RETROleaguelogo_mediumYou are stranded for 10 years on a deserted island. You can take with you the following:

One food item (in a never-ending supply), one movie, one game, and one pop culture character.

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1. Food

It is an island… that means it is surrounded by water, which means seaweed. not the most attractive sounding food, but a source for minerals and vitamins. There would also be an assortment of indigenous fruits and nuts, not to mention fish in the water… so I have a good stable food base. That means my one food item does not have to be a common sense item. It can be a comfort food. Normally I would say Tuna Salad… but since Fish is going to be my main meat source on the island I am going to pass on that one and go with a different comfort food. I think I would go with an endless supply of Everything Pizza… Not only is it a comfort food, but it has a little of all the food groups in it. It would help maintain my health.

Photo by Bryan and Sarah Zera

Photo by Bryan and Sarah Zera

2. Movie

Would bringing the entire series of Lost count as a movie? No? Ok then I will pick something else! I am going to cheat on this one and say STAR WARS, start to finish. Prequels and Original trilogy. I am one of the few people who do totally hate the prequels. Yeah, they are not the best movies in the world. I do like them though and It would make for some good entertainment on a regular rotation.

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3. Game

I think I would choose a Waterproof, solar powered, Electronic Chess game. I love playing chess, and the challenge of the game would go a long way to helping maintain my mental state. It would keep my wits sharp, which I will need to survive my exile on the island.

4. Companion

swissMy choice for companion skirts the definition of Pop Culture. I would choose William Robinson. No, not the one from Lost in Space. The father from the source material for that show, The Swiss Family Robinson. That man seriously knew everything you would need to survive when you are trapped on an island. I can think of no better person to have by my side. Swiss Family Robinson is actually one of my favorite books. One of those stories that you return to and read every couple of years.

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5. Book

This one was a little harder to come up with… I thought of all my favorite books and reads. Then I came to a conclusion. Forget entertainment, go for useful. My book would be U.S. Army Field Manual 3-05.70
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. With that book my chances of surviving would increase greatly.

6. Music

The complete Catalog of Johnny Cash. I could listen to the man in black until the end of time…

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