posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 04:42 PM
The best thing you can do is make yourself a storehouse of knowledge.
It packs up light, goes everywhere with you, and holds countless things of value for trade or barter later.
Survival skills are essential, all right, but how many of us could diagnose an appendix or remove it?
Though anyone could go through the motions under a docs scrutiny i believe.
A lot of people will die of simple things.....things you can learn how to combat with ordinary stuff like copper sulphate
Learn how to produce the materials for gunpowder...where you find the raw saltpetre how to cook charcoal(another handy skill for other uses...)
There are many real tidbits of knowledge which will be lost or unknown that would be worth food and lodging if people could find anyone who could tell
Seeds are great....pot, poppy(opium type)and other types of medicinal plants too.
Alchohol can be made from fruit or many other things.
Know that fruit alchohol is not capable of producing the killing fusil oils that whisky distilling brings out.
learn how to distill safely and you are golden.
These ideas and many more are free!you simply have to hit the library a nite or two a month till SHTF......
Other commodities should not be bulky or hard to store, move or defend.(depending on your situation of course)
Antibiotic cremes and anti fungals are essential they are small effective and very nessessary to those in need when hygene breals down.
Learn how to produce these or find substitutes like copper suphates etc and you will be welcome anywhere.
Who cares if they call you doc itch?
youll be a valuable resource to anyones community.
last of all is develope and attitude....its called I WILLsurvive.
hand to hand, shooting skills, hunting prowess, trapping skills,tanning and hide processing knowledge,
simple chemicals for same that can be cobbled together out of natural ingreds.....ashes,garlic,crushed berries or other flora,
Youll be well on your way if you get this together never miind the hard stuff......reams of asswipe and beans....
fix yer head first.
Determine that you WILL survive.