I don't expect a single person in this world to feel sorry for me. But if you must know, the tent was purchased while I was in the Army, stationed in vilseck, germany. The honda was free to me plus the price of a spark plug, and the buddy heater was a Christmas present after my small heater almost burned down my expensive tent, which at that point in time I had no other means to sleep. That expensive tent is one of my prized possessions. Now I have the teardrop, graciously given to me by TxBum for little more than a bit of work and the price of some fuel. Again, not everything is so cut and dry. You are correct in that these days I CHOOSE to source our meat from our property (which has been in the family since 1867). My wife has stomach issues and wild game doesn't bother her, and as any good man will know...it's best to have her happy and healthy. I also raise my son's to know the skills of a well rounded outdoorsman so that if the day may come that they, too, HAVE to hunt for meat as I have in the past they will have the knowledge to provide.