You need the basics... But a lot depends on what type of Sit X we are dealing with and how much of the earth’s population is left. But let’s
assume me are talking a mass wipe out of MOST of the human race... maybe Bird/Swine flu mutation has killed 95% of the human race...
What does a doctor do when a patient has an infection but the last of the drugs has been used?
This is something the old 70’s series “survivors” got me thinking about...
You cannot learn everything... for every modern day product there is hundreds of people with different skills involved in its construction.
Take a shovel... a very simple tool... how do you make one from scratch???
How do you extract the ore from the earth, smelt it, shape it and finish it? Where do you get the fuel to smelt the ore, how do you refine the fuel to
smelt the ore?
How do you make the handle for the shovel? Could you fell the timber and carve it into the correct shape. Would you know what timber to use? Would you
know how to make the varnish to treat the timber?
No one person can know everything...
For self survival you would need the very raw basics... Know your wild foods... know how to recognise edible plants from poisonous. Learn basic
butchery skills, trapping and hunting.
Learn flint knapping to make basic stone tools for when your last blade breaks.
Learn how to preserve food.
Learn how to use Animal skins.
Learn first aid.
Combat skills would be useful but i believe not as necessary as some people think. But then that depends how many people are left... the more people
the greater the risk of violence.
Don’t know if any of you are old enough to remember the old BBC series of survivors...
It’s old and dated but still has a fantastic message and some great story’s
[edit on 14-5-2009 by Muckster]