Deserted Island Wish List


A classic question, revisited: what are the five items you must have on a deserted island?

This is a old question. As I have been reading along I been seeing such items as cell phone and computers. Most deserted island would not likely have transmission towers so I am heading for the practical items. This are some on the items listed on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Some of the items I agree with but others I am quite sure you would survive fine without. If you have never heard of this them you most likely did not take a psychology class. If interested in more information you can go to the link below or google.

So I suppose you are wondering or not about what my list entails. Since the list is so short it is mostly physiological needs.

  1.  Food-You can only last so long without food so this is the first item on my list. This food is either food provided on a regular basis or can be forged or hunted on the island with relative ease.
  2. Water-You will need a source of water. Most deserted island  are lacking in this important item for survival. If the land does not have a natural source you will need a way to collect rainwater of filter the water from the ocean.
  3.  Shelter- Even a tropical island will have times of rain even if it is gentle rain like Hawaii has quite often. It is also desirable to get out of the sun at times  Most places can have severe weather so you need a safe shelter. A cave would be nice for places you have to deal with hurricanes but it now then an hut would be nice.
  4.  Friendship- It is hard to live by yourself and without human contact for long lengths of time. You tend to get weirder. The US Park Service requires their remote rangers to go to the mainland for times to help prevent that. It also help to have someone to help with chores for the everyday requirements.
  5. Job or Hobby- You job might be just surviving and sourcing food every day or it could be more job related such as research or basket weaving. You need something to do.

Below are WordPress blogs on the subject I visited today.

  1. Daily Prompt: Five Items | Under the Monkey Tree
  2. Daily Prompt: Five Items | soulfoodwords
  3. Charge your phone | Photos to inspire you
  4. Alone in a Deserted Island. | paperdollsletter
  5. Daily Prompt: Five Items | Basically Beyond Basic
  6. Five Items | Geek Ergo Sum
  7. 5 Items | Jab and Cross followed by Cross and Stitch
  8. Five Items | Insanitree
  9. Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  10. Undeniable | Active Army Wife
  11. Daily Prompt: Five Items | Joanne Lynn
  12. What Five Things Would You Not Want? (This Prompt Is Stupid) | The Jittery Goat
  13. The simple bare necessities of life | RPMAS
  14. Necessities | The Magic Black Book
  15. Daily Prompt: Five Items « cognitive reflection
  16. 5 Elements of Baking | A Crazy Chef
  17. Daily Prompt: My Five Must Have’s | Musings&Rants
  18. Desert Island Day Dreaming | Eyes to Heart
  19. CAstaway – True Story | crookedeyebrows
  20. My Desert Island Necessities | Evelinasec’s Blo
  21. Media to Survive? | Across the Blank Gap
  22. Daily Prompt: Five Items | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  23. Daily Prompt: Five Items | Crow Arrow, Inc.
  24. Be Prepared | djgarcia94
  25. Surfer Rob: King of the Island! | Rob’s Surf Report
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