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list real world skills that will help in a collapse
please list.

what about wood working/furniture work ?
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Re: list real world skills that will help in a collapse
hunting, fishing. Farming. for starters.
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Fashion design.
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Knife/tool sharpening, basic woodwork, etc.
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Re: list real world skills that will help in a collapse
1. Organic Gardening and Seed Saving: Skills involving food production will be the most valuable in a post-collapse society. Learning to grow your own food is a must. Obviously, it is necessary to feed your family, but you will also be able to trade your abundance for other items. Additionally, learning to save seeds will also provide another excellent means of trade.

2. Food Processing and Preservation: Learning to process and preserve foods will be another huge skill in a post-collapse world. Taking seasonal abundance and preserving it for future consumption or trade will be vital. Remember, learning to do this with limited electricity is a must. This can also include learning to brew beer , mead, vinegar , or other alcoholic beverages from meager ingredients.

3. Hunting, Fishing, and Gathering: Learning to fish and hunt is essential to survival. Having the proper gear and training will be priceless after the collapse of modern civilization. Having reference guides for edible plants in your region, repairing weapons , trapping wild game, and fishing are great tools to have if you haven't the time to learn them now. In regards to weapons, your ability to use them also gives you the skill of working security.

4. Animal Husbandry: Notice the first four categories are related to food production. It's that important. Just gaining knowledge of one of these categories will give you an invaluable skill to thrive in a post-apocalyptic world. Knowledge of animal husbandry can provide endless amounts of sustainable meat, eggs, and milk to you and your tribe.

5. Construction: Construction skills will be very important in a shattered civilization. These skills, especially without power tools, are not something you learn overnight. If you have some basic skills it may be worth learning a few techniques for building small structures with crude hand tools. There are many books teaching anyone how to build basic cabins, sheds, and composting outhouses.

6. Alternative Energy and Fuels: Having the knowledge to implement alternative energy systems will make you a wealthy survivor in a "dark" world. You can learn to build your own alternative energy systems, or you can purchase back up solar generators in preparation for emergencies. There are also small fuel refinery systems available like the biodiesel Fuelmeister , and the new invention from Japan that turns plastic into oil. Knowledge of how to create energy would be invaluable when oil is scarce.

7. Water Purification: Since it's difficult to pump well water without electricity and with surface water likely to be contaminated, clean water will be in very limited supply. Learning to purify water will allow you thrive during this time. You can also purchase water filters for your go-bag that will last weeks, and you can have back-up tablets should you need them. However, the skill and knowledge to purify water should be the goal as that can never run out.

8. Basic First Aid and Natural Medicine: This is another skill that can take years to develop and learn, but that will be crucial when supply lines of pharmaceuticals are cut off and hospitals are over-run. Knowledge of growing herbal gardens for making medicine at home will prove to be very important. Learning basic procedures for stitching wounds, CPR, and more will also be of great assistance. Being the tribe's shaman with a natural medicine chest is a prestigious position
9. Mechanics: Mechanics for cars, motorcycles, tractors and other machinery will likely be in high demand. In addition, bicycle mechanics will also fair well in world where fuel is very expensive or hard to come by. These are also skills that are not learned over night, but it will be wise to at least have access to books or how-to videos.

10. Soap and Candle Making: With long supply lines decimated and electricity on the fritz, soap and candle makers will provide a valuable product. Clearly some preparation of storing raw materials may be needed to achieve trade-able levels of these goods. Even if you just had the knowledge to make soap or candles just for your immediate tribe, you will be much better off for it.

To start you off.
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Re: list real world skills that will help in a collapse
well digging
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Re: list real world skills that will help in a collapse
Farming, knowledge of survival pre electricity and refridgeration, Fishing, Hunting, TRAPPING. How to tan hides, make soap, make charcoal, blacksmiths, Framers, butchers, Moonshiners, anyone who is a macgyver type.
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Re: list real world skills that will help in a collapse
How to manage women and young babies WITHOUT the benefits of nappies and pads..

ANYONE ever thought of that?
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Photography, social media and video game design.
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How to manage women and young babies WITHOUT the benefits of nappies and pads..

ANYONE ever thought of that?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16712005


It's called cloth.
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I'm pretty good at drinkin beer!
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Re: list real world skills that will help in a collapse
ability to spot data mining shills
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Mid wives will be handy
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How to manage women and young babies WITHOUT the benefits of nappies and pads..

ANYONE ever thought of that?
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We leave that thinking to metrosexuals like you.
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Re: list real world skills that will help in a collapse
Know how to suck a dick.
Thats why my girlfriend will be safe by my side ;)
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I'm pretty good at drinkin beer!
 Quoting: *Evan*


beer


"God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, & always, well informed... If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty... Let them take arms... What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. " - Thomas Jefferson in 1787
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Metalworking ! Learn how to build an old fashioned iron forge and learn the metals and how to work tem - example, car/truck leaf springs can be used to fashion knives, axes, plows ect....
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I'm pretty good at drinkin beer!
 Quoting: *Evan*


beer


 Quoting: Resister


ohyeah
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Re: list real world skills that will help in a collapse
physical labor for 12+ hours a day
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Re: list real world skills that will help in a collapse
How to manage women and young babies WITHOUT the benefits of nappies and pads..

ANYONE ever thought of that?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16712005


It's called cloth.
 Quoting: The Light Under the Door


And lets say you dont HAVE any?

ARE you going to carry twenty bolts of pad and nappy grade cloth around and tear off strips for the next 30 years as the need arises?
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pvp
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How to manage women and young babies WITHOUT the benefits of nappies and pads..

ANYONE ever thought of that?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16712005


It's called cloth.
 Quoting: The Light Under the Door


And lets say you dont HAVE any?

ARE you going to carry twenty bolts of pad and nappy grade cloth around and tear off strips for the next 30 years as the need arises?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16310625


When I spent time among people that lived in the wild off of the grid...they used cloth.
It really wasn't that complicated.
I promise.
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How to manage women and young babies WITHOUT the benefits of nappies and pads..

ANYONE ever thought of that?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16712005


It's called cloth.
 Quoting: The Light Under the Door


And lets say you dont HAVE any?

ARE you going to carry twenty bolts of pad and nappy grade cloth around and tear off strips for the next 30 years as the need arises?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16310625


SHTF and you're really going to be concerned about whether your diapers are officially "nappy grade"? Fold up and pin an old t-shirt on the kid and call it good.

Traditionally, old rags were used. I'm sure we'll have plenty of old rags as our walmart t-shirts start to fall apart, since that takes all of 30 seconds.

Also, our kids are in diapers waaaaay longer than they ever have been. Staying in diapers until 3 is really not normal or ideal. Read about elimination communication. I know from experience that it works. Kind of a pain, and most in our current society aren't going to be bothered to do it with the ease of disposable diapers or machine laundering cloth, but it's something to keep in mind.
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How to manage women and young babies WITHOUT the benefits of nappies and pads..

ANYONE ever thought of that?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16712005


It's called cloth.
 Quoting: The Light Under the Door


And lets say you dont HAVE any?

ARE you going to carry twenty bolts of pad and nappy grade cloth around and tear off strips for the next 30 years as the need arises?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16310625


SHTF and you're really going to be concerned about whether your diapers are officially "nappy grade"? Fold up and pin an old t-shirt on the kid and call it good.

Traditionally, old rags were used. I'm sure we'll have plenty of old rags as our walmart t-shirts start to fall apart, since that takes all of 30 seconds.

Also, our kids are in diapers waaaaay longer than they ever have been. Staying in diapers until 3 is really not normal or ideal. Read about elimination communication. I know from experience that it works. Kind of a pain, and most in our current society aren't going to be bothered to do it with the ease of disposable diapers or machine laundering cloth, but it's something to keep in mind.
 Quoting: AlkaliDesert


I don't think they were talking about just diapers....

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It's called cloth.
 Quoting: The Light Under the Door


And lets say you dont HAVE any?

ARE you going to carry twenty bolts of pad and nappy grade cloth around and tear off strips for the next 30 years as the need arises?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16310625


SHTF and you're really going to be concerned about whether your diapers are officially "nappy grade"? Fold up and pin an old t-shirt on the kid and call it good.

Traditionally, old rags were used. I'm sure we'll have plenty of old rags as our walmart t-shirts start to fall apart, since that takes all of 30 seconds.

Also, our kids are in diapers waaaaay longer than they ever have been. Staying in diapers until 3 is really not normal or ideal. Read about elimination communication. I know from experience that it works. Kind of a pain, and most in our current society aren't going to be bothered to do it with the ease of disposable diapers or machine laundering cloth, but it's something to keep in mind.
 Quoting: AlkaliDesert


I don't think they were talking about just diapers....
 Quoting: *Evan*


Women can use cloth too.
Jesus, have none of you ever even ventured outside of the house for more than a weekend?
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And lets say you dont HAVE any?

ARE you going to carry twenty bolts of pad and nappy grade cloth around and tear off strips for the next 30 years as the need arises?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16310625


SHTF and you're really going to be concerned about whether your diapers are officially "nappy grade"? Fold up and pin an old t-shirt on the kid and call it good.

Traditionally, old rags were used. I'm sure we'll have plenty of old rags as our walmart t-shirts start to fall apart, since that takes all of 30 seconds.

Also, our kids are in diapers waaaaay longer than they ever have been. Staying in diapers until 3 is really not normal or ideal. Read about elimination communication. I know from experience that it works. Kind of a pain, and most in our current society aren't going to be bothered to do it with the ease of disposable diapers or machine laundering cloth, but it's something to keep in mind.
 Quoting: AlkaliDesert


I don't think they were talking about just diapers....
 Quoting: *Evan*


Women can use cloth too.
Jesus, have none of you ever even ventured outside of the house for more than a weekend?
 Quoting: The Light Under the Door


I have no concern with any of that....I was just sayin that you guys were not just talking diapers...

sorry.
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knowledge of alien technology would be a starter...

ohyeah
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Re: list real world skills that will help in a collapse
If you have no fucking clue and are asking retarded questions..
Right now.
Pack what you think belongs in a bug out bag and is reusable.
Park in the woods.
Wander into them leaving a trail..not of bread crumbs please.
Stay there for 5 days.
When you come back out re-pack your bug out bag to include everything you just realised you couldn't live without.
Go back to the woods.
Try again until you get it fucking right.
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Re: list real world skills that will help in a collapse
How to:

Hunt

Cook

Find water

&

Defend


I don't what all of this "soap making" bull is about.

When shtf, smelling good will be the LAST of your worries.

Some people are so disconnected with reality, it's shocking.
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Re: list real world skills that will help in a collapse
Nursing skills
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Get these three books, they will tell you everything you need: [link to www.amazon.com]

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