September 09, 2014
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Things I'd struggle to live without.

The week just started and its already Tuesday. And we are NINE days into September!! My Birthday just ended! How did that happen? Anyway on Sunday night, I decided to catch up on a new show on FOX called Utopia. And I actually liked it.



Per the website for the show, the idea behind the show is this "14 pioneering Americans wave goodbye to the lives they’ve known, move to a remote location, and set out to create a society from scratch. They’ve got limited supplies, wildly diverse backgrounds, and zero bathrooms."  Crazy right? 

Anyway on Sunday's episode all the "Utopians" were tasked to put some of their personal items into one huge crate ... personal items to take to with them as they create their new society. I realized I could not do this show because there are some things I'd struggle to live without. Some time ago, I was contacted by Man Crates to do a post about what "do or die items" I would put in a survival kit. Man Crates is a super trendy new 'gifts for men' company and they ship gifts for the men in your lives in crates! While watching Utopia, I decided this was the perfect opportunity to write this post.

1. My cell phone - The thing is literally attached to me. At all times. I mean except when I'm driving of course. This is defo at the top of the list.

2. My Ipad - From my Ipad, I can access my kindle books (must have my books), my email, and really my life! So ... this goes with me as well...

3. The internet - So that the above two can be functional ... I mean what really is the point of an Iphone or Ipad without data?

4. A journal - I love to write and to keep my sanity I would probably need a journal or at the very least some paper and a pen.

5. Coffee - Although I really have cut down my coffee consumption by a LOT (I literally drank cups a day), I cant imagine a world where it does exist at all.

7. Shorts and a few tank tops - Unless you know ... I plan on running around naked, which I most certainly will not, I'd probably need some clothes. I can survive on shorts and tanks and be perfectly content.

8. Sunglasses - I wear them everyday of life. I feel naked without them during the day.

9. Wine - There was wine in the show Utopia, but only two big bottles for thirteen people ... not enough if I'm spending months away from home, with crazy people ...

Obviously this list does not include friends or family because they aren't things ... but as far as things go, this is pretty much it. Also I made this list things I'd struggle to live without because really if forced we can all live without them ...


** I was contacted by Man Crates to write a post as part of a "survival essentials" campaign and was not compensated for my comments. Take a visit to the Man Crates website, they ship "bragworthy' gifts for guys ... in crates!! You really need to check it out!


Now what items would you struggle to live without??


               

28 comments:

  1. Sunglasses!!!! Those are my EXACT thoughts too. I don't leave the house without them, even in the winter..

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  2. bah blogger ate my comment. i agree though, i could live without all of these things if forced but i dont want to! lol. love the clothes, never thought about that, so obvious! and hells yes to the internet.

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  3. Such a good list. For sure my kindle, got to have unlimited amounts of books to read!

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  4. my argan oil, coffee, my phone would be my top 3 things i'd need.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  5. definitely needing coffee this morning! argh.

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  6. I'm never ever without my sunglasses. Assuming I have access to water and food, I'd need 1) sunglasses 2) sleep mask 3) lip balm 4) coffee 5) dogs 6) books 7) internet

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  7. This is a great list - I think I'd want chocolate too :)

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  8. Oh coffee, it would be rough to go without coffee! And I wear my sunglasses constantly because I'm really paranoid about getting squinting wrinkles. (I'm so vain) And I would have to have something to read whether on my Kindle or stacks of old school books.

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  9. i would definitely be struggling with this!! oh man, i could not do it!

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  10. I don't know if I would survive either! It is a task to try to decide what I would/wouldn't live without. I watched the show during commercials of the football game and really only saw the really country red head from KY freaking out about something and saying he was going to leave. Not sure what happened but the quality of the filming seemed a bit off to me. Maybe I am just picky lol

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  11. Love to see how many of these are on my list too. Coffee, journal, iPad/Kindle for books.. and I can't believe I forgot sunglasses on mine. I wear mine every day too, even in winter and people think I'm crazy. I just have sensitive eyes, y'all. Also, this show sounds awesome and terrifying

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  12. I love this list! I would need all of the things you said! Plus some lotion, because my skin is always so damn try! And lip blam. Oh and change out the wine for yummy beer.

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  13. I'm such a baby if I ever leave my sunglasses behind...I MUST have them with me at all times. I think I have sensitive eyes, lol.

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  14. I hear you on the phone! And Coke Zero would be on my list! hahaha

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  15. I literally just thought "I should do a post about the 5 things I can't live without", and boom, a day later, you beat me to it!
    This is pretty much my entire list, anyways. Except switch the iPad for physical books, because, well, I'm a book snob :\

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  16. I got contacted my man crates too! I should have my post up next week. I couldn't live without books, a hair brush and hair ties, and sunglasses!

    ~Ashely @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  17. This may as well be my list too! ;)

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  18. Can I add nail polish to the list? I am totes obsessed with it lol

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  19. Oh goodness! Thanks for reminding me I need to do one for tailgating. I love your list. I would need all of the above.

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  20. Were they allowed to bring their phones or technology? I think everyone has become overly attached to their phones but that just seems to easy to allow.

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  21. Internet for sure!!! Oh and some form of phone/ipad/computer.....I know it's bad but I'm totally addicted!

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  22. Yes! Phone, internet, coffee - definitely a blogger's musts! Lol.

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  23. Yup all those things are pretty much staples in my life too, except the shorts. I don't know why but I'm having a hard time getting back into shorts, I'm a weirdo, I'm almost there though, I bought 2 pairs this summer :)

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  24. My phone for sure. That is always glued to my side. And of course internet. I don't have an ipad so I would need my laptop. And being naked is not a good thing so of course clothing. And my makeup.

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  25. i would totally miss my phone and the internet! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  26. wow we are exactly samesies. This entire list is exactly what mine would be too!

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  27. I saw this show - first two episodes before I realized it's annoying. On the second episode they were commenting on what they missed eating. I think that would be my biggest struggle; being able to eat different kinds of foods. I am not someone who would be content eating the same thing day in day out.

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