MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

This week’s question: Imagine yourself in a post apocalyptic, barren landscape (think The Road). What are five items you would pick to help you along your way?

In no particular order, I’d choose a tricked-out leatherman, a compass, set of binoculaurs, hand pumped water purifier, and a sturdy hiking backpack.

Post your responses in the comments section.