When we think of paradise, plenty of OL readers (myself included) may think of a deep forest full of wild game, or a tall mountain without another soul in sight. Many folks also think of a lovely beach as the backdrop for their “happy place.” But would a beach still be paradise if you were in survival mode? The lack of fresh water and the constant exposure to wind and water could be a dangerous mix if you became stranded on a remote coastline. But the beach is not without its wealth. The shells of various sizes and shapes that we find there can be a very versatile resource—if we just put them to work in the right way.