙂

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