Originally Posted by Georgiahunter
How about a water gun! You can't drink salt water and if there is no source of fresh water you'll get dehydrated. With a water gun and unlimited supply of fresh water I'm set!
Once you are marooned, a water source is going to be the first thing you need to find, or else you will be dead within a few days.
With pots and pans and fire you can make a 'stil to distill salt water into fresh. It all depends on what washed up on shore with you, or what other trash and flotsam you can find.
With stones and sticks you can make a fire starter. With string like a bootlace you can make one with a bow, which is faster. Ergo you can manufacture such a 'stil, and you better, if there is no freshwater spring nearyby.
Springs usually crop out of the rocks near mountains. They result from underwater aquafers trapping water within the mountain.
Drainage streams are the second best thing, although they depend on continuous rains.
Water gun? That would be sort of like a magic carpet ride. And if you have a magic carpet, then just fly home on it.