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If you could take three things with you to a desert island, what would they be?

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desert island in West Papua
Desert island in West Papua. Photo by Dr. James P. McVey.

If you had to live alone on a desserted island for the rest of your life and you could only take three things with you (apart from the clothes you were wearing) what would those three things be?

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Depends what natural resources the island has. If it hasn't got a good source of food and water, then those would be at the top of my list. Then a blanket.

If we're not talking about practical survival items then it would be my soft toy rabbit, Bobby, a picture of my parents, and the complete book of stories of Winnie the Pooh.
My Bible
Coffee (I'd figure our how to make the coffee later because I would have a lot of spare time). (oh, and I'm assuming I can't take people or pets).
I would take my dogs, my coffee machine, and food -glorious food!
by Finy
A fishing rod to catch fish with so I could eat, there would be plenty of drinking coconuts on the island so a good Swiss Army knife with all the tools in working order would be a must, and a lifetime supply of matches to light fires.

I want to say a blanket and pillow too, but if it's only three things then I'd have to work out how to make these because they are luxuries and not necessary to survival.
I would take a spoon to eat the "dessert", fruit in case it was not to my taste, and an exercise bike to work off the extra poundage.
I'd take a television, a computer and a solar powered communications device so I could call someone to get me off the island because there'd be no electricity for my TV or computer.
With the earth being ravaged by us, we may find ourselves with more dire questions than this. As a first step, I and my wife have been trying to live with minimum things..
That apart if faced with such a question - I'd beg to take my wife along because with her by my side I can face anything..
Next for the 3 things:
(1) survival kit - whatever I've observed being used by bear grylls
(2) sources of water and fire
(3) the knowledge and the ability to wake myself out of this nightmare so I can return to my day job!
my sun factor 50+ moisturiser, heaps of books (that counts as one thing), and a man with all necessary tools to look after me and go fishing and forage for food etc.
Fresh Water. Heaps dehydrated food packets. Matches.

Hopefully there'd be rocks on island to make a knife/cutting tool of some description.

Certainly not an 'event' I'd wish to happen for real!


Fresh water.

Only three items, that is going to be tough. An aloe vera plant, a mosquito net, and a flint stone. I would want my tool box too but i dont want to give up one of my other choices to have it.
Totally impractical but books, books and reading glasses, some sunscreen and Victoria's Secret Amber Romance body butter so I can smell nice!
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