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Old 08-12-2011, 10:27 PM   #31
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Marketable skills is a tough one for me and I've been thinking about it a lot.

I am an expert in what I do for a living. I am dedicated to getting better, always. However, my line of work is dominated by the government. So as government fades, my line of work will falter.

Then, within my "industry" I am specialized in such a way that a fallen society really wouldn't need my skills.

Without an intact, healthy society, my very specialized skills (though I am a leader in my field) would be next to worthless. I don't know how to position myself in a way that I could offer some skill of value if society were to collapse.

Anybody else in my situation?
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^^^ Yup, my accounting skills wouldn't be very valuable. Of course, i have other skills, as i am sure you do, that would be useful, some even marketable in such a situation.
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Yes, but my skills would not rise to the level of expertise that I have in my field. I sometimes wish I was a gunsmith or an electrician or a machinist or a doctor/EMT or something that could be more useful (in a survival sense).

I might just be a well-armed menial laborer wiling to work hard.
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Default Alternative skills as a Hobby

If you cannot make a living presently at a given skill make it a hobby, they have hobbiest soap makers, and wool spinners, weaving your homespun, making buckskins, gardening, goats as a hobby, rabbits as a hobby, keeping bees as a hobby, coastal guys can learn to make sea salt, dried seaweed are good trade items, teas, and herbal meds, Do you even own a good carpentry hatchet? and box plane? draw knife? have you made shingleing horse?
How about blowing glass? makeing pottery crocks and jugs, anybody lnow how to make a saw blade and set the teeth? make cut nails and spikes.
You fellas needing a shave? with walmart closed and no electric a old fashoned barber may be The New In, Does anybody have a way to sharpen hair clipper blades?
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Default Pitch in and help.

In days before the world went to the net entertainment was on you, half my life I grew up rural, being 18 miles from the nearest town you did stuff you would never thought of as work or entertainment?
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Just to put it out there. If S really HTF HARD and wont be back to normal for some time or you cant see it comeing back anytime soon money is always an issue but no amount of money speaks louder than a gun in the hands of someone that knows how to use it damn good. God forbid it does though.
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Marketable skills is a tough one for me and I've been thinking about it a lot.

I am an expert in what I do for a living. I am dedicated to getting better, always. However, my line of work is dominated by the government. So as government fades, my line of work will falter.

Then, within my "industry" I am specialized in such a way that a fallen society really wouldn't need my skills.

Without an intact, healthy society, my very specialized skills (though I am a leader in my field) would be next to worthless. I don't know how to position myself in a way that I could offer some skill of value if society were to collapse.

Anybody else in my situation?
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I myself really have little to nothing to bring, even the skills I do have vs. the health would make me a liability to any group so I refrain from even joining or preparing for one.

As of now I am just going to stay home throw in the DVD of The Patriot and watch my wondows and doors.
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