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Is your current job conducive to survivalism?

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posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 11:14 AM
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What I mean by this is, can your job/career be used for a survivalist purposes? Could you do your job without a regular power supply?

If it isnt, would you consider changing to one that is and if so which one?

Obviously some jobs/careers lend themselves to be more useful to a survivalist situation than others do. I mean, its no good being a nuclear power supply technician when you are holed up in the middle of the Rockies unless you have some extra skills.

So i'll kick this off:-

I am a Trauma & Orthopaedic Nurse, ex Royal Navy Yeoman.
My wife is a Respiratory Nurse, ex Royal Artillery.

[edit on 1/6/08 by Wotan]




posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 11:53 AM
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Present job no. I am the head of the laser cutting department using mazak lasers. my little machine uses 40000 volts so with out the grid it goes bye bye.

Ive also done K9 S&R and spent many years in the Army. My wife is a LPN with emergency room experience.

So present job no past jobs yes.



posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 04:32 PM
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Commercial diving and offshore work means they'll be little call for that without a supply and logistics chain.

My army basics will help a bit (I hope!) along with first aid courses (too many to list)



posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 05:10 PM
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Yes. I'm an infantry soldier in the British Army, so if you give me a stick with a nail through it I could build you an empire.

Prior to this I was an A&E nurse in a busy hospital in Belfast in the early 1990s, so I can look after myself and others from a health point of view.

BTW Wotan, at least you have some decent pongo backup (even if she is ex-RA), because as an ex matlo you'll need all the help you can get


ps, there's something on your shoe mate (hello sailor)



posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 05:10 PM
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My previous job (recently made redundant) was fixing Ion Implanters which are a process in making microchips.

Cant see this being beneficial in a survival situation in any way shape or form!



posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 05:21 PM
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Metalsmith, flyfishing guide/outfitter, Movie extra, Blues guitar player...

Well I know my way around in the backcountry and I can catch trout with my bare hands. Perhaps that could be a useful skill in a survival situation.



posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 05:33 PM
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You can teach people to tickle the trout .

I've never tried it but they say the key is to let it glide past your hands then *whup* flip it out of the water onto the river bank!

Am I close???



posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 05:39 PM
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My past life was 'very conducive to learning survival skills' shall we say.

Now ? well lets just say in winter on the ice and snow of a high plateau I could make you shelter, keep you warm, tend to your wounds and then go off and scabby up some food.

Down on the low lands i'll do all that and more. Survival ? yes i'm all geared towards it, even if it is at the cost of others lives who may be detrimental to my continuing existence.



posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by WatchRider
You can teach people to tickle the trout .

I've never tried it but they say the key is to let it glide past your hands then *whup* flip it out of the water onto the river bank!

Am I close???




That's it exactly!! I have found that flippin the fish to the opposite bank works best. Down south, some of those oleboys get likkered up and
get down in catfish holes and grab huge cats by the lips and wrestle them into a boat. Gnarly stuff!!

Tickelin trout is illegal BTW.

[edit on 1-6-2008 by whaaa]



posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 06:39 PM
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Originally posted by PaddyInf
Yes. I'm an infantry soldier in the British Army, so if you give me a stick with a nail through it I could build you an empire.

Prior to this I was an A&E nurse in a busy hospital in Belfast in the early 1990s, so I can look after myself and others from a health point of view.

BTW Wotan, at least you have some decent pongo backup (even if she is ex-RA), because as an ex matlo you'll need all the help you can get


ps, there's something on your shoe mate (hello sailor)


Haha
very funny.

I did do a stint alongside the RM on Port Security, basically playing around on Atlantics and with those stubby little SA80 thingies ...... never give a matloe a gun btw
, just as bad as an Officer with a map ......



posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 06:45 PM
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BTW PaddyInf, I am surprised you never joined the Grey Mafia instead of the Infantry.

I tried going back into the RN but as a Nurse ..... Bastards wouldnt have me back which surprised me since they are so bloody short of medical staff in HM Forces atm.



posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 06:55 PM
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Originally posted by Wotan
BTW PaddyInf, I am surprised you never joined the Grey Mafia instead of the Infantry.

I tried going back into the RN but as a Nurse ..... Bastards wouldnt have me back which surprised me since they are so bloody short of medical staff in HM Forces atm.


RAF are desperate for registered nurses with experience under the age of 36 1/2.

If you have trauma / adult intensive care / A+E experience and hold post registration qualifications in your field you will be trampled as they rush you in.

My wife has loads of details about it or you could waltz down to RAF careers : )

Oh and if your ITU trained you will be at either Oxford / Portsmouth or Birmingham ITU units if not out in theatre.



posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 07:01 PM
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::Hangs head""

Current job... ha.. not in the least. I currently work as a student loan debt collector. *hides now*

However, I have worked as an Emergency Room Technician and a Nurse Assistant.

Add in that I grew up in the back woods of Tn and was taught how to hunt, fish, build campfires, raise shelters and grow a garden to supplement the meals.. I think I would fare decently. I would hope at least!



posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 07:04 PM
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Originally posted by angryamerican
reply to post by Wotan
 


Present job no. I am the head of the laser cutting department using mazak lasers. my little machine uses 40000 volts so with out the grid it goes bye bye.



Used to program ESI 44's and Chicago system lasers to make components for anything from telecommunications to bomb release systems till someone plagiarised all my programs for a BSA award..
Quit instantly ..

Have been working as little as possible to get by in as many countries as I can..
Learned the art of negotiation and bartering.( Blagging..
)

If I need something I can usually find a million ways to achieve it.Short of sexual favours that is


Current job is also a ways to a means of releasing as much free time as possible.working the exact opposite hours to everyone else..(Beats traffic queues).. and I travel at night so I get to plan out viable escape routes throughout the N.E.
Also Practised First aider..
Usually on myself


[edit on 1-6-2008 by AGENT_T]



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 12:32 AM
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Originally posted by Wotan
BTW PaddyInf, I am surprised you never joined the Grey Mafia instead of the Infantry.


I was Home Service Part Time with the UDR/R. Irish while a civvy. I was considering the QAs when I decided to go full time, but the ones I spoke to stated that it was all nursing with virtually no military stuff. I decided that I enjoyed soldiering more than nursing, so I chose my route. Considering the large pay cheque combined with the experiences I've had in the last 17 years, I think it was a good one.



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 02:29 AM
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PaddyInf - hmm surprised at that, QA's doing more nursing than military. I spoke to a few QA's when Afghanistan and Iraq first came up, they said that they were doing more military (digging holes) than nursing, so they left the service and i believe loads followed as well.

Dan Tanna - 36 1/2, then i am too bloody old then, bugger. Though i have tied to persude the missus to do one of those NHS secondments to the DMS, supposed to be good money, she wont go though ..... damm.

Interesting though on this thread how many of you are/were healthcare orientated.



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 02:30 AM
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Originally posted by Wotan
I am a Trauma & Orthopaedic Nurse, ex Royal Navy Yeoman.
My wife is a Respiratory Nurse, ex Royal Artillery.


Pediatric Critical Care Transport Nurse Specialist here
and my wife is a NICU / SPecial CAre Nursery Nurse



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 03:21 AM
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Originally posted by FredT

Originally posted by Wotan
I am a Trauma & Orthopaedic Nurse, ex Royal Navy Yeoman.
My wife is a Respiratory Nurse, ex Royal Artillery.


Pediatric Critical Care Transport Nurse Specialist here
and my wife is a NICU / SPecial CAre Nursery Nurse


Now thats a man. I salute you Fred T, doff my cap, tuck my forelock, the lot., the whole nine yards.

Could not ever work with children - adults i could detach a little from - the wee little folk just made me crumple up in tears.



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 04:45 AM
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Currently working as a chef - one of the proper ones not a microwave bandit - so knowing how to cook and prep food safely might save some work for all you nurses! Previously had small knitwear design business, and am a whizz with the sewing machine so I can keep you all clothed and fed.

Grew up with veggie gardens so can grow my own food too.

Husbands a commercial manager, so you can rely on him for all those tricky contractual obligations and legal niceties that will be sooo important post-shtf!

Oh, Agent-T, we could seriously do with a good blagger round here and your humour alone earns your place, not sure I can help out with the sexual favours though


Cheers



posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 04:57 AM
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Negotiations ? you mean...

' gonna rob you for your food!'

'Nope'

'Nope ? arrrghhh dammit, no, NO! please arrrrrrrrrgghhh dammit... choke choke sob snivel'.

'another one for kites and crow bait. Pass me the air rifle, I got crows to catch '.

When TSHTF I will drop all pretences of civility. It was just a disguise any how.



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