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and you can only take 5 items per person. Assume that shelter and food would not be an issue, but you have no internet, no phone, and no you can't order anything online. An item can be a set of things that actually go together, like a tea set or screwdriver with interchangeable heads etc. What would you bring for yourself and your family? Go!

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We can't live without books. So, I would need five sets of books or four great books and that tool set you mentioned.
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Wow, that's really difficult. Are we allowed to bring something like a Kindle loaded with books or is that considered the "internet"?



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*kindle preloaded with all the e-books it could hold

*sewing kit

*picture frame with usb port w/ pics of family and friends

*my meditation alter

*mp3 player loaded with music and rechargeable batteries



*fishing kit

*tool set

*poker set

*moms urn

*dogs urn



*bakugon set

*kindle preloaded with all the books it would hold


*teddy bear

*fishing set




*stuffed elephant


*favorite cup


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I'm assuming things like clothes and blankets are included in the shelter?




A copy of Where there is no doctor

A  set of cookware

A large collection of dried spices including salt and pepper

Sewing kit

One of those travel kits (that has mini hair brush, nail clippers, scissors, file, toothbrush etc)




A leatherman, swiss army knife or similar tool

A machete


Fishing pole with tackle box

Magnesium fire starter





Wooden tool box

Coloring book and crayons


Goodnight Moon




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10 years eh?

I'd pack a cooking set, tool set and solar power kit. Then i can make toys, useful items and good food.

Dh would die without internet, so he'd manage to pack a PC and satelite link....

three kids - buckets of sunscreen, medical kit, medicine kit with herbal remedies book.


I think we could create the rest....and learn to read by writing in the sand? Fascinating question though.

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