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But right now the most important thing is survival.


It was nerve-wracking climbing a tall coconut trunk for the first time.

I took off my pants to turn into a makeshift climbing band,
but how fortunate it was that the trunk bends slightly one way.
After halfway up there was a reduced risk of falling off.

It was terrifying.
It was exhausting.
It was exhilarating.
I felt more thrill and sense of accomplishment
in those few minutes,
than I ever did accepting a paycheck.

And now, after some whacks with the bolo,
a few things to stave off thirst and hunger
and repurpose into containers.

Should I look for a stream
or try to figure out a way boil seawater into fresh water?

Then maybe see about trying to catch fish.

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Last update on March 22, 4:51 pm by Carlo Marco Alfonso.
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