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Old 12th Apr 2017, 22:52
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Poutine... I'm going to die eventually. Might as well do it more sooner rather than later and poutine tastes good.
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 23:57
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Poutine GOOD! Whooda thought it! Chips, curd (important) cheese and gravy - so simple.
Mentioned it to a friend in Australia once and explained what it was. She said she saw it on the menu of a Greek restaurant round the corner.
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 06:24
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Bombay Sapphire ready mixed with Schweppes Tonic. would enjoy ..
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 09:28
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Potatoes. There are so many different ways to cook them.
Absolutely blacksheep, Can never understand how pasta his risen to the fore in recnet years. No matter what silly shape you make it, it's basically the same stuff and there is only one way to cook it.
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 13:13
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Blacksheep and TTN have nailed it - potatoes. Full of nourishment and so many ways to cook them.

Funnily enough, this thread reminds me, I have been reading an early sea explorers book regarding the voyages of William Dampier, amongst others.
One of Dampiers journal entries describes how they stopped at the island of Juan Fernandez, which is about 450NM West of Chile, to pick up "an Indian native of South America", whom Dampier described as a "Moskito Indian".

This bloke had been dropped off at Juan Fernandez around 1681 (at his own request) when Dampier was being chased (as a buccaneer) by Spanish ships.
The Indian took little with him, apart from a gun, a knife, a "small horn of powder" and a "few shot" - but the bloke survived on seal meat initially, then later on he found goats on the island, which obviously largely sustained him.

Dampier speaks of how the Indian notched his knife to make a rudimentary saw blade, whereby he cut the barrel of the gun into small pieces, which he then used to make hooks, harpoons, lances, and a "long knife".
These items then obviously gave the Indian an increased source of food via being able to utilise the different tools he'd made, to secure other sources of food, such as fish.

So, on that basis, metal tools when stranded on an island are more important than any one food type - even if it is goat on a regular basis!

Incidentally, Juan Fernandez is also the island where Alexander Selkirk was stranded in 1704 - whose story, when taken in by Daniel Defoe, resulted in him writing the classic, "Robinson Crusoe".

It's reputed that Defoes addition of the helpmate "Friday" in Robinson Crusoe, was quite likely based on the Indians story of his time stranded on the island, and Defoe acquired the Indians story from Dampiers writings.
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 15:10
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CHIPS....THE essential food group.
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Old 14th Apr 2017, 00:43
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And big enough that you don't have to spend all your time hunting for the damned things.

(More time to enjoy the aforementioned Bombay Sapphire [though for Gods sake not with tonic])
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Old 14th Apr 2017, 02:53
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Old 14th Apr 2017, 11:58
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Jap cakes from the Kandy Bar in Saltcoats, Ayrshire.
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 07:48
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Midget gems aren't what they were in 1960's Lancashire. I would say tea but then I'd need milk......
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 09:58
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Chick Peas (Garbonzo Beans)

all the protein, fat, fibre and almost all the micro nutrients you need to live a long life, until you get sick of Chick peas and top yourself...

Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 14:04
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I'm pretty sure that a diet comprising only chick peas will lead to lathyrism which isn't a good thing.
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 14:07
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Chocolate ice cream

(The art of keeping it frozen when on a desert island would be the challenge to keep the brain from shrivelling up and if all else failed, the ice cream would be a chocolate milksake or smoothie instead )
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