Ten things you'd take to a deserted island

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  1. domesticated om Stickler for details Valued Senior Member

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    As long as "kits" or "packages" are each considered one item:

    [1] 1 shipping container filled with huge bags of a variety of seeds.
    [2] 1 shipping container filled with medical items in bulk (instruments, meds..... staples like gauze, needles etc)
    [3] 1 shipping container filled with variety of dried good (includes things like yeast)
    [4] large case of disposable plastic lighters
    [5] 1 shipping container filled with bags of cement
    [6] 1 shipping container filled with live chickens
    [7] 1 shipping container filled with copper wire
    [8] a tank containing 9000 gallons of fresh water
    [9] 1 shipping container filled with construction tools
    [10] 1 library - which is probably just yet another shipping container filled with books
     
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  3. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Why the copper wire?
     
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  5. !!!!!batman!!!!! Registered Member

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    • laptop with internet
    • solar panels sufficient for powering laptop
    • game controller
    • still
    • 50 gallon drum of yeast
    • sugar cane seed
    • breeding pair of goats
    • breeding pair of chickens
    • seed for crop that the goats and chickens will both eat
    • avril lavigne
     
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  7. heytogi Registered Member

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    For the 10 things i would bring to an island, the only thing to bring would be a good machete, and a good
    survival book for the place in question. The rest would be easy if you're a bit savy or survivelist!
     
  8. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    The first five of them would be women with different skill-sets
    farmer
    gardener
    doctor/herbalist(with tool kit)
    engineer
    carpenter
    bag of mixed seeds(chosen by the first 3)
    solar array with batteries and inverter
    my tool kit
    cage of rabbits(with male included)
    flock of chickens(with rooster included)

    .........................
    one wonders
    Why was the island "deserted" in the first place?
     
  9. Kittamaru Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Adieu, Sciforums. Valued Senior Member

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    Hm... banished forever huh? Assuming there is no restriction to what we can take, beyond the obvious/practical (have to be able to transport it, etc):

    1) My bug-out bag (duffle bag that has the essentials in it, such as a box of waterproof matches, survival blankets, water purifiers, hatchet, multi-tool, first aid kit, etc)
    2) My wife, my little brother and his girlfriend, and three other friends and their significant others; one is in the US Coast Guard, one is a former US Marine, and the other is a techno-nerd like myself. This would give us basic survival skills, strength for construction tasks, some basic medical knowledge, and the ability to hopefully adapt and overcome

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    Plus, having additional human contact is vital to any sort of long-term settlement.
    3) A good sized solar array: 36 L-16REB Deep Cycle batteries wired in series parallel - 6V, 390 AH each gives us 2340 AH @ 36V (roughly 28KWh at 12V draw), tied to a 35x55 foot KD320GX-LFB 320W array, plus the required transformers and inverters. This should provide a steady 23kw at maximum output, so assuming 80% of that under realistic conditions say 18kw per hour with an 8 hour charging cycle, gives us 144 kw per day. Average US household use is roughly 33 kwh per day, so that gives us plenty of power to use and to recharge the batteries. Realistically, if this is some kind of tropical or sub-tropical island, charging time would likely be closer to 10-12 hours, so that gives us 216 kw per day. (yes, this would all be incredibly expensive... but you never said price was an issue!)
    4) Construction tools (hammers, chisels, table saw or two, miter saw, etc)
    5) Some basic appliances (high efficiency oven/stove, etc)

    Not sure yet on 6-10... will get back to that

    EDIT - number 6 - a few high-efficiency air conditioners... this servers two purposes:
    1) Cooling
    2) Water production

    After all, the water it condenses out of the air would be clean

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  10. Trooper Secular Sanity Valued Senior Member

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    Doctor
    Fisherman
    Carpenter
    Gardener
    Engineer
    Scientist
    Hunter
    Weatherman
    Distiller

    And of course, a hammock for me, the supervisor.
     
  11. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    How bout one of these? lol! Nawww..that would be cheating!

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  12. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    The Hunter would kill the Gardner. The Engineer would kill the Scientist. And they'd all end up crucifying the Weatherman on the stormiest of days. lol!
     
  13. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    A radio to communicate with so that I could tell people where I am or have a GPS built in to allow others to find me.
     
  14. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Various simulations of this with Tropico 5 usually results in a smog ridden island, over populated by immigrants and constantly under attack by foreign powers fearing the alleged nuclear arsenal cache.

     
  15. scorpius a realist Valued Senior Member

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    1 enough building materials to build a vacation resort hotel with all modern luxury amenities
    2 enough guns and ammo to take care of anyone and anything

    Then Id invite people to come for a vacation and charge them accordingly
     
  16. 3EyedRaven Registered Member

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    1. A carton of cigarettes
    2. A lighter
    3. A loaded handgun
    4. An Ipod loaded with some of my favorite albums.
    5. A bag of flaming hot cheetos puffs.
    6. A bag of marijuana
    7. A blow up doll
    8. An Acoustic Guitar
    9. A big ass knife
    10. A sketch pad with pencils
     
  17. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    1. Lipstick
    2. Perfume
    3. Eye shadow
    4. A red dress

    ....

    Wait, I think I'm about to describe a fantasy of mine!
     
  18. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    shades of J.Edgar Hoover
    ?
     
  19. river

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    My wife

    Tablet

    Salt water filter

    Maps

    Signal flares

    Snorkelling equipment , including spears

    Flints

    Suntan lotion

    First aid kit

    Binoculars
     
  20. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Fishhooks
    Knife
    Metal pot

    ...and none of you said:
    Antibiotics
     
  21. river

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    None of what who said ?
     
  22. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Someone mentioned bringing a doctor, but that's cheating.
     
  23. NMSquirrel OCD ADHD THC IMO UR12 Valued Senior Member

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    1: a teleporter
    2: unlimited money
    3: blonde
    4: brunette
    5: redhead
    6: separate huts for them on different parts of the island
    7: barriers to keep then away from each other..
    8: Internet, so I can order things online and look at porn when 'that' time of the month comes around
    9: tracking devices so I can be sure they wouldn't get together.
    10: a lawyer (or escape route) in case they do..

    scratch all that.. with the first two I could get anything else I need..
     

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