Here's the first Imagination Challenge, as explained here: http://community.stretcher.com/forums/p/1342/13007.aspx#13007
Assume that you're alone and that you're in reasonably good health so that you can walk long distances, carry things or do whatever other physical demands your imagination can create.
Strive for balance - i.e., good nutrition, reasonable working hours and conditions, etc.
Let your imagination wander into areas you wouldn't normally go, but make your plan believable - no little green men bringing you electronic zappers and no genies in or out of a bottle, please.
Make it unique to your situation. Do you have a grandfather who always slips you a ten dollar bill? A dog that can sniff out water? Use them, just don't abuse the leeway.
Here we go...
HOME SWEET HOME
Here's what you have to live in:
It's something like an unattached garage. Concrete walls and floor, windows on two sides, a windowed door on another. With a little more class, an "attic" could be called a "loft," because it's really a floor that reaches halfway across the room, with about a 6 foot headspace in the center. Roof rafters and boards are the ceiling. There is no insulation.
You have two hand tools of your choice, (tell us what you choose) a two foot pile of old newspapers and a 5 X 8 rug. You also have a cast iron frying pan (no stove) and a bucket.
In your pocket, you carry a book of matches and a small ball of string.
Outside, there is a small, private yard all your own. There are a couple of hanging solar lights, a clothesline and a faucet for water. You'll have the use of a neighboring facility for personal hygiene.
You work an 8 hour shift 5 days a week at a job that's not physically demanding. You're barely making enough money for food and transportation, but if you're careful, you can pinch out about two dollars a week for other needs.
Your mission: Get comfortable. Make this concrete block a home. Think of what you will need to get through an entire day and night here. You could be here for a very long time, so make it as permanent as you can.
Use any other resources you have realistically available to you right now.