The other part about living which isn't summed up by anthropologists is that humans are haulers. All of this 'stuff' had to be hauled from storage locker to truck and then down the dock to the boat. We may be hunter's and gatherers but we're more importantly haulers. Being a hunter and working as I do to hunt down microscopic disease, I can appreciate the traditional 'male' as a 'hunter'. I enjoyed last week having it pointed out that women's shopping is really a form of 'gathering'. These 'cavemen' and 'cavewomen' qualities transpose but still persist. I go to the store, wanting to kill my purchase, and bring it home as efficiently as possible. Meanwhile my female companion, Laura, is forever picking and selecting and meandering about looking for the best sale and best product. The dynamic between us becomes readily understandable thinking of us as cave people in the modern world.
The work only begins with the kill or the purchase. What follows is getting whatever it is home. That's the hauling part and it really seems half my life is hauling. It's about time that someone came up with an inexpensive anti grav device that I could take wherever with me. We'd have one too if people wouldn't waste resources on war.