I have to resort to melting snow for my water most of the time, which means melting it down and then boiling out the impurities, so the furnace is essential to having clean drinking water.
I can go for weeks at a time without seeing another human being. This COVID stuff didn’t impact me too much, because I am always self-isolating. I live on the side of a snowy mountain, which stays snowy for a good nine to ten months a year. My nearest neighbors are in a small community, which is also where I get all the supplies I can’t provide for myself. I keep money on the books at the general store there, to get canned veggies and sundries like snowmobile parts, or replacement parts for my furnace. Out here I need 4 main tools to survive, a sturdy blade for cutting and chopping, a gun for getting food, a furnace to provide heating, and an axe to provide wood for the furnace. Of course I also need things like water, but the catch is that without the furnace I don’t have water, either. I have to resort to melting snow for my water most of the time, which means melting it down and then boiling out the impurities, so the furnace is essential to having clean drinking water. The same goes with my food, which I need a gun to hunt, but I can’t eat it raw I need the furnace to cook it so I can actually eat it. These are just some of the uses for my furnace, and I haven’t even mentioned how it provides the heating that keeps me alive through the cold months. Without reliable heating I would be dead in a single night, so the furnace is my source of life.