• Question: If you were stuck on a deserted island what would you bring(It has to be five things)?

    Asked by Darth Vader to Jonathan, Kellie, Kevin, Melissa, Stephanie on 2 May 2016.
    • Photo: Melissa Wilson Sayres

      Melissa Wilson Sayres answered on 2 May 2016:

      (Assuming it isn’t a radio so I can get off the island.)

      1. Iodine
      2. Tent
      3. Gallon jug
      4. Knife
      5. Antibiotic

    • Photo: Kevin Baker

      Kevin Baker answered on 2 May 2016:

      1. Shelter
      2. First Aid kit
      3. Fishing pole
      4. Desalinator (removes salt from ocean water)
      5. Storage containers

    • Photo: Stephanie Moon

      Stephanie Moon answered on 2 May 2016:

      Hello Darth Vader,
      like Melissa said, assuming no way to contact the outside for help, I would bring:
      1. A solar powered 3-d printer that turns sand into glass (check it out, they exist! https://vimeo.com/25401444 ) so I could make a containers, a distillation device, etc.
      2. Super thin kevlar for fishing line etc.
      3. a first aid kit with antibiotics including penicillin-generating mold
      4. a shelter with a mirrored exterior including convex parabolic mirrors to create a fire
      5. a great knife

    • Photo: Jonathan Jackson

      Jonathan Jackson answered on 2 May 2016:

      Goodness, everyone’s got such great answers already! Here’s mine:

      1. Fishing net
      2. A nice, large, sharp knife
      3. A biiiiig plastic sheet (can use it for shelter at night, for creating water during the day, focusing heat, a kite when I’m bored, or even as a signaling device)
      4. A large, non-corrosive, non-reactive container (aka big plastic barrel)
      5. First aid kit, including a needle and thread for stitches

    • Photo: Kellie Jaremko

      Kellie Jaremko answered on 3 May 2016:

      Hmm this is a great question Darth Vader.

      1. This safety straw “Water is life” http://waterislife.com/clean-water/the-straw It has iodine and filters out viruses and harmful particles.
      2. I also agree that you’d need a way to collect water (tarp) or a way to take salt out of water.
      3. First Aid kit with antibiotics and stitches
      4. Knife
      5. Shelter