Camping for a few days every now and then is one of my favorite things to do. Surviving free of modern technology for a little while really helps me put this electronic age into perspective. Yeah of course technology is very useful, but I know we would all be able to adapt in no time if we ever have to go without. I mean I have little trouble doing this, and I got as many gadgets as anyone. At least, this is how I used to think. Unfortunately, because of the last camping trip I went on, I have had to reconsider my position on the issue. Usually when I go camping in the winter, I take a small portable space heater with me. Although my space heater is just for emergency use, as it’s never supposed to be needed. Usually what I will do is chop up some dry wood and make a small fireplace to stay warm. However it becomes much harder to light a fireplace when it is raining outside. As in this case, a huge storm – not expected to form – just happened right over my campsite. Well okay, that’s why I had a backup plan with my space heater. I have had my space heater for a while, so I never thought about replacing it. However, I should have known to replace it sooner rather than later. Anyways, it got a lot colder than I expected and after an hour of using my space heater, it died out on me. That whole night was horrible, and all I could think about was how happy I would be if I were home, underneath an actual roof, having my thermostat turned up to a 100 degrees.