Re: Quick Fire Questions (A Place to Ask and Answer)
And, Hope, if your tropical world is post-apocalyse...
Usable weapons and tools would have enormous value. In the kingdom of the obsidian knife, the man with a Swiss Army Knife is King.
Depending on how long since the apocalypse (and the nature of it), tech is probably no longer functional. That razor-thin plasma TV is now no more than a decorative paperweight. Assuming paper still exists.
In the absence of toilet paper, the last books in the world are valued only for their soft, strong, and thoroughly absorbent pages.