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If you were forced to eliminate every physical possession from your life with the exception of what could fit into a single backpack, what would you put in it?

Asked by AshLeigh (16094points) June 13th, 2011

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poisonedantidote's avatar

Laptop, hunting knife, flask, a blanket and a change of clean clothes.

marinelife's avatar

Clean clothing, can opener, dog food, food, matches, bottled water, knife, a book or two.

zenvelo's avatar

what @poisonedantidote has, plus:

Good nylon tarp,
high quality leatherman tool,
fishing set (hooks, line, backpacking rod and reel)
sewing kit
rope,
4 pairs wool socks,
waterproof over-pants,
backpacking cookset,
MSR stove,
backpacking water filter
matches and fire starter
backpacking shovel
hatchet

Jude's avatar

Mom’s wedding ring
a handful of family photos
a mug
debit card
hairbrush
toothbrush
toothpaste
a vibrator
clean bra
clean pants
clean jacket
clean shirt
clean socks
clean pjs
a camera
fork
swiss army knife
Advil
tampons
a rolled up blanket
can opener

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

A tophat and a cane.

mrrich724's avatar

laptop with charger

gun and extra ammo

multitool

paracord, space blankets, emergency ponchos, waterproof matches, firestarter steel, fishing line/hooks/weights, multivitamins, water container and purifier

toothbrush and paste, extra socks and undies

I could fit alot more also, but my mind is gonna explode just thinking about the list.

Oh, and a bottle of whisky

efritz's avatar

Laptop
Chargers and plugins and boring electronic stuff
Some personal trinkets
All my money
Sketchbook

Faidle's avatar

Am I allowed to raplace things later on? Haha.
My list:
My laptop/charger. (Assuming I still have electicity)
My cell phone/charger.
The sweater that still smells like him…
Mr. Duckerson.
Everything else can be replaced.

rebbel's avatar

My pussycat.

Aethelwine's avatar

My camera, pillow and favorite jammies and sweatshirt. Baby pics of the kids too.

AshLeigh's avatar

@Faidle,
I suppose I’ll allow it. :P

Michael_Huntington's avatar

A netbook with 100 TB full of porn, ebooks, games, music and some clean underwear.

MilkyWay's avatar

My swiss knife, all my money, blanket, toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, 2 extra pairs of jeans, some tops, gloves, some cans of food, dehydrated milk, chewing gum, my mobile and charger and… some chocolate.

AshLeigh's avatar

@queenie,
Haha. Chocolate. :) Good idea. xD

mazingerz88's avatar

Family photos

MilkyWay's avatar

@AshLeigh Chocolate is a must :D

Plucky's avatar

Laptop.
SolarRoll (laptop charger).
Flint striker.
Leatherman multi-tool.
An extra change of clothes.
Gloves.
Extra sunglasses.
Extra hat (like a bush hat).
Small first aid kit.
Flask.
Pencil and writing notebook.
Tarp.
Emergency food bars.
Hard candy.
Dental floss.
Water purification bag.

AshLeigh's avatar

@queenie,
I agree.
You need chocolate to be fully prepared for the inevitable Zombie Apocolypse, as well as any midget insurrections that may or may not occur. ;)

Neizvestnaya's avatar

My best jewelry and most versatile pair of heels. I’m assuming I can have the clothes on my back, the shoes on my feet and a handbag.

My choices of clothes would be my favorite boots, a dress and a coat. My little doggie would ride in the backpack.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Family photos and a box with a fair amount of gold and silver. : )

blueberry_kid's avatar

Laptop with charger, a few favorite shirts, a water bottle and my hair mousse.

blueberry_kid's avatar

Need to keep my hair tamed. ‘Nough said

john65pennington's avatar

We have been without ac for the past six days. The temp. has been 96 each day and at least 105 in our house. Help is on the way.

I would stuff my central ac unit in my backpack and head out.

God bless the man that invented air conditioning.

Aethelwine's avatar

@john65pennington I feel your pain. We don’t have ac. Last week we had temps you are having. The temp inside our house reached 92F. I was miserable! thank god we have temps in the low 70s this week. I’m actually wearing a sweatshirt right now. I don’t do heat well.

incendiary_dan's avatar

Folding saw
Pruning sheers
Mora Clipper knife x2
Cold Steel Warhead (can be mounted to make a spear)
snare wire
8 lb test fishing line and 20 lb test ice fishing line
hooks
6000–9000 calories of food, mostly high fat high protein
Mess kit (pan, pot, deep plate, measuring cup)
titanium spork
sterno stove
sterno
First aid kit, plus some herbal tinctures and salves
change of clothes
multi-tools
space blankets, 3
wool blanket
poncho, camouflage
fire steel
fire piston
magnesium rod
lighter
bag of tinder (mostly grape vine bark, birch bark, and cattail fluff)
iodine tablets
ceramic filter
5 pairs of socks
change of clothes
two cotton scarves/wraps
two bandanas
fingerless gloves
sweater
a few water bottles
monocular (7×18 power)
ice treads
50 ft. of 550 p-cord
Dental floss
roll of Army green duct tape
A notebook
Flashlight
Solar/hand crank radio (weather band, AM/FM, phone charger, and LED flashlight)
Netbook, ASUS EeePC
Cell phone
Portable CB radio
Israeli civilian gas mask
9mm pistol with a couple spare mags
A few 30 round AK mags, assuming I could grab my rifle

Aside from the firearms, this is actually what’s in my pack right now. Oh, and obviously not the computer, because I’m typing on it. I’m going camping tomorrow night.

ucme's avatar

A pair of glasses & a smile ;¬}

AshLeigh's avatar

@ucme,
Haha. That made me smile.(:
You’re cool. :D:D:D

ucme's avatar

@AshLeigh Dawww, you’re just saying that ;¬}

Faidle's avatar

@ucme I don’t think she’s just saying that. :) Made me smile too. Haha.

ucme's avatar

@Faidle I aim to please :¬)

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