Things I'd want on a desert island (was Re: Transistors...)
cisin at xenosoft.com
Sun Apr 26 18:07:59 CDT 2009
On Sun, 26 Apr 2009, Philip Pemberton wrote:
> - A knife. Victorinox, Leatherman, Stanley, anything will do as long as it's
> sharp and reasonably clean (or can be easily cleaned). If you were in a plane
> crash, go scavenge the wreckage.
You won't find many knives on current commercial flights.
I'd rather have Jeri there. I am SURE that she could make a decent knife
from any random hunk of iron, or even iron ore.
> - Water. Lower down the list because unless you just found a crate of
> mineral water stashed in the cargo hold of a plane that just went down,
> you need some way of making it safe to drink. That means fire and some
> form of heatproof and waterproof container. See above :)
It's unlikely that your plane will hit a desert island in fresh water.
You are likely to need potable water long before you can get any of that
other stuff together.
I can make a passable still out of the wreckage, once I get fire.
If Jeri can come up with a better source of water, then my still can be
re-purposed to use with fermented local fruit.
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