Re: If you were bankrupt, starving and cold, could YOU burn your kit to keep you alive?
First, that question alone is... unthinkable.
Now if I _had_ to decide...
Having 8 guitars/basses I'd say from a drumming perspective I'd first burn a few guitars to save my drums.
From a guitarist's perspective I might claim to do it vice versa ;-) Haha, but it's certainly a dilemma.
Does studio gear burn? Because I do have some of that stuff, too. I'd surely cry burning anything out of what I have now.