posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 05:04 PM
The scenario is one of The End Of The World As We Know It. Sit X has come and gone, and you have survived. For the sake of this discussion, lets
assume your family and loved ones have all survived as well. Situation X has left the world in shambles. No power grid to connect to, no internet,
no city plumbing, or cities for that matter.
Social order is only beginning to be restored, and it's in a, for lack of a better term, "Titor-esque" way. Small bands of survivors have
congregated into tiny communities for survival. You've managed to return to a sustainable existence, but of the most primitive variety. All modern
conveniences have been eradicated. You're basically camping, permanently.
What will you miss the most? Your CD collection? Reality TV? Hot dogs and nachos? A Big Juicy with bacon, and extra cheese from the local burger
shack? Tampons? (hey c'mon now, I'm surrounded by women in my house, and I'll tell you right now I'm going to miss midol) Now, I know we'll all
miss our favorite supermarket, so lets limit responses to matters of convenience and indulgences.
As for me, I think some may think my take on this concept is a bit strange. Odd as it may be, mine would be camping with the family. I've always
been an outdoorsman, and likely could adapt quite readily to the aforementioned scenario. However, what I'd miss most is the time spent with the
wife and kids, enthusiastically checking and re-checking gear, packing the packs, loading the dogs, and heading for the dark ages by choice. The
experience of living rustic in the woods has little to do with where you are, and everything to do with why you're there. Perhaps then,
we'll take leisurely trips to abandoned cities for recreation... Who knows.