It's kind of funny that folks are "stranded" yet they have internet access - why don't they email for a rescue?
I am assuming that I would be stranded by choice, on a tropical island with plentiful food and water sources (okay, doesn't need to be flowing with milk and honey...), or the next choice would be a mountain somewhere, by a stream...
1)My bow and arrows (gotta hunt that plentiful food...)
2)My survival knife
3)My wife and children
4)Paper and pens
5)Internet access (yes me too... it would involve a computer, a source of electricity - perhaps a water opertated generator or some such device I would make by hand...)
Actually, this is not a fair question, my wife and I have be planning a "Wilderness Family/Swiss Family Robinson" escape for years....
Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
"Everything is your own damn fault, if you are any good." E. Hemmingway