posted on Dec, 16 2006 @ 08:40 AM
Good for Survival preparation, but when the power goes out, that laser won't do you a lick of good.
Still, knowing how to fabricate with Metal is a good skill. Our company has a full Metal shop, and while we don't use lasers we do have a variety of
CNC equipment such as water jet cutters, and can fabricate most anything. We also have a full Carpentry shop, a Motion control department, Electric
department, and work with all kinds of material including metal, wood, glass, fabrics and plastics. We can do molding and vaccu-forming as well. If
you can draw it, we can build it.
Knowing a variety of Trade skills helps in the ability to build things you need with materials at hand, even if there is no power. The office worker
who pushes paper 9 to 5 will be less able to build a quality shelter than a tradesman. Having said that, there is still no substitute for proper
preparation and a solid knowledge base. Some office personnel make very good sportsman and do indeed have valuable survival skills.