posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 09:05 AM
I can weld (useless without electricity), build things from wood and I suppose whatever is at hand if necessary, including a home (hand tools or power
tools), build and repair electronics (might be important after the rebuild begins), morse code (HAM operator), knowledge of first aid (less than
advanced but more than basic), hunt (bow, snare, or gun), fish (including building a trap), sharpening tools, meat processing for storage and food
storage in general, cooking over open fire, smokehouse construction and use, navigate by the stars, candle making, soap making, very beginner level
weaving, organic gardening, seed saving, sewing, I can make my own bullets (including the projectile if necessary) but eventually the stores of
primers will dwindle and the bow, spear, knife, and trapping skills will come to bear, some knowledge of chemistry, trying to learn flint napping but
it's not easy to find the time these days.I'm sure there's more... Oh... I can airbrush... not very well but if any hot chicks need clothes brushed
on I can help with that
I want to take the time to mention something... Everyone should familiarize yourself with the things in your lives that are derived from
petrochemicals. Everyone focuses on gasoline and electricity when it comes to oil but the most pervasive and insidious thing in society today, that
holds us all captive, is petrochemicals, not electricity and fuel. You CANNOT touch anything in your environment that has not been affected by the
petrochemical industry. If there was a magic switch that you could toggle the existence of things that have been touched by petrochemicals on and off,
when you switched them off, you would be sitting naked in the middle of dirt (maybe grass and weeds, definitely bugs crawling everywhere). If you are
driving you would literally be sitting in dirt. The road would be gone, the car would be gone, no clothes, not even fillings in your teeth or crowns.
Like the insidious existence of high fructose corn syrup in our food (tied directly to petrochemicals by fertilizer which is derived from natural
gas), petrochemicals are woven tightly into the fabric of human existence. Medicine, food, clothing, materials of construction, electronics (including
the circuit components of the items that make up the internet, the wiring for the internet, you computer, everything electronic). The advances that
have been made in "modernizing the world" are all tied to petrochemicals.
"There is no spoon"
For a detailed understanding of what has happened to our food supply alone, read The Omnivores Dilemma...