In a recent  survey of over 225 Island Clients, we asked for their “top ten essentials” in their island tool box. The response was overwhelming with more than 50% responding.

As one might expect, the responses were as varied as the people on the island, but a clear theme emerged. Here are the top ten:

Hammer
Chainsaw
Multi-bit screwdriver
Tape measure
Gas/fuel
Cordless drill
Saw
Axe
Shovel
Wine/beer/Bombay Sapphire Gin ( I am just reporting )

Honourable mentions:

Plumber’s tape (Because there’s always a leak!)
Husband that can USE the plumber’s tape
Sugar for keeping the hummingbird feeder full (It’s our entertainment, after all.)
Toilet paper
A neighbor with an excavator

Thanks to everyone who responded. You guys are the best!