Something for the spirit

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by RightHand, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    There is an interesting thread on one 0f my other forums - "Guitar for SHTF." It got me to thinking. If I had to resort to BO, what would I bring that would soothe my soul. Being a piano sort of gal, I'd be in a heap load of you know what. My guitar would be perfect but I better remember to pack extra strings because I need a lot of practice - it's been a long time since I've played through the night.

    We all know that Seacowboys would never get to the end of his driveway without at least one guitar over his shoulder and a firearm strapped to each side of his chest and another in his boot, but what of us mere mortals.

    I guess we all better add at least a harmonica to our BOBs. Add a harmonica to his guitar and the rhythm tapped out on an easily made drum and a long night would pass more easily and children would sleep.

    What would you add
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    LMFAO!! [ROFL] Oh, idea. I would need something to go along with my ridiculous humor, so a kazoo isn't out of the question.

    "But Brokor," you say, "There's no way that could catch on." Oh, I beg to differ...

    I can see this as quite popular. *sniffles* Nobody takes the kazoo seriously...
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  3. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    I guess I'd take a bucket with a tune in it and a spare tin earpiece.
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Musically? There's always a song in my head, usually bursting to get out. I'd just bring my melodies (they don't take much space ;)) along for the bug out ride. :).
  5. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Maybe my jawharp.
  6. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    My Dulcinet of course...
  7. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Music is the precursor of written language and given, what our educational system has become, will probably become the predecessor to written language as well. Tribes would accept wandering musicians into their midst to hear sung tales of battle and adventure told in melody. Unfortunately, most of today's history will be rapped or chanted to an incessant drum beat while holding their family jewels in hand and the people listening will be zonked on mood altering chemicals.
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  8. Georgia_Boy

    Georgia_Boy Monkey+++

    Seacowboys +10000! Unfortunately true. Maybe we should bring lyrics to familiar songs. My wife was visiting with a bunch of her girlfriends. After a few glasses of something they began singing. In one song my bride just absolutely lost it. Her laughing stopped the singing. They were singing Credence Clearwater Revival's Bad Moon Rising. Her friend was singing loudly There's a bathroom on the right....... instead of the normal Theres a bad moon..... yeah, you got it. All these many years the poor dear didn't know she had misheard the lyrics.
  9. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey+++

    Brokors kazoo is fine I just dont know about the songs he knows
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  10. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey+++

    Come on Brokor no song list yet
  11. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Mine would be a penny whistle with a removable mouthpiece. It wouldn't take up much room or weight, and if one removed the mouthpiece and taped up the holes, the penny whistle may be converted into a serviceable mini blowpipe.
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