You awake on a tropical island, dazed and confused. You look to the left of you and notice the smoldering fuselage of a crashed Boeing 747. Debris of the plane lay scattered along the breadth of the golden brown beach. You look back and see a thick mess of trees and vines. The sun is high in the horizon staring blankly down upon the sea with a great intensity of heat. You move towards the periphery of the looming jungle in search of shade and sanctuary from the burning sun. On the way you trip and almost fall on an object. Gaining your balance you realize you've stumbled across your backpack from the plane that must have been jettisoned during the plane crash.
The half buried backpack still looks mostly intact. You bend over and extract the backpack from the clutches of the beach. Sand tumbles down the bag as you lift it up. You open the back pack and inside you find.....
>You can now chose what is in the backpack in the form of:
1 item of clothing:
(Perhaps a practical water proof coat, a pair of reliable walking boots or your favorite and fanciest hat?)
1 Album of music:
( this is in the form of a solar powered MP3 player that sadly only has enough memory for one album. You wonder to yourself why you brought such a device with such inferior memory? You remember the person at the store telling you that "what this device lacked in memory it more than made up for in versatility!". They claimed that the device was "so well reinforced it could survive a plane crash!" and " could even work at the bottom of the ocean!". Well at least on of those proved to be true so perhaps not such a bad purchase after all...)
1 Luxury item:
(this can be mostly anything, food, booze, a cuddly toy or a football....just remember it's gotta fit in your backpack. Apart from that it can be anything you think will lift your spirits when you need it most.)
1 Practical item:
( This island is defiantly large enough to support you with enough fauna and flora to keep you going and fresh water nearby. It looks like you may be hear for a while so you might as well chose an item that will help you survive here. It can be anything you like and as practical as you think the situation demands. Again make sure it can fit in a normal backpack.)
You look down at your items and fell hope creep a little bit into your mind. Things are at least now a little bit less hopeless now that your armed with some of your belongings. You wish that you had maybe packed some more items than you had or that the ruins of the plane wasn't a complete burnt out husk with likely nothing to scavenge. You grasp tightly onto the backpack. A least you have the bag, at least you survived....
p.s. So I guess this is just a really long way of asking a few hypothetical questions. I thought maybe it would be fun to write a little story and maybe set a mind frame that is better suited to pondering these questions. Ultimately I'm wondering what of these four things you would want inside your back pack. I hope you liked the way I presented this question, I thought it might be fun and I hope you like it .