posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 08:15 PM
reply to post by proteus33
Need to learn to fish and hunt. Need to learn to store food. Need to know how to row food if possible. There are a lot of basic skills most people
do not have anymore. A lot of people today do not even know how to cook. Shooting a gun or knowing how to shoot is just not enough. You could take
twenty people who are excellent shots but they would not be able to hunt, track etc... Also the same twenty people, if they do not know how to work
together and do not know basic tactics could be easy prey for one person who isn't a great shot but knows how to move covertly, take cover etc...
It would take a lot of skills to truly survive. But even a true survivor could easily perish. A simple cut could become infected and with no medical
treatment could become life threatening. I guess my point is people would have to work together rebuild some type of society (including a new
government). If everyone tries to become a pirate, marauder, etc. we will all eventually perish. Plus do you really want to live without AC, hot
showers, washers and dryers to clean your clothes. Life would be rough.
I do not view the eventual "end of Society" as the beginning of a post apocalyptic wasteland full of roving bands of murderers, rapists and thieves.
I view it as an opportunity for those who are willing to work and are willing to put some effort in to rebuild a better society and with an
opportunity to obtain more than they currently have.
You could learn how to brew beer and create your own brewery to supply the locals. You could learn to hunt and can barter your kills for other
supplies. We could work together to rebuild the power grids... you could create your own trash service and offer to remove peoples trash for a fee.
Being a marauding pirate is not as glamorous as it is in the movies. Don't forget most of them lost fingers, hands, arms, legs, eyes... Not to
mention the many pirates who died... Not just in battle. Many of them died from disease, malnutrition, etc...