In my youth I played drums in a band, and ended up with an Aria Pro II guitar from one of the band mates. Twenty years went by before I picked it up to learn it. Last year I treated myself to a new Ibanez and a cool amp that runs on batteries, 12 volt DC , or a wall-wart. During the rare times that nothing else is going on I hack out some Boston or Molly Hatchet or Styx. Now I want a survival guitar, an acoustic for the long days spent waiting for the rest of the population to die off. I've never heard of a survival guitar and may end up building one from scratch. The thought hit me this evening while playing "Overkill" that this would be my entertainment for the end times that I don't want to come. Maybe crank up the 100 watt Crate head sitting on the 4-12 Earth cabinet, wind up the distortion and call in the zombies with some "Stranglehold" (Note- I have determined Ted Nugent to be the ultimate zombie apocalypse music). I have no doubts that the appropriate Van Halen wail will drive off packs of wild and hungry animals away just as sure as the second solo of "Comfortably Numb" will lull beasts to a catatonic state and allow easy hunting. The whole purpose is this: What plans do you have in place to fight boredom while your Apache chopper is being reloaded? How do you stay sane while waiting for the snow to melt away from the front door or the radiation levels to drop? One never hears much about entertainment in survival plans.