Stranded In A Desert Island

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  1. Corzhens

    Corzhens Master Survivalist
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    This is an imagined scenario. Alone a boat and lost at sea, you find a deserted island. Deserted means no water, no trees, only grass and rocks. So what can you do to survive? The first step is to find a place of shelter that you can call your homebase. Hey, don’t forget the tie the boat. You may be needing that. Anyway, after locating a place of shelter, the next step is to find implements like sticks, stones and any object that can be useful. And for the food, no problem since there is the sea. However, the only problem is how to catch fish, right?


    Okay, can you continue with the survival in this desert island?
     
  2. texsun54

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    The movie Cast Away pretty much covers it.
     
  3. watcherchris

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    Wow!! My nightmare scenario is to be stuck on a desert Island as you post ...with a huge bunch of people who only know how to watch movies/television ...and text message as their primary survival skills.
    They have primarily a movie and television education.

    Other than that ...they are high maintenance.

    Watcherchris.
     
  4. TexDanm

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    The boat can make a roof for your shelter. You can find water by backing off the beach a little piece and then dig a hole until you reach the water table. The fresh water is there if it ever rains and will float on top of the salt water. If nothing else you can unravel your clothes and braid the thread to make fishing line and then make a hook out of a piece of shell. Become a beachcomber and over time you will find all sorts of useful things. Once you have a hook and line you can also use it to catch birds. Fire can be made with almost anything. Even a plastic bag can be used to make a lens for starting a fire. You need a fire for your comfort and mental health.

    The next thing you need to do once you have food, water and shelter is to find things that you can stack on the beach so that when seen from above it will say Help or SOS. People are always looking around on google earth and might find you that way.

    If you are stuck on that island for very long with a bunch of crazy stupid a$$holes you can introduce them to Long Pork.
     
  5. Old Geezer

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    Which "Cast Away"?

    The movie with Tom Hanks
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162222/

    Or "Cast Away" a 1986 movie with Oliver Reed and Amanda Donahoe?
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092732/

    The 1986 film is the superior movie. It's the movie I remember. The latter describes all of the hell these two people went through trying to survive on the British isle where they were the only two people. This was based on a true story.

    The man and woman spent all of their time searching for food. The island's bugs turned their skin into an ocean of sores.
    http://uproxx.com/life/wrecked-castaway-lucy-irvine/3/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Irvine

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castaway_(book)
     
  6. TexDanm

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    Biting and stinging bugs are far more dangerous to people than any animal. The lowly mosquito kills more people than any other creature. Even when they don't give you a deadly disease they will make sleep impossible and life a true misery. A mosquito net is a must have in the deep south. You can't imagine the hell that salt marsh mosquitoes can make your life if you can't build a fire or get covered up. I've seem people that got so eaten up that their skin looked sort of like a golf ball. Every exposed inch was a solid mass of bites!!
     
  7. watcherchris

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    Interesting about the 1986 version of "Castaway." I'd not heard of it.

    The Tom Hanks version of "Castaway" I did not like as it came across as an Emotional Soap Opera and not that much really day to day useful information to me.

    And I despise soap operas, Talk shows....Dr Phil and The View... herein and in particular anything which I detect is designed to get me by unguarded emotions...not thinking. Designed to "Herd " me.

    I shall consider checking out the Oliver Reed version and in particular..now that I know of it's existence.

    Thanks Olde Geezer for that update.



    Agree TexDanm...about the bugs. Lack of bug control has been the death of many a large scale construction project...and in particular Malaria. The original Panama Canal come to mind attempted by the French.

    Watcherchris
     
  8. watcherchris

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    Olde Geezer,

    Out of curiosity I have ordered two of the books written by Lucy Irvine.

    I am sure that my lady friend will want to read them as well.

    She brought me a delicious pot of bean cooked in ham the other day. Hit the spot on these cold day and nights.

    Gotta get ready to work on my truck. Good thing I have a garage. Temps are reading 17 degrees F. outside.

    Keeping the coffee pot going today.

    Thanks,
    Watcherchris


    Hey ....while I am at it ...have you seen what monies they want for the original "Castaway" 1986 version??


    https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B017PO6RIW/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
     
  9. Old Geezer

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    re: Movie price, holy crap! Has this thing become some cult classic? There's a woman going naked most of the time -- if y'wanna see that, buy porn or nudist movies, they're a whole lot cheaper.

    re: Beans and red salt-pork -- oh, if that doesn't stir memories. I married a Yankee. Before she passed away and my mom passed young, she taught my wife to cook Southern ... almost. Had I eaten what I ate in my youth (salted everything, streaked-meat, lard in everything) and I had not stopped smoking, I'd have had my first heart attack by now.

    re: Cold weather. I'm back south of the Mason Dixon and only 200 miles from the Atlantic coast, however my memories of Iowa return. When your eyes burn, your lungs frost, and snot freezes in your nose, it's cold. This wind cuts like daggers, so I've had to wear my long-johns and boot socks. Fired-up my cast iron grill in the fireplace, so we can have burgers and hotdogs and tell ourselves we're out camping should the electricity go away. Got kerosene for the lamps and some huge charcoal chunks -- looks like back when I was a boy putting coal in the fireplace to warm up.
     
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