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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:25 PM
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Well, I've not yet lived long enough to be an "expert" as one poster has suggested (I'm in my 20's) but I can do these things:

-I can hunt respectably well
-I am not unfamiliar with the outdoors and what being in them for an extended period means. (Not just "camping" but the rugged stuff
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-I would call myself a novice or so with herbs and such.
-I know enough about horses and horsemanship to train a horse to take a rider and make them ready for the "trail" (Woods, fields, water, etc.)
-I'm young and I can be apart of the workforce if nothing else.

I would have to say, depending on the community, that my skills with horses and secondly farm animals, would be my most valuable skill.

Being with a small group of mobile people I can trust wouldn't be a bad thing, but ultimately that is a very hard and trying existence I'd imagine. In this SHTF scenario, nothing is exactly looking easy.




posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:26 PM
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You know also this compound should a women's mud wrestling arena,
that would ensure that everyone would want to come and be apart of the community.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:26 PM
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Along with my super sperm, I also double as a comedian,
entertainer, booze distiller, and also a pimp with hookers...

Your going to need booze, hookers, and entertainment.. Trust me on this..

Every surviving civilization has had booze, hookers, and entertainment...

One stop shop.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:26 PM
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Originally posted by Thestargateisreal
reply to post by snowen20
 


To hide, because it's nice, take your pick.


Roger that!

How about we just takeover a large Amusement park?

there is plenty of things to use and cannibalize (In the Mechanical sense), a large quantity of facilities that can serve multiple purpose,. And it is nice... Not really a great place to hide though, and it will probably be a FEMA camp by the time we get there.

Never mind.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:27 PM
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I'd probably be the guy that gathers up useful looking books and such and hides them away so that they aren't used as TP or kindling or whatever. It would be hard to trust that all people would see the value in such things when they don't understand the subject matter. Some printed works would be fiction (entertainment is still needed), but mostly I would be collecting works of knowledge. Textbooks, dictionaries, things relating to practice of arts and sciences.

I know you're not a fan of paperwork. (Nor am I when it comes to many mundane tasks.) But there's still some need of literacy and accounting for various things if a more advanced society is to be maintained. However, I'm not that interested in affairs of commerce and governance even though I may provide historical record of such.

The thing is, I'd have to know what kind of group I'm dealing with. Zealots or fanatics, I'd move along and keep my knowledge and the whereabouts of that makeshift library secret. But if the group seems open and progressive enough with allowances for individual freedom, then the community library would get a boost and the guys which are tinkerers and tradesmen would have those resources to draw upon. (No point in "re-inventing the wheel" if you can turn to page 17 and have the process spelled out for you by somebody who has done it before. Too many sciences are a lost art these days, but having old books about them may be quite useful in a re-boot of civilization scenario. Even if you're good in a machine shop, tinkering blindly with something like steam power can be a quick recipe for disaster. For those that do go about building - wouldn't you like to have old plans from known working engines, metallurgy books and explanation of things like examination and chemical testing, a table of nominal wall thickness for lines carrying high-pressure steam, formulas by the likes of Pascal or Bernoulli, or things like Mollier diagrams and such? If somebody could get that info and maintain it, wouldn't that be useful?)

Although not a teacher by trade, at the beginning I'd probably offer some form of educational service in regards to literacy both in written word and mathematics. That's how I'd get in to see if you're trustworthy for the rest. However, if you didn't want me I'd be more than happy to move along. Hypothetically if you didn't know any of what I mentioned above, what would your take on a guy carrying a few educational books making a teaching offer be?



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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the reality is most of you will be dead in the first 30 days and I have my own hidden lake and food supplies are not far - now all I need is lindsey lohan and some music.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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reply to post by snowen20
 


Hell, you can do that now!! Check out these 75 pics



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by daniel_g
Why is every sucker trying to get in?

A self sustained self governed community will be a red hot target if this was indeed WW3. Furthermore inside that community there must be at least one individual that will dictate how much I get to eat and I don't know if those walls will be used to keep me in.

So no thanks, I'll just establish a true free market system outside your gates with all the other people you turned around.
Realistically, I'm with you. I may have posted my post-apocalyptic resume here for the gates of the "new world", but... I'm with you.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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reply to post by circuitsports
 


You want a drug addict with an anger mgmt issue to join you at your lake?

'Meh... Not the choice I'd make...



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by snowen20
 


Hell, you can do that now!! Check out these 75 pics




JEEZ man, i was hoping for something a lot less creepy. Like a six flags or something..

Well, creepy is the name of game I guess, this is the Apocalypse after all.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:33 PM
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Awesome thread but a trick question.

If you are in the know, why bother going to the checkpoint to begin with?

Why not just observe, take notes. Earlier I said medical issues. I'd always help save a life. But join?

Not so much.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:33 PM
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OH AND I FORGOT TO MENTION: Im safeserv certified.

I know food saftey and sanitation by heart.
Oh and i love to garden. I dont know if that helps much xD
edit on 7-10-2011 by spw184 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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Originally posted by LadySkadi
reply to post by circuitsports
 


You want a drug addict with an anger mgmt issue to join you at your lake?

'Meh... Not the choice I'd make...


Didn't you know? The end of the world brings out the best in people.

Without her steady drip illegal chemical substances and Blow, she'll turn into Betty Crocker in no time flat.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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This is fun!

Let's see, 1) I can COOK and bake (have to put that in caps because I'm a good cook) and with that can cook on a variety of different stoves and/or fire.

2) I can sew (better by hand, then by machine), crochet, knit, and embroidary

3) If you have any kids running around the camp, I'd be great for babysitting. Kids and dogs think I smell like Santa or something and won't leave me alone lol. Plus I can teach.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by Ranthenae
This is fun!

Let's see, 1) I can COOK and bake (have to put that in caps because I'm a good cook) and with that can cook on a variety of different stoves and/or fire.

2) I can sew (better by hand, then by machine), crochet, knit, and embroidary

3) If you have any kids running around the camp, I'd be great for babysitting. Kids and dogs think I smell like Santa or something and won't leave me alone lol. Plus I can teach.



Everyone says they can cook ._.
although we will need a person to take care of the baby factory that is sure to insue.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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Imagine waht you could sell porn for.. or trade i guess, I think the wandering porn trader would be the most sucessful trader of all.

Perhaps a collection of pornography could get someone in...hmmm



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:38 PM
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Originally posted by KingAtlas
Imagine waht you could sell porn for.. or trade i guess, I think the wandering porn trader would be the most sucessful trader of all.

Perhaps a collection of pornography could get someone in...hmmm


Why would we need porn? any sperm can not be wasted.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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reply to post by KingAtlas
 


No your gonna need food and water more than porn.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by spw184

Originally posted by KingAtlas
Imagine waht you could sell porn for.. or trade i guess, I think the wandering porn trader would be the most sucessful trader of all.

Perhaps a collection of pornography could get someone in...hmmm


Why would we need porn? any sperm can not be wasted.



Originally posted by deadeyedick
reply to post by KingAtlas
 


No your gonna need food and water more than porn.

Listen Listen, I am going to have hookers..
You can sleep with them no porn needed.

We will have loads of birth control and WE WILL NOT
be looking to have any babies... (not for the first few years atleast)

I am a comedian/entertainer, and make booze..

Everyone is going to want my trade skills, trust me.

I will be able to trade for anything.
edit on 7-10-2011 by popsmayhem because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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Originally posted by popsmayhem

Originally posted by spw184

Originally posted by KingAtlas
Imagine waht you could sell porn for.. or trade i guess, I think the wandering porn trader would be the most sucessful trader of all.

Perhaps a collection of pornography could get someone in...hmmm


Why would we need porn? any sperm can not be wasted.



Originally posted by deadeyedick
reply to post by KingAtlas
 


No your gonna need food and water more than porn.

Listen Listen, I am going to have hookers..
You can sleep with them no porn needed.

We will have loads of birth control and WE WILL NOT
be looking to have any babies... (not for the first few years atleast)

I am a comedian/entertainer, and make booze..

Everyone is going to want my trade skills, trust me.

I will be able to trade for anything.
edit on 7-10-2011 by popsmayhem because: (no reason given)


Im sorry, but you sound useless when it comes to this colony, Many of us prolly know how to make booze too.





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