posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 02:45 PM
I am learning how to knit. I am not great at it, but I think I am getting better. If I had to, I could knit a sweater now. I am even learning color
work so I can knit some designs. I know if I just had to do it, I could knit a sweater. I already made a baby sweater and it would work to keep a baby
warm. It didn't look outstanding, but it would work.
Making clothing is going to be important for the future because you can't just go to Wal mart and get something to wear.
I also have seen many videos on how to spin wool into yarn, and I think I could get by with doing that, if I had access to wool.
If I had no wool at all, I could make clothing out of something called plastic yarn. It wouldn't be very comfortable, but it would keep someone from
being nude. It is basically made out of plastic shopping bags.
I have been watching survival videos and I know how to make a solar still, I think. I never actually made one but I think I could.
I have been watching videos on how to make cob houses or wattle houses or teipes. I had a dream once where I was making a sod house and someone was
showing me how to make the walls thicker at the corners to support the roof. In my dream I had help with the house, but I was actually enjoying
learning how to make it.
I think I could work, although I am middle aged. I believe that I could contribute. I would try to very hard to make use of any materials that came my
way, even bones. I wouldn't throw anything away if I could find a use for it.
I would be respectful to others and treat people kindly. I believe respect is earned and if you treat others well they should treat you well. I
generally get along with most people I meet. I can take a bit of good natured ribbing and honest critisim but I don't like to be picked on. I
wouldn't want to be what is called the "delta wolf" or the one that everyone in the community picks on for stress relief. I like to joke around
though, so I could see myself being comical with people at times. I just want people to laugh with me and not at me.
I love children and I know children would be valuable to the community. I would do whatever it took to protect and teach any new members of the
community. I wouldn't want to be forced to have any children though. If I feel in love with someone from the community, I would expect to be loyal to
one man. I would expect that he would be loyal to me. Even though children are important, also family is important. So some people might wish to build
numbers by being promiscuious with everyone. I would not want to join such a community, however.
If I found a check point like this, I would ask what is expected of me and I would ask what others expect of each other. If I found a den of theives,
I would not want to join. If I found people who were just wanting to have sex with each other and lots of children, I would not want to join.
But if I found a community that respected each other, where there was a respect for marriage and family units, where people valued the elderly and
even the sick or disabled, then I would want to join that group.
I wouldn't want to be kicked out if I reached a certain age or if I became too sick or unhealthy to do much viable work. I would not want to be
forced to have children or forced to kill or abandon a child that was born with problems.
I would basically want a Christain group, or someone with views like mine.
Dens of theives would eventually turn on each other I think.
Those who are promiscuious would grow in numbers but have no real love for each other.
Those who discard the elderly or unhealthy may think this is for the best of the group. They may grow more resources and many young and healthy people
would survive. But there would always be problems. It might seem to be ok to get rid of someone else's old lady or retarded child, but what if it
turns out to be you one day? Or what if it is your child? What if you feel that some people are given special treatment? Such as a "chief" of a
village that has an elderly mother that he keeps around while demanding that everyone else get rid of their old lady? Stuff like that can break up a
There would need to be clear rules on many things. When is ok for a person to start having sex? When is it child abuse? Who is allowed to have sex
with who? Is it going to be ok for anyone to have sex with anyone or anything? When is it ok to spank a child and who is allowed to do this?
There would need to be a lot of rules about things. Is any one man going to be better than another? Is there going to be an inferior group? Will women
be treated as equal or inferior?
I'd have a lot of questions myself before just joining any random group.