The Most Important Skill Sets Within A Prepper Group

Share this!
Share by Email
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

mega-collapse

Those who have the right knowledge, experience, and skills to contribute for long-term post SHTF survival will be valued assets to a prepper group, ‘retreat’, homestead, or a like-minded community banding together.

A question for you is the following… “What will be considered the ‘right’ skill sets?”

A few thoughts…

   


 
It is (and will be) difficult (to say the least) to develop and maintain any sort of real self-sufficiency to survive a societal mega-collapse. For generations we have become a society dependent entirely upon external and often far-away systems which enable our very survival. Should these systems collapse, who will survive it? Answer: very few.

The best chance will come from those who have the right knowledge, skills, and experience to establish adequate self-sufficiency to make it through…

Who will be valued the most? A few thoughts come to mind… Those who will most effectively contribute to the essentials of survival, followed by subsets thereof.

 
Food, Food, Food! Try coming up with at least 2,000 calories of food per day per person in a self-sufficient sphere. Not easy. In fact, very difficult for most. Experienced farmers and gardeners will bring food to the table – along with the required hard assets (tools) to get the job done. The expertise (and equipment) to preserve this food will be another necessity.

Security, the tactical expertise that goes with it, and all its associated ‘hardware’ will become an important essential skill set to protect the group. The importance and numbers of one’s force will vary depending on one’s location, but will certainly be a requirement under the conditions of post societal mega-collapse.

First Aid and medical knowledge and ‘know-how’ cannot be overlooked. Living in a world of laborious hands-on hard work will certainly bring on injuries and other requirements for those who have expertise in this field. The ability to effectively treat injuries, and an array of medical supply assets, will be highly valuable.

Multi skill sets. The most valued people will be those with multiple skill sets that contribute to the group. It really will be a requirement to ‘pull your own weight’ with the ability to fill many shoes. There may be few exceptions for critical expertise however most will need to do more than one job…

 
Based on your comments so far:

Military experience and organized security

A hierarchy ‘chain of command’ within the group. A team leader within each categorical skill set. The importance of a good coordinator / project Leader / manager / organizer.

Existing self reliant skills. Someone who already has any number of self reliant skills will be highly valued.

‘Jack of all trades’

The importance of character and trustworthiness.

 
Okay, lets hear some more from you…

What are some of the more important skill sets for a prepper group?
Which slots would you fill first?
After those, what next?

Related Posts That You Might Like:



101 Comments

  1. Jacksoneson 07/29/2016
    • Lord Snow 07/29/2016
      • confused and in the dark 07/30/2016
  2. Nihilist 07/29/2016
  3. Survivor1 07/29/2016
    • Novice 07/29/2016
    • FreeSlave 07/29/2016
  4. So Cal Gal 07/29/2016
  5. aka 07/29/2016
  6. NRP 07/29/2016
    • Drifter 07/29/2016
      • Being Watched 07/29/2016
      • Modern Throwback 07/29/2016
      • NRP 07/29/2016
    • homebody 07/29/2016
      • homebody 07/29/2016
        • NRP 07/29/2016
    • icecathook 08/03/2016
  7. Novice 07/29/2016
    • Peanut Gallery 07/29/2016
  8. Being Watched 07/29/2016
  9. WarVet 07/29/2016
    • Preacher 07/29/2016
    • Being Watched 07/29/2016
    • purplecandles 07/29/2016
  10. country 07/29/2016
  11. westcoastaviator 07/29/2016
  12. Lake Oz 07/29/2016
  13. Dennis 07/29/2016
    • icecathook 08/03/2016
  14. dudethisisit 07/29/2016
    • homebody 07/29/2016
      • Rough Rider 07/29/2016
    • Being Watched 07/29/2016
    • JD 07/29/2016
      • Lauren 07/29/2016
    • Jacksoneson 07/29/2016
      • Jacksoneson 07/29/2016
    • icecathook 08/03/2016
  15. Ozarks Tom 07/29/2016
  16. CrabbeNebulae 07/29/2016
    • Being Watched 07/29/2016
  17. Bill Jenkins Horse 07/29/2016
    • homebody 07/29/2016
    • aka 07/29/2016
  18. Texas 07/29/2016
  19. Slingshot 07/29/2016
  20. grandee 07/29/2016
    • Slingshot 07/29/2016
      • grandee 07/29/2016
        • Slingshot 07/29/2016
          • Lauren 07/29/2016
          • Slingshot 07/30/2016
          • dr redpill 08/01/2016
          • aka 08/01/2016
          • grandee 07/29/2016
    • Being Watched 07/29/2016
      • Slingshot 07/29/2016
        • Lauren 07/29/2016
          • Slingshot 07/29/2016
          • grandee 07/29/2016
          • Slingshot 07/29/2016
          • grandee 07/29/2016
          • Slingshot 07/29/2016
          • aka 07/30/2016
          • Lauren 07/29/2016
          • Slingshot 07/30/2016
      • grandee 07/29/2016
        • Dennis 07/30/2016
          • Slingshot 07/30/2016
          • Lauren 07/30/2016
          • dr redpill 08/01/2016
          • Dennis 07/30/2016
    • NRP 07/30/2016
  21. pioneer woman 07/29/2016
  22. tango 07/29/2016
  23. ChiefPontiac 07/29/2016
  24. kynase 07/29/2016
  25. Walker 07/29/2016
  26. Anonymous 07/29/2016
    • Peanut Gallery 07/29/2016
    • Livin' in the Woods 07/29/2016
      • NRP 07/30/2016
    • pioneer woman 07/29/2016
  27. ChristIsRisen 07/29/2016
  28. JD 07/29/2016
  29. Stardust 07/30/2016
  30. Traveler 07/30/2016
  31. CaliRefugee 07/30/2016
  32. Me 07/30/2016
  33. kevin 07/30/2016
  34. Lifelonglearner 07/30/2016
  35. Texas 07/30/2016
    • NRP 07/30/2016
      • Texas 07/31/2016
  36. texas 2. not to be confused with texas 07/31/2016
    • NRP 07/31/2016
    • Texas 07/31/2016
      • NRP 08/01/2016
  37. moonshot5 07/31/2016
  38. singlemalt 07/31/2016

Leave a Reply

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!