Naked and Marooned: One Man. One Island.

By Ed Stafford

What do you do once you stroll the Amazon?
 
Ed Stafford—adventurer extraordinaire and Guinness international list holder for strolling the size of the Amazon River—likes a problem. Casting approximately for an experience that will best the extreme feat he recounts in Walking the Amazon, Stafford makes a decision to maroon himself on an uninhabited island within the South Pacific. His challenge: to outlive for sixty days built with nothing—no nutrients, water, or maybe clothing—except the video cameras he might use to rfile his time. Detailing Stafford’s jaw-dropping sojourn at the island of Olourua, Naked and Marooned is a story of remarkable experience and of 1 man’s will to push himself to the outer limits—and live to tell the tale.

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I had a satellite tv for pc cell which may attach me to a physician within the united kingdom. possibly he could possibly ease my matters if I talked him via my indicators. yet such a intervention was once a tacit admission that I couldn’t fend for myself. That the island had received the higher of me. That I had failed. i need to now not be so susceptible. I can’t justify using the satellite tv for pc mobilephone. The waves of ache elevated and coursed via me extra intensely. i used to be now in severe ache, of that there has been doubtless. My fears extended as a result and that i started to be really fearful approximately my well-being.

Version_1 Contents About the writer Also by way of Ed Stafford Title web page Copyright Dedication Maps Prologue Introduction Chapter 1: SURVIVING Day 1 Chapter 2: WATER Day 2 to six Chapter three: hearth Day 7 to fourteen Chapter four: look after Day 15 to twenty-eight Chapter five: looking Day 29 to forty two Chapter 6: THRIVING Day forty three to 60 Epilogue Acknowledgements PHOTOGRAPHS To Frederick, Without whom i might by no means have met your mum I love you, mate PROLOGUE ‘It’s time, Ed.

The rocky outcrop and the reef past. uncovered to the full international I felt so small. Bush television tube. the hearth made my cave a house. It used to be a lot more than a cooker. Orange was once Amanda’s color. sundown used to be our time to connect with one another. The cave at evening. fireplace replaced every little thing and gave me heat and morale. An excuse to flee my torture? My disorder appeared very genuine on the time. The beginnings of happiness. Slowing right down to benefit from the simplicity of thatching. My new domestic. placing the completing touches to my guard, it was once time to maneuver out of the cave.

The seashore was once shiny and uncovered and the goats noticed me as I stepped into the open. The herd, which via this element was once grazing at the grasses on best of Snail Rock, grew to become alert, and moved purposefully up the headland and again in the direction of the excessive tree line. They weren’t apprehensive, simply cautious, and so they persisted to graze as they moved off, heading northerly alongside the tree line until eventually they have been out of sight and out of variety. As my eyes once again adjusted to the morning gloom below the cover i may see last goats in my camp.

Yet this day used to be a brand new day and it gave the look of it'd be a pleasant one. I needed to do a little admin: take a nonetheless shot of myself to observe my weightloss; ship my day-by-day ‘I’m okay’ message through Spot monitoring gadget; mark a fourth white line at the wall of the cave. the most administrational occasion this present day used to be to go to the dropbox two times, as soon as to drop off lifeless batteries, used CF playing cards and a damaged digicam – then, later within the day, to select up the replacements. Diarrhoea wouldn't be excellent news – it may well make me very vulnerable if it persisted and make every little thing ten instances more durable.

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