That first strip was inspired by my own experience of being in that same exact situation with my partner years and years ago.
The bathroom was empty, abandoned, dark and creepy, we had just a little dynamo whirly little flashlight in hand, and a sink and knife to try to clean and scrub our newly found mussels to boil them with beer and onions on a self-made fireplace while wild camping on a gray shore in Chili.
It was worth the hassle!
--> This is a rerun of the finished webcomic Go Get a Roomie! You can find these two strips in the old archive >here<!