posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:34 PM
I remember a similar thread sometime back... But yeah, may as well throw my 2¢ in.
Anyhow I'm a bit of a generalist, rather than a specialist. Dabble here and there, so I can't claim any particular specialty. I suspect most might
get the impression of a useless eater at first though, I tend to be a bit lazy so I prefer the easy way of doing things over hard work.
However this also means I can be a bit of an improviser. Some people will either give up or end up doing things that cause more harm if their tried
and true methods fail. I'll take my time to look at it, and scrap something together which has reasonable odds of working. The more leftover junk I
could have access to, the better. However I would need some help from specialists. I could probably get hot water, some HVAC type stuff going (and
refrigeration), and maybe some basic electricity up (because I want working computers too - if there's a chance at it), but I would still need
assitance by some people that know how to weld and do a few other specialties where I feel I don't have enough experience to trust the quality of my
own work. (And I don't want to be doing something stupid where metal might go brittle involving boilers and stuff to get a fairly basic steam plant
Other than that, if nobody wants to help on some of my more technical handiwork and artistry (I wouldn't call it engineering though, since I'm not
up to the par of an engineer - anyone going through those schools usually earns that title), I'm not too bad at woodworking with more traditional
materials and tools. It's something I'd do if I had the time and space and wasn't preoccupied with other things while trying to get by in the
current societal order. Being able to make furniture would be a given. Yet I also wouldn't be afraid to try something more challenging to build with
the material like various wooden framed vehicles.
Now if hard labor is all you need by the time I run into your group, I'd simply do what I can to head off again and take my chances with the zombies.
If I made it through everything long enough to get to that point, I certainly could keep doing whatever I was doing on my own.