The last thing you touch is what you get to take on a deserted island!
(I know someone is going to say they touched themselves lol so your body doesn't count :P )
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Oooh I like theoretical survival questions.
I am holding my electric guitar while I'm on GAG, so I guess that is my last thing.
Luckily, I think I do quite a bit with that.
1.) While I would want to chill and play it all day as I starve to death, I unfortunately need to tear it apart :( First, I'll the steel strings off and the tuning pegs. From there I can fashion a fishing rod, using a metal tuning peg as a casting weight. For food, I'd use whatever I could find -- crab, coconut, bugs, whatever. For a rod I could a stick on the island or anything I could find. If there are no good sticks I'll use the guitar neck and I'll make the rod longer by tying additional strings on one another.
2.) I polished my guitar recently so it is very shiny. I may be able to get a fire going with the shine off the guitar. If that doesn't work, I'll find two sticks, make some tinder or light firewood from guitar body shavings, and I'll take the thick low E string of the guitar and fashion a bow drill for the fire. Using friction and effort I should be able to start a fire.
3.) From there, I'll have fire and possibly food. Now I need water. Luckily, almost all islands on the world, no matter how empty, have washed up plastic bottles and trash on them. I'll take a water bottle, some sea water, boil it above my fire so the flames just barely lick the bottle, then I'll try and hang something above it to catch condensation -- a bag if I can find it. Maybe another piece of a bottle.
4.) Luckily, my guitar has active pickups so it has batteries. I may be able to use the batteries and the internal wiring to create an additional source of heat by wiring it up wrong so the circuit gets screwed up.
5.) For shelter, I'm going to have to see what is on the island. Partially built in natural shelter is pretty much always better in my opinion.
6.) Using my remaining guitar strings and whatever flexible sticks I find around, I may be able to fashion together a land trap too-- particularly a twitch up snare trap. I'll have to put multiple for more chances of success. One of these : www.watchmenofamerica.com/.../trap1.jpg
7.) The rest of the wood I'll save as last resort firewood. If it does rain (which I'll be collecting all the rain water I can), I'll keep my guitar dry. The gloss on the guitar should stop water to an extent, and keep the internal wood dry. So, if I can't find any dry wood, I'll burn the rest of my guitar body.
Yep, that's all I got for an electric guitar.2
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