four tires and a steering wheel - something to drive !!
make up (don't care if it's the cheap stuff)
face wash/body wash/moisturizer
clothes (thrift store clothes are just fine)
a bed to sleep in at night
internet (wireless is fine)
03-05-2009, 01:58 AM
whatever current book I am reading
my Thermo Fork when I am cooking meat
heat source, and the obvious....water
03-06-2009, 01:48 PM
decaf tea..drink it morning noon and night, gonna agree with air conditioning, my heart medicine, showers and at this stage of my life my dishwasher I run 3 loads a day through it and netflix..I'm addicted to old british tv shows
03-06-2009, 02:02 PM
I can't think of material needs... most of what I need can be done some other way...
I can't live without oxygen... that's pretty personal to me... and the way things are going, we're going to be taxed on it soon enough :laugh:
03-06-2009, 04:11 PM
before i took up backpacking a few years ago there was alot i thought i couldn't live without but i realized that most of the items i thought were a 'must' were just a convenient luxury... having lived on only what i could carry on my back i quickly adapted and found ways to make the 'most' of everything i had for the moment....so i guess the question for me is what 'can't' you live without or what 'won't' you live without...and i found that there really is little i 'can't' live without....
as long as i have a roof over my head (a tent, cave, cardboard box)...i personally need the small enclosed space to 'cocoon' myself...and to stay dry if necessary.....
a way to get warm when its cold....i don't need to get cold when it's warm coz i have very low body temp...i don't feel the heat like others.....
food for my belly...doesn't really matter what it is....i am not a 'foodie' and only eat to live instead of living to eat...feed me the same thing everyday (as long as its not animal) and i won't care....just enough to keep my strength to get thru the day....
clothes to cover my body (so noone should have to be tortured looking at it..:yikes:haha)....sweats in the winter...cotton shorts in the summer, t-shirt and some tennies or flops....i'm not a fashionista.....
water to drink and bathe in (which can be very small quantities...when i backpack i carry a cutoff milk jug attached to my pack and heat water over the fire with a little camp soap....perfect ..... (my backpacking buddies think i am wacked and a little 'over-indulgent'... haha...(and maybe they are just a little jealous coz i bathe by the fire and sing a little tune as i am scrubbing away the day's yuck...all the while checking out of the corner of my eye to make sure everyone is observing...:laugh:)...
so that's it...that's all i can't live without....all this x-tra stuff around me is just clutter taking up my time and space....(does that mean i am putting it all out the the trash tomorrow...? uh....no......i've gotten kinda used to it......