Happy Tuesday! Today’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is “Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded on a Desert Island.” I debated for a bit on how I wanted to approach this topic – do I want to talk about fiction books I’d want to reread over and over? How to narrow that down?? So ultimately I decided to go a bit tongue-in-cheek today and talk about books that could prove useful should I find myself in this unfortunate circumstance.
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Yes, these books would provide entertainment but they might be helpful too since they focus on people being stranded on an island.
helpful how-to books
How to Survive on a Deserted Island by Tim O’Shei
This children’s book promises to “tell you how to find drinkable water, catch food, and signal rescuers that you need help.” And probably at a reading level that makes it easy to follow the instructions. You can bet this one’s coming with me for sure!
Survival Hacks by Creek Stewart
Ok, this book may be for wilderness survival but considering that it covers such helpful topics as shelter, water, food, staying healthy, and the all important fire, I still think it would be handy to have around.
How to Build Your Own Tiny House by Roger Marshall
I mean… if I’m going to be stranded there indefinitely I’m going to want better accommodations than a makeshift shelter 🙂
The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants
I’m not normally a salad person but desperate times & all that…
How to Make People Like You In 90 Seconds (or less) by Nicholas Boothman
Just in case the island is already inhabited & I have to quickly convince them I’m a friend, not a foe… or lunch.
The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs by Tristan Gooley
Since this book promises to help us use Outdoor Clues to find our way, predict the weather, locate water, and track animals, among other forgotten skills, I think it would prove invaluable to have on the island with me… especially since nature is about all I’d have at that point.
The Ultimate Guide to U.S. Army Survival Skills, Tactics, and Techniques
If it was good enough for MacGyver, it’s good enough for me!
And of course I’d want my Bible and my Kindle with me, too (yes that’s cheating, don’t judge me haha)
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What about you? Which books would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?