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Old 08-15-2013, 05:31 AM   #1
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Ok here is the hypothetical.... You have been abducted and are being forced to survive on a remote and small island. You will be there for one year or less if you escape. You are told you can take two survival items with you ( not counting shirt and pants and no you can't say a boat lol ). What are those two things your choosing and why???



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Old 08-15-2013, 05:46 AM   #2
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I would make only one choice. That choice could handle many problems on a desert Island.



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I would make only one choice. That choice could handle many problems on a desert Island.
Nice lol. I am really looking for something different tho haha. We all wish Wonder Woman was real
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Ok here is the hypothetical.... You have been abducted and are being forced to survive on a remote and small island. You will be there for one year or less if you escape. You are told you can take two survival items with you ( not counting shirt and pants and no you can't say a boat lol ). What are those two things your choosing and why???
I guess a hatchet and a good quality knife? I feel like the knife could be used for many different things.
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My heavy Bolo knife and my Tilly Hat... (google Corpsman Bolo)

Bolo is self explanatory..

The Tilley is for shade plus I can boil water in it with hot stones

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Just two items is a tough one! The first would definitely be a knife. With a knife and the proper skills you can make many of the other things you might need. The second is tougher as there are so many things that would be useful. A fire starting kit? Fishing gear (you did say it was an island)? A PLB?

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A machete and a colorful, heavy duty tarp. The machete is obvious, the tarp can be used for shelter, to collect water as a signal and as a sail!

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If it's the Gilligan's Island type of island, then the number one item would be a good machete. The number two item . . . hmmm. The tarp is a good idea. Is a pallet load of duct tape an acceptable answer? If not, I guess I'd go with either the tarp, or a large, stainless steel pot.

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Large heavy knife/small machete.

Fire starter kit, of the flint rod/magnesium block variety.

Gotta eat, and drink. The fire starter helps tremendously in that. A knife is about the most useful tool in a survival situation.

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This topic is really for the survival forum.

After significant consideration and following the 5 C's of survival...

#1 best thing to have anywhere is a cooking pot (Container)
#2 is a hatchet (cutting tool)
#3 is a tarp (cover)
#4 is a fire starter (combustion)
#5 is para cord (cordage)



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