UNDERRATED: clean clothes, plastic baggies, warm showers, dental care, Emerson says shoes!, deodorant (come on! It is hot and you’re in cramped quarters with strangers! Aye-yi-yi!), humming and singing (whether you’re good at it or not, it just makes you feel better), clean water – for drinking and bathing (see photo)
OVERRATED: electricity (dinners by candlelight and walks down dark paths are awesome!), doing your hair and make-up (huge time waster and when no one else does it- everyone is au natural!), haggling- Jesse is so much better at it than I am. It makes me uncomfortable!