Skills For An Uncertain Future

July 7, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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The skill set that you posses for your current job might not be transferable to a post-modern lifestyle, a post-collapse society, or a post-SHTF world that will require skills more aligned with down-to-earth survival, practicality and self-sufficiency.

Learning a broad range of practical skills and learning to do-it-yourself while using one’s own hands, time, and practical knowledge will help pull many people through hard times – should it ever come to that.


 
General knowledge and know-how of the underlying fundamentals, systems, and infrastructure that keep us alive in our day-to-day lives has unfortunately been mostly lost by the majority of our modern generation…

It is a certainty that a broad and practical skill set of these fundamentals will be much more valuable and trade-able in a post SHTF world than many of the skills that are held today. For those who learn them, even in today’s modern world, will realize a satisfaction, comfort, and peace of mind knowing that they are more self-reliant and less dependent upon others.

What are some of these skills? In random order off the top of my head, some may include…

 
Construction, Carpentry, Woodworking

Architecture, Structural engineering

Brick layer

Plumbing

Machining, Metal working, Welding, traditional methods & tools

Electrical

Alternative Energy, Solar, Hydro, Wind

Gardening

Horticulture

Farming

Cooking, traditional methods

Food preservation techniques

Sewing

First Aid, EMT, Nursing

Doctor, Surgeon

Dentistry

Natural remedies and medical treatment

Hunting

Trapping

Firearms, Gunsmith, Reloading, Shooting 

Security

Combat training

Septic, Water treatment and infrastructure

Building Fences, walls

Raising Livestock

Automobile/tractors/engine mechanic

Orienteering

Fishing

Teacher

Forestry, Wilderness survival

 
Each of the general categories in this list contain many sub-categories of more specific skills. In general, its simply a matter of looking at a more basic set of needs for one’s self or community rather than the skills associated with the extravagances of modern life that we’ve become accustomed to.

Comment and add your thoughts to the list…