5 Must-Have Foods On A Deserted Island

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Scenario:  You’ve been exiled to a private island, and you can only bring 5 foods with you. What five foods do you pick?

Let’s look at the scenario in a bit of detail.  First off, define ‘exiled’.  Are we taking it in the literal sense whereby I’ll never be able to return to the country from whence I came?

Private island?  Is it just me or… you know what?  I’m over thinking this whole thing.  So screw it.  5 foods.

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WAIT!  Can I hunt and fish on the island?  What are the rules here?  Arrrrrrruuuuuuuugggggggghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!  I’m lost.  I don’t know what the operating parameters are!  HELP!!!  Let’s assume that I can hunt and fish then… Since I’l only be eating fish anyway let’s assume that I can fish.

OK ok ok… I’m calm…  5 foods.

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WAIT!!!  j/k  lol!

1.  Kale:  Yup.  Kale.  It’s the 800 lb gorilla of vegetables.  It’s EXCELLENT for you and is a very complete food.  Kale.

Kale

Kale

2.  Rice:  Easy to make, a little goes a long way, tastes great.  Must be Jasmine.

Jasmine Rice

Jasmine Rice

3.  Black Beans:  We’re talking survival here.  I could literally live on Kale, Rice and Black Beans for the rest of my life if push came to shove.  (Am I being too pedantic here?)

Black Beans

Black Beans

4.  Mandarin Oranges:  ABSOLUTE guilty pleasure.  I eat them entirely too much… on EVERYTHING!

Mandarin Oranges

Mandarin Oranges

5.  Clean Water:  Not a food but since you cannot live longer than 72 hours without it I think it’s pretty important.

Clean Water

Clean Water

OK… That’s about it for me.  Now if I were in my early twenties, my list would look a LOT like this:

Dumb Crap That I Don't Need

Dumb Crap That I Don’t Need

 

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5 Comments

  1. so like… the oranges are awesome at fighting scurvy too, since you’ll be near all that water. And with all those black beans, it’s a good thing the island will be otherwise deserted lol

    • Well… after a filling meal of Oranges and Black Beans (with double Black Beans)… I think I’ll take a trip to the ‘Chicks Be Trippin’ island and share the ‘love’. LOL!

  2. I don’t need five.. Fresh water only.. As an Island girl I can rough it and live off the land and sea.. I am Good.. I would however need something to start a fire (dont judge me I wasn’t a scout) and netting for the bugs.

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