posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 05:15 PM
reply to post by MystikMushroom
I am in total agreement on having a good set of skills. I highly recommend that people identify their own skills and then take a class at a
community college or elsewhere for other skills they may feel lacking in.
I am an electronics engineer turned software developer who has skills and tooling in the following areas: woodworking shop, metal fab/machine shop, am
able to rebuild automobiles and even designed a California C.A.R.B certified fuel injection system including the CPU from the ground up. I have the
equipment and ability to perform various welding operations (TIG, Aluminum TIG, Wire Feed, Oxy-Acetylene, cast metals, and I also cook, sew [mostly
tents and large canvas structures], tinker and solve friend's/ neighbor's problem when possible.
I am weak in the knowledge of medicinal herbs and SHTF healing / care of wounded so I am looking to make myself more prepared in that skill.
Have already been told by family that when SHTF, they will be seeking me out. Some of them are really good at growing and canning food, I am not, so
I just might be able to get some veggies to go with the bags of rice and other staple I have stored.
I have considered precious metals even thought of sleeve some gold round castings with hollowed out aluminum scrap rounds and a press fit cap. My
only issue here is what if TPTB make it illegal to own and I need to go to a public place to obtain some goods, it may just be confiscated on the
spot, who knows.
OTOH, those metal containers my be good enough to stash in my metal scrap bins or to be turned into functional looking parts of some mechanical nature
and I might be able to hold on to some gold for a time when it is okay to own it again.
Never stop learning and find others with complementary skills, that's my advice.
edit on 6-9-2013 by evc1shop because: spelling