Welcome to my desert island. Ok not really! It’s deserted, you’ll have to leave now. Sorry, not my choice…. part of question. 🙂
First off, I’m taking the old fishing pole. I can live on fish for awhile. It won’t be fun after a week, but survival calls people. After awhile, I’ll figure out how to cook wrapping food in palm leaves. The island better have trees. I’m leaving out the tent here people! But again, food first major need tackled.
Second, I’m taking my water purifier pump. Water should come first really. But hey, you need water. Sea water might be boiled and distilled but that’s more than five things needed for that. Ok food and water. Enjoy civilization people, I’m good for a bit with three things to spare!
Third, light weight bright colored rain jacket. You may need cover. You might want rescued eventually (signal with bright colors). You may not want to be soaked if it rains! It’ll collect water in pinch. It’ll hold food for trees or plants. The fish gets old sooner or later.
Fourth, this is where things get strange. My mind cries for the long life battery powered radio/iPad/netbook thing (with satellite chip). But I’m leaning toward a box of paper. I can occupy myself. I can write the treatise of life and philosophy that I never had an uninterrupted month to work on!
Five, a never ending pen. Really a box of paper eat this one! Bad thing for the list. But to capture my thoughts. Decorating the volleyball named Wilson, needs ink of some kind. (Movie reference, people).
Ok noticeable absent electronics, clothes, books, music. How much good would come from twenty thousand and one times on same song. Ignore those people below. They are hallucinations.