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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Robinson Crusoe?



I have often thought about what I would get off the ship if I had the chance, knowing that I could be marooned for a long time. I quite enjoy the thought of taking anything I want from what is available. But what I notice most in such movies is the way they so easily discard possible useful items that they find. No matter how much I had, in such a situation I would discard nothing, & it makes me wonder if any thinking man would actually act in such a way.
If we were to have to abandon our homes for any reason & were forced to flee to the wilderness, we would not have the luxury of carrying barrels of gunpowder plus several pistols & muskets. We would have to choose very wisely what we took & what we must leave behind.

2 comments:

Murphyfish said...

Interesting point Keith, I guess some of it would come down to time available and how much one is able to carry, also perhaps how fast you have to leave the immediate area. (dependent upon catastrophe I guess). I also think it comes down to an individual's knowledge of what items are to most useful, and what may be readily available in the landscape your heading too, although this would most likely be an unknown quantity.
Regards,
John

Le Loup said...

John. Well I hope if it ever does happen that people get some form of early warning!
Someone once said to me that I would not be able to hunt & trap for food in a long term wilderness living situation, because everyone else would be out there wanting to do the same thing. I don't think so some how. I don't think the average person would be prepared.
Keith.