My recommendation would be a Nikon F3 with the HP finder and some good glass. My reasoning is that the camera will take a beating if needed, the glass and many accessories are inexpensive enough and readily available used, and the value of the camera has pretty much bottomed out unless 35mm dies completely.

None of this logic makes my answer any better than any other answer here, but I believe in this path enough that when my nephew started photography school this year, this was the rig I gave him as a gift.