posted on May, 11 2007 @ 05:37 AM
Along similar lines, I'd actually think that people with experience growing marijuana may have themselves a useful skill, though not specifically for
the plant itself, though it obviously has many uses..
No, I was thinking in terms more of the idea that after any given situation X, there's a possibility that growing things on the surface of the planet
may be impossible or undesirable - eg, because of some kind of contaminants, or nuclear winter.
Those individuals that grow plants already indoors, frequently without natural light, in closed environments - though this isn't exclusive to
marijuana growers, may have a very very necessary skill..
Yes, there are things like modified greenhouses, but what if your source of sunlight is very very weak? Anyone experienced in closed-system indoor
growing may indeed prove crucial to growing enough food for their community's long term survival.
Also - useful skills are things like the ability to create simple electricity generators and storers - even if it's just a modified bicycle, or
simple but large chemical batteries would be very useful in the complete collapse of infrastructure.. Even limited power for things like light and
heat, from renewable sources such as human energy rather than oil/wood burning which again may be in short supply, would be a very valuable thing. In
many scenarios, extreme cold may become a problem, so yes, the ability to heat dwellings for survival, very important, or artificial light for plant
Food, water, heat/shelter, the essential components that will ensure a majority survive.. without these things, the community will have no need of
many other professions..