Okay, I thought it was time to create an additional Survivalist Thread Nest, because I anticipate this one getting fairly large over time.
Calling anyone who can teach a trade, or can begin learning one
It occurred to me in the shower that I possess few trade skills. My entire occupation and the majority of my skills deal with computers, and require
one to be present. In the event the juice goes out, I've just lost my ability to do what I'm best at.
That needs to change.
In the event of Situation X
, eventually the immediate threat to life will pass and
it will be time to repair and rebuild, or to start from the ground up. Society will be desperate for the skills of those skilled in surgery,
engineering, carpentry, metallurgy, smithing, and other skills that produce or repair a tangible object. Because our civilization is so advanced, we
assume these skills are in abundance, but in fact, are desperately lacking.
I propose we start "Survivalist Trade: _____" threads
as they come up, as teachers are found who would be willing to give us the basics of
what tools are needed, what books are good to start with, what sorts of facts and figures are neccessary to do the job. Other experts can contribute
to the same threads, those interested in learning can ask questions, share their experiences and so forth.
The format would pretty much be the same as the rest of the survivalist threads, except the thread names would be something like this
(eg. "Survivalist Trade: Carpentry" and tag the thread with "survivalist series trade")
We need threads for the following (in no particular order), and probably much much more:
Glass Making (various)
I myself have decided to persue carpentry as a trade skill. I start tomorrow, where a journeyman carpenter will start teaching me the basics.
[edit on 10/27/2006 by thelibra]