I was away from my normal kitchen for a bit and there were few spices.
there were some fresh ones outdoors, but i found my self needing certain ones to make my life better when cooking...
chives - seem to be a must have for me,
and black pepper.
Hot peppers of any variety
and olive oil.
I could work with anything else, but those were essential for me to start with.They did not need to be in every dish (for instance, i did not want to mix garlic with honey in my last lamb preparation).
So the question becomes what are the spices and flavors you can not live with out?