posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 01:15 PM
I've always wondered if my skills would save my behind when/if it all comes down.
I was raised on a farm, so I can fish and gig frogs (hunting, not so much, although I'm not a terrible shot when it comes to hunting birds), I know
livestock pretty well and how to tend them. Life-long girl scout, as cheesy as it sounds, but it taught me how to build fires with wet wood, lash
structures and furniture (although very primitive) and cook super tasty food over open fire and find wild-growing food.
Currently working toward a nursing degree, so if I get finished in time, that will help a great deal. Already I'm the family Witch Doctor - lol -
I've taught myself extensively in using herbs as medicines. I make decoctions, salves, oils, you name it. Can also stitch up a wound or lance a boil
if need be.
Also did JROTC in high school and work in the oil field now, so I'm really good at reading maps, using a compass (orienteering) and knowing where I'm
going. In fact, to this day I have never owned any sort of gps device.
Other than that, I have food, water, water purification kits and meds stocked up....
So would I make the cut?
Eta: I can also sew and I know how to tan animal hides (someone else will have to do the skinning though). I can also garden and am all too familiar
with composting, having grown up on a farm. And I play guitar so I could at least sing for my supper, as it were.
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DustbowlDebutante because: forgot some stuff