With the economy still in the doldrums and North Korea firing missiles off its coast, it’s comforting to know that at least one elected official could survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a 46-year-old father of five, recently spent seven days on an uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific, spearing fish for food and purifying his own water. Kept company by a series of hermit crabs and at least three sharks, Flake kept a journal of his experiences and took photographs, including a shot of himself shirtless on the beach at sunset. The congressman wrote in his diary that he numbered each hermit crab he came across (becoming particularly fond of No. 1 and No. 12) and dreamed about baseball. He had been planning the trip for two years.