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What is your one comfort item?

Asked by Cruiser (40421points) August 16th, 2010

You have been chosen to be a contestant on Survivor or a candidate for some other highly scientific study where you will be isolated on an island with a bunch of other hapless individuals and you are allowed to bring one “comfort” item with you. Food items are not allowed since you will be foraging for your own food but what “must have with you” item would you bring that will help you get through the 30+ days of pure boredom and isolation that you will be stuck out there?

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rebbel's avatar

My pussycat.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

A good art book, maybe French impressionist

Jude's avatar

Could I sneak my SO on the plane? No?

Well, I’ll take my boy, Rudy (13 year old puppy).

MacBean's avatar

I can’t even think of an answer because you couldn’t pay me enough to do something like that. XD

Cruiser's avatar

@jjmah Looks like @rebbel ‘s pussycat won’t have a moment to relax with Rudy around!

@MacBean You have been offered $10,000 per day stipend for volunteering for this study so whatcha gonna bring??

jfos's avatar

Acoustic guitar with a secret lighter taped to the inside.

rebbel's avatar

Tell that to the 17 dead dogs that Pinnie has stowed away behind her litter box.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Cruiser Bring some guitars and teach us to play. My self taught style was upside down and backwards.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

1.) a Rubik’s cube. I never mastered it.
2.) A big Sudoku book and a supply of pencils with erasers (or is that null since it is more than one item?)
3.) A copy of The Bible. I’ve never read the whole thing and would like to see what all of the fuss is about.

Cruiser's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe You must be a Hendrix fan!? I’d be happy to give lessons and after a month of me showing you to do I will have you playing upside down and backwards!! XD

Cruiser's avatar

@rebbel XD Nice kitty!!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Cruiser I can’t stand holding it the normal way. I picked up a friends guitar and was experimenting a little and he started laughing at me and calling me Jimi.

partyparty's avatar

Oh most definitely my dog(s) ... they come as a pair LOLL

partyparty's avatar

And my favourite recipe book so I could feed everyone !

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@partyparty I’ll give you a pair of dogs counts as one item, but what recipe book did you find for foraged items?

second_guessing's avatar

I’d take the greatest joke book in the World, keep you all smiling as i ate you one by one.

he – he!!

partyparty's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe There will always be a recipe for whatever food was found… I can guarantee it!!!
BTW You don’t know how huge my recipe book is!!! It would take a transporter to carry it LOLL

AmWiser's avatar

It would definitely have to be my Nook (eBook reader) with all my downloaded books and games. Hopefully there’s a generator on the island because I’ll need to charge it at some point. tehehehe

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@partyparty It probably includes roadkill surprise, possum stew, skunk cabbage casserole, and poison ivy salad.

MacBean's avatar

@Cruiser Still wouldn’t do it!

Austinlad's avatar

I’d bring the cookbook titled To Serve Man

9doomedtodie's avatar

Me, My mind,My Soul.. Enough to come out from Isolation & boredom..

ZEPHYRA's avatar


Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Austinlad Excellent! I remember that one.

Cruiser's avatar

((Flag on the field!!)) @partyparty ONE item please!! Doggies or recipes?? ;)

partyparty's avatar

@Cruiser OK I concede… it will have to be my doggies… I will have to memorise my recipe book because I would love to be chef :-)))))

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Austinlad : Let’s team up! I’m great with unconventinal ingredients!

Austinlad's avatar

@JilltheTooth, LOL! We’ll need LOTS of spices and really big pots. ;-)

JilltheTooth's avatar

@Austinlad : I’ll bring my good chef’s knife… ;-)

Cruiser's avatar

@MacBean I forgot to tell you that the entire contingent of Victorias Secret Models are part of the castaways and they have just upped your stipend to $10,001 dollars a day!

Cruiser's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille ((Ahem))....comfort ITEM not comfort dude! ;D

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@partyparty You might want to leave the doggies home. These guys are cooking up everything. @Cruiser Ok now I have the image of a Victoria’s Secret model in a pot running around in my head. Actually, that’s not that bad. lol

MacBean's avatar

@Cruiser Still no dice! Dude, my idea of “camping” is spending a week at a luxury hotel ordering room service. Put me in a Survivor-esque situation and I give myself about fourteen seconds before I’m face down on the beach, crying for someone to just kill me and put me out of my misery. XD

@Seaofclouds That was what I eventually came up with as an answer but then realized with the way I read, my battery would run out within the first week and then I’d be S.O.L. again. Alas.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Cruiser- He is just there to supply music and to do dishes and yardwork.

Cruiser's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Still too much comfort from one item…you are supposed to be roughing it here! ;)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Cruiser He looked alittle rough,so that counts for alot ;)

ucme's avatar

“Hapless individuals” hmmm, i’m going to have to take a taser gun. Well come on….... 30 days with those cretons. Gotta find some way of amusing myself. Dance motherfucker dance XP

Cruiser's avatar

@ucme Wait till it is raining or they are standing in a puddle and then taser them! Now that’s entertainment!

Frenchfry's avatar

I would bring a hammock and a net to go over it.
I would hate to sleep on the ground… and I hate bugs. I can swing myself to sleep. I would sew it in the net so it is still one item.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

My Bradford Angier survival knife.

tinyfaery's avatar

I’m taking sunblock and the rest of you can entertain me.

jazmina88's avatar

pain pills….forget the insulin.

air mattress, penzeys spice

healing stones in pocket

Berserker's avatar

I want a big puffy pillow to hug and cuddle.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

A favorite pic of my bf & I made small and laminated in plastic. Other than that I have no “comfort” items or curios that mean much at present time.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

An M-4 with a grenade launcher makes a nice security blanket, too.

Cruiser's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land No fishing trip should be without the M-4 and grenade launcher. Instant shore lunch!

Palindrome's avatar

my stuffed penguin. and and my blankey and and my ipod…

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