Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: What I’d Want on a Deserted Island

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Here are the assumptions I’m going to be making for this week’s prompt:

  1. The island has a climate that will not kill me with heat stroke, frost bite, or unlucky encounters with the wildlife when I arrive.
  2. I will have enough food, water, shelter, medicine, and other basic supplies to keep me alive and well until I’m rescued.

If we’re talking about an island that is freezing cold, filled with venomous snakes, or is otherwise inhospitable to human visitors, all I’d want is to get the heck out of there as soon as possible. I’m going to assume this is not what Long and Short Reviews intended and answer this question under the assumption that I’m safe there as long as I don’t do anything silly like try to jump off a cliff.

In that case, this is what I’d want to have with me.

A notebook to write down memories of and stories about my time there.

A camera to snap a few pictures.

A hammock to sleep in (and a warm blanket in case the night air was damp).

A couple of buckets to use in my sand castle creations.

A swimming suit and towel to make my explorations of the shore a bit easier.

A few people I loved for the companionship.

A few large, friendly dogs to play with and to help me grab the attention of the rescuers whenever they arrived.

And a paperback or two to read if I grew bored.

Give me all of those things, and I’d be pretty happy there for a little while until the rescuers arrived.

Click here to read everyone else’s replies to this week’s question. The image below is the list of upcoming prompts for this blog hop.


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16 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: What I’d Want on a Deserted Island

  1. I like your assumptions… I made the same ones, but did not articulate them. Bad me. My post is here.

  2. Well reasoned. Simple needs.

  3. Good points. I hadn’t thought this one through that far. I like the list. It would help if you know you’re not going to get eaten. Lol!

  4. A dog!! That’s a fantastic idea.

  5. Excellent list this week. I could deal with being on a deserted island with these things by my side.

  6. Island Puppy would be a great help, now that I think about it. That’s another one I didn’t think to include on my list. Your island honestly sounds a lot more charming than mine, I think.

    My answer is here.

  7. Good call on the assumptions! I have a hard time answering questions like these now, ever since I saw someone answer that the one thing they would want with them if they were stranded on a deserted island was a boat.

  8. I like your assumptions. All the necessities covered.

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