If stuck on a Island....

If stuck on a Island....

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:24 pm

If you were going to be stranded on Island/ woods/somewhere remote but with ample plants and wildlife with just the close on your back and one item what would it be (if you pick gun you get all the ammo you want)?

At first i though swiss army knife or some kind of practical knife myself but the more I thought about it a gun would be very practical too. Only reason being many of the functions of the knife could be accomplished from animal parts. Easy fresh meat would be nice, making rudimentary cutting tools wouldn't be that hard.

But that is not what I would pick, I'll leave it open for discussion and then let you know.
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Re: If stuck on a Island....

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:33 pm

Helicopter. Seriously I would pick woman if that is an option. Survival is relatively easy but solitude can be unbearable.
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Re: If stuck on a Island....

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:56 pm

Good answer. :lol: ....but your island is the middle of nowhere and you have no maps, don't know where your at and chances are you're going to die on lift off since you most likely don't know how to fly the helicopter. Even assuming you could you don't have enough gas... BTW... Supertanker is not an acceptable pick either. :P

hmmm.. Didn't think about companionship, guess that's a good answer. Even if she was evil to the bone at least you'd have someone. But lets say you can't pick a companion either, must be an object.
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Re: If stuck on a Island....

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:59 pm

Solar powered military transceiver.
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Re: If stuck on a Island....

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:01 pm

Bunch of damn wiseguys... :lol: You can't get off the island you're stuck there for 5 years.
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Re: If stuck on a Island....

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:02 pm

I'm going to post my answer in the mod forum, I don't think anyone will say it. Greg can confirm. :D
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Re: If stuck on a Island....

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:11 pm

I would pick matches (or something to light a fire).
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Re: If stuck on a Island....

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:20 pm

Richard S. wrote:Bunch of damn wiseguys... :lol: You can't get off the island you're stuck there for 5 years.


Oh sure...keep changing the rules and I'll never get off this island!!!!

ok... how about a crashed fedex plane?..nah...already been done...

I'd want a HD multi-tool like a leatherman or Gerber.
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Re: If stuck on a Island....

PostBy: billw On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:20 pm

M-16 definitely. I never was a sharpshooter but I could put enough lead downrange to be able to eat daily.
I thought of a woman but after being married for 30 years to the same woman 5 years of peace and quiet would do me good. :D
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Re: If stuck on a Island....

PostBy: BugsyR On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:01 pm

well if Richard is going to continue to change the rules...can't have pamela anderson, can't have a helo, can't have this and that...sigh....

if my choice has to be that one and only "object"...then I would have to pick my childhood magnifying glass.

Burned a lot of ants with that thing and started a hell of a lot of fires in leaves with it too. It wasn't even glass, some kind of plastic, virtually unbreakable, hinged and able to close it in its own pocket size case.

yup...now that i think of it more...what the heck...endless amount of fire as long as it's a sunny island and an endless amount of entertainment as long as there are ants on the island!!!
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Re: If stuck on a Island....

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:10 pm

Matthaus would want an endless supply of deep-mined coal and a bunch of used stoves so he could keep himself busy. :twisted:

A hot blond with the brains of an armadillo would be nice, at first. :blah:
I'll take an endless supply of Yuengling Amber Lager in cans. I could use the cardboard cases for many things, and the cans supply thin aluminum which I could fashion into many useful tools. I'd also have to drink it , but that's a necessary evil to get the empties. :idea:
I could use my glasses to refract the sun's rays to start a fire, using the cardboard as kindling. And all that wildlife I'd be eating will taste better in a beer flavored marinade.
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Re: If stuck on a Island....

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:16 pm

I think you're on to something there Wood'nCoal , you could melt the aluminum and fabricate a canoe. That's a lot of cans. :beer:
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Re: If stuck on a Island....

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:18 pm

Richard S. wrote:I think you're on to something there Wood'nCoal , you could melt the aluminum and fabricate a canoe. That's a lot of cans. :beer:


I think if you drank enough beer to melt the empties into a canoe you'd be too fat to fit in said canoe!! :P
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Re: If stuck on a Island....

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:47 pm

av8r wrote:
Richard S. wrote:I think you're on to something there Wood'nCoal , you could melt the aluminum and fabricate a canoe. That's a lot of cans. :beer:


I think if you drank enough beer to melt the empties into a canoe you'd be too fat to fit in said canoe!! :P


Ah yes, but necessity is the mother of all inventions, as the canoe progressed, I could continue to empty the cans to make the canoe as large as necessary, even if it began to resemble a back woods version of the Queen Mary! :cheers:
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Re: If stuck on a Island....

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:44 pm

i would want a ship lol
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