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If you were to be stuck in the wilderness, and needed to survive, what three things would you want to have? No cars, phones, complete survival kits, etc. those just make it less fun. Only put single, survival type things in your list..you should be able to tell if it's "cheating" or not. If you choose food, don't be outrageous in it...an energy bar, not a case of them from costco. Guns can count, but bullets are separate...maybe ten bullets if you choose to have them as one of your three things.

Mine:

  • knife
  • flint
  • Water bottle

Also, what "Creature Comfort" would you want? This can be something like a book, harmonica, stuffed animal, etc. Pets are allowed, as long as it's not your hunting dog, or your giraffe who gathers coconuts for you.

Mine is my dog, Buck. =]

Have fun, and be creative!

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5hockwave (author)Iwantbigboom2012-06-22

HAHA you forgot the bullets.

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gschoppe (author)2007-11-10

1) an axe -- thats all I need for fire, shelter, food, and the beginnings of a technological society. 2)a water bottle (w/ filter) 3)A CB Radio (with charged batteries) creature comfort? ... toilet paper

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wal11 (author)gschoppe2012-05-26

toilet paper?..........................best idea I've heard

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5hockwave (author)wal112012-06-22

Same here, and you can ration it by taking one square and pushing you finger through it. Then wipe with your finger, then pull the Toilet paper up your finger to wipe it off. HAHA.

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wal11 (author)2012-05-26

longbow
arrows
saxe knife
for comfort i'd take a grey/green woolen cloak
reply if you get the refrence
(my list is serrious)

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LoneWolf (author)2010-09-13

Good, strong, tough, durable, fixed blade knife.

Flint

Robe (Paracord)

As for creature comfort... My dog Brinkley.

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flamesami (author)2010-05-22

-proper knife (the bigger the better, within reason)
-metal bottle ( boiling water in)
-hunting weapon or, maybe, a hatchet
creature comfort... hmmm... a nice, warm, waterproof blanket maybe...or perhaps an inexhaustible supply of bullion cubes (stock cubes) for when I didn't catch anything...this will let me survive for ages (I hope)
but if I'm going to be found pretty soon, just the knife,bottle and blanket with the creature comfort being a solar-rechargeable mp3 to pass the time or maybe a first-aid kit, if I'm injured or am likely to be.

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KentsOkay (author)2007-11-11

My favorite knife As much fishing line as possible My watch (a lens for a fire, and has compass:) I carry these things on my person anyway (I have fishing line under the insole on all my shoes), so I wouldn't have to worry if i did in fact get lost in the Wildy (unless I was in Runescape of, curse, I might get Pk'ed, or a dragon might attack.... nasty way to go:( Creature comfort: a friend, male or female (female preferred:)

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Lftndbt (author)KentsOkay2007-11-12

woah woah woah........ Did you just say that you keep fishing line in all your shoes??? Rofl!!!! That's fantastic!!!

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KentsOkay (author)Lftndbt2007-11-12

Yah people think I'm weird, but I'll have the last laugh when the going gets tough.

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How often do you actually neennd that fishing line?

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Lftndbt (author)Weissensteinburg2008-04-02

About as often as one would get hopelessly lost in the wilderness. :)

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That's right! We'll see who has a bunch of gunk between their teeth after the caramel apple party!

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Lftndbt (author)Weissensteinburg2007-11-12

Not me!! With my pimped out gadget boots.... Now how do it get my leatherman in there?? I can see an ible in the making here... RocketScientist.... Care to cough up some more idea's? ;P te he!

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KentsOkay (author)Lftndbt2007-11-12

Nope, Ive gota have an entry for the laser cutter contest to!

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Lftndbt (author)KentsOkay2007-11-12

ROFL!!! Weird is almost a title to be earned as far as i'm concerned not an insult... I commented on the fact you carry fishing, because that is a terrific and innovative idea that I wish I had thought of...b ;) I actually last night added 5m of braid line and a hook which I wrapped in gaffa, to the underlining of my hiking boots.... Thanks for the idea!

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"(I have fishing line under the insole on all my shoes), so I wouldn't have to worry if i did in fact get lost in the Wildy" I always carry fishing lines with me as well, but in my socks, but I use them for magic tricks when the opportunity comes up. I also carry invisible elastic thread tied in loops on my wrists.

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Goodhart (author)KentsOkay2007-11-12

Floss might actually be more useful....it can be used to fish with, but sooooo much more

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bowhunter08 (author)Lftndbt2008-04-01

You can also keep fishing line in the inside of your hat

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KentsOkay (author)KentsOkay2007-11-11

That would be for a forest survival situation. If it's Armageddon then I'd want: Aragorn's Ranger sword (has knife in scabbard:) An attractive human female, whom I could happily spend my life with until the Doctor comes to put things right A Desert Eagle Version 5 with clip (already loaded) I would scavenge for food, and take my companion to a Twinkie factory, for they survive nuclear wars. If I bump into King Arthur, I'll be able to join up, if I bump into hostiles I should be able to scare them off with either of my weapons

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Bran (author)KentsOkay2007-11-11

An attractive human female, whom I could happily spend my life with until the Doctor comes to put things right

I like how you specified "human".

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its a lion (author)Bran2007-11-11
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KentsOkay (author)its a lion2007-11-12

Vampires scary, I met one...

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its a lion (author)KentsOkay2007-11-12

i know, thats why i asked that. i was just wondering how many people picked up on it.

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Lftndbt (author)its a lion2007-11-12

They are human enough for me if it's Armageddon! ;P

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KentsOkay (author)Bran2007-11-12

You know which Doctor I'm talking about right?

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Atomic Shrimp (author)2008-04-02

A strong knife (of the "No, that's a knife" variety - big enough to be useful, but not so big as to be useless for carving )
A plastic tarp or flysheet (I can build waterproof shelter, but it's much simpler with a tarp)
A stainless steel water container (one I can boil water in)

Creature comfort: yeah, probably my harmonica (actually might also be useful in confusing or startling any dangerous wild animals in emergency)

Anything else, I can make. I know several ways to start a fire. I know how to make strong cord, weave baskets, build shelter, make a warm bed, find food...

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killerjackalope (author)2008-04-01

*My trusty lock knife *My Zippo - it has extra flint inside the case and I repacked it with more absorbent cotton so it lives for about three weeks *The reel of steel wire on my desk, there's nothing it can't do My creature comfort would either have to be a carton of marlboro reds or a one of my female friends if those two couldn't be had a very large bottle of vodka to simulate them will do.

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Lextone (author)2007-11-12

Magnesium fire starter block for starting a fire. A sheath knife with at least a 7 inch Carbon Steel blade. Nice size for chopping, cleaning game and sitting around whittling. I can sharpen it on a rock when it gets dull. A 2 quart pot for boiling water and cooking stuff. For comfort a rain poncho. I can wear it for warmth, or if its raining. I can make a shelter out of it, a raft, a hammock, or stuff it with leaves and pine boughs and use it as a mattress. I could be pretty comfy for a month with these items. Now for my outrageous list..... A hot blond... A hot brunette... A hot redhead... And for comfort....A full keg of ice cold beer... With my luck though I'd wind up with 3 Ice cold women and a boiling hot keg of skunked beer.... ;o)

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John Smith (author)2007-11-12

-My knife (the sheath holds a sharpener, and has holes for string, it is full tang, with a base that can be used as a hammer. Also, it has holes in the blade guard thing for strapping it to a stick to make a spear. It also has a serrated top for cutting wood, I believe.)

-Windproof butane lighter -or- a button-start propane torch (if that is not considered cheating)

-bow, any type, as I could make arrows for it using my knife, finding feathers from birds I killed with my spear/knife, and blades from glass bottles I'd find along the trail.

Comfort? Depends. I'd pick a human if they were capable, and knew survival stuff too, preferably a female, although it would probably be easier with male. (they would have strength on their side, and probably wouldn't complain ;D)
Considering that, I would pick a dog, or a shelter that I "found"


In short:
-knife
-lighter/torch (see above)
-bow

Comfort: Human, dog, or shelter (see above)

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tomonto (author)2007-11-12

a telephone gps sword and........Survivorman (i still think id die in under 1 day)

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CameronSS (author)2007-11-11

Guns can count, but bullets are separate...
That's a pretty useless bazooka without any rockets...

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chaoscampbell (author)2007-11-11

not crapping on anyone....... but why does everyone say a lighter or matches?...... I mean if its only gonna be a few days thats good to have but if your stuck for a long time your lighter is gonna crap out on you eventually........probably won't have it that long if it gets damp at night ........ matches....... if it rains your screwed. its not that hard to make fire......... and when your stuck..... even if you don't know how..... you'll figure it out within the first couple days......... you could use that spot for something more useful for extended periods

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I chose flint...It's easy to get going, water proof, lasts a long time, and will save a LOT of energy when trying to get a fire started. Once i have one, i'd hope to keep one going all the time, or at least to have some embers in a "fire bundle" at all times.

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jtobako (author)Weissensteinburg2007-11-11

Make sure the knife is carbon steel (and hardened on the back) because stainless steel won't make sparks...

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Kiteman (author)2007-11-09

Hmmm.... time to pinch ideas My Leatherman, A magnesium fire-starter, Waterbottle with a decent filet, And my luxury item - a decent book of survival techniques.

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Weissensteinburg (author)Kiteman2007-11-09

*Imagines a water bottle with filet mignon stuck inside*

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*feels hungry, wants steak*

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KentsOkay (author)zachninme2007-11-11

Ummmmmmmm.... STEAK OWNS!!!!!!!

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Kiteman (author)Weissensteinburg2007-11-09

>doh<

Note to self - do not rely on spell-checkers.

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Brennn10 (author)2007-11-11

a calendar to eat the dates a bed to use the springs to get water oh yea, a lighter Hehe

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zachninme (author)2007-11-10

Not sure about the whole survival thing, but I'd bring my copy of GEB:EGB as comfort -- great book -- AMAZING book!

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NachoMahma (author)zachninme2007-11-10

. If you can understand that book, you're much smarter than I. Very interesting, but I didn't understand it.

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