29 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

5 Survival Necessities For Being Stranded on a Deserted Island

How would you survive if stranded on a deserted island? We’ve all thought about it—maybe even meticulously planned our rescue. Aside from the obvious survival items (matches, fresh water, a hunting device), here are few items you’d probably wish you had on a deserted island:

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  • First aid kit: In the event of an injury, a first aid kit could be the difference between life and death. A first aid kit should include: bandages, gauze, antibiotic ointment, antiseptic wipes, and tweezers.
  • Smart-phone charging flashlight: A reliable light source would be invaluable on a deserted island. The Clipray is a crank-powered, smartphone-charging flashlight.  This little guy could provide a reliable light source and juice for your smartphone with just a few cranks.
  • Shelter: For shade, inclement weather, and a decent place to sleep, a shelter would be a necessity. Sturdy, durable, and easily assembled tents built for long-term use would work best.
  • Cookware: A fire is obviously a cooking necessity, but some durable pots and pans would make cooking much more manageable. While your meals would still be basic, they at least wouldn’t all be ‘fire-roasted.’
  • Sleeping bag: Sleeping bags are made especially for the environment of intended use. It is recommended that sleeping bags used in warmer conditions (like a deserted island) should specify a temperature rating of no lower than 35 degrees Fahrenheit. That way, your sleeping bag would keep you warm, but not too warm.

Obviously, becoming stranded on a deserted island is neither planned, nor common. However, if it were to happen (and you were to find a genie in a bottle) these are some of the items you’d want to wish for.

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