Day 20 — I’m half naked, cold, tired, hungry, hurt, wet and just washed up on a deserted island. The first things I need to do to survive is…
throw away my wet clothes so I don’t get pneumonia. I would put them somewhere to dry off.
Second would be making a fire to warm up and also use it to deter creatures from closing in. If I had no matches I would use the method of sparking a fire with two stones and some dried fluff from trees.
I would then look for somewhere out of the open where I could hide in case of an emergency (climb a tree and sleep there).
Being hungry is the worst! I am terrible at recognizing what is edible and what not (this is why my cooking sucks) and I would probably poison myself with berries. I would steer clear from any mushrooms. I would look for fruits and even some parts of a tree bark are edible.
I would try to get a weapon – a stone would be good but some sharp wood ends will also go a long way.
Being hurt means I can’t move much. I do know medicinal plants which is a great help – I could treat my wounds and the terrible stomach I would get from eating unknown berries.
Once I can move a little, I’d try to make a better shelter and to gather food for one or more days. I can’t hunt and I get sickly if I see an animal getting gutted so my best survival scenario is if I become a vegan.
Not eating meat though has its disadvantages. I would grow weak in a week or two and finding berries would be a pain. So I guess I must toughen up and kill some squirells and maybe a groundhog or two. I’m not adverse to eating frogs either (I had them once when I was in France).
Using a sharpened stone I would skin them carefully, let the skins dry inside sand and then manufacture new clothing. From the fire – I would maybe do a few kebabs and the meat intake will help my teeth not fall out and my hair stay in place. Being a fish addict, I would construct some nets and put bait in them to lure the fishies in.
I think in about 2 months I would be living confortably in there.
The only downside would be boredom I would crave for a book or two!
If that’s not bad enough, knowing my libido, I would be hunting for the nearest village as soon as I can move a little safety being last on my list of things to do. And then I would be a new thing in their corner, with my strange language and looks I would be definitely:
a) chosen as the village mascot
b) eaten in the next celebrations
Hoping that it’s a) I would be definitely not having to worry too much about catching my own food. b) however is a dead end