There you are and your boat has sunk.
However...you've managed to grab your three favourite/most useful garden tools.
What did you grab and why?
MY SEVENTY YEAR OLD STAINLESS STEEL BORDER SPADE - IT COULD DOUBLE AS A FRYING PAN.
MY FELCO SECATEURS - THEY COULD DOUBLE AS NAIL CLIPPERS.
MY EXTENDABLE APPLE PICKER. IT COULD BE A HAT, A FISHING NET AND I COULD WAVE IT AROUND TO ATTRACT THE ATTENTION OF A PASSING SHIP.
Spade - so many uses
Secateurs - you're always going to need to cut stuff
Wheelbarrow - to help my back last longer
Hand fork- can't do anything in the garden without it - weeding, planting, harvesting, scratching my nose......
Secateurs - at least I can gather some kindling to get the fire going
Mattock - more useful than a spade in uncultivated ground - especially stony ground or where there are lots of tree roots. Can also be used to both dispatch and bury pirates and cannibals
Gosh, raisingirl, you're a plucky one, I would hide!
Secateurs, for the same reasons as above.
Something tall, such as a rake, to attach a piece of clothing to wave if a ship should appear, also for knocking down coconuts.
Am tempted by a small fork or trowel as I use them so much but don't know what I'd use them for with no seeds. So will go with wheelbarrow for gathering wood for fire (assuming I could light it) or stuff for making a shelter, or coconuts or fresh water from the inland stream (hope there is one or I wouldn't last long).
surely we'd all need 2 pairs of secatuers? Don't we always lose one mid job and find it a week later?
Hostafan1 says:surely we'd all need 2 pairs of secatuers? Don't we always lose one mid job and find it a week later?
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No - I keep mine in my back pocket which means I always find them when I sit down for a cup of tea
As any ex-infantry man knows a trenching tool, for calls of nature, digging a slit trench in case Pirates bombard you and hand to hand if they try landing. Also shears for cutting new grass skirts for any stray maidens who may arrive and a Hoe for singing. Hey Hoe hey hoe its off to work I go.
Busy-Lizzie says:Gosh, raisingirl, you're a plucky one, I would hide!
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Mm, although on the other hand I can be 'brave at a distance' safe in the knowledge you'd never get me on a boat in the first place
I basic hand weeder with two wide prongs - not a new-fangled tricksy one
2, a narrowish pointy trowel
3 sharp secateurs