We've done similar threads. Not of this scale, I do not believe. This may require some extra thinking. The scenario is that the SHTF and you have just enough time to gather no fewer than 12 members and no more than 15 (SM's and non-SM's) and at least 2 of them have to be female. Everyone is single, no boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife; sadly we are all childless for this exercise. The task is to assemble a team that can be self sufficient and productive. The long goal is to give the human race a chance against all adverse conditions and possible zombie and renegade attacks. The "Colony" has to be able to survive for generations. Take what you know of ALL forum members and what they can bring to the "Colony" so your "Colony" has the best chance of survival. Keep in mind that you not only need mechanical aptitude and intelligence, but you need real world practical experience as well. List out your members and the reason why you think they will be a productive and useful member of your "Colony". Also, keep in mind that the group should be able to get along without fighting with each other so much that it becomes counter-productive. If you are not selected by anyone's "Colony", it is possible that you are not known very well, so you may state your case in the hopes that you will be selected for someone's "Colony". I encourage all members to take part. In other words, even if you have 10 posts, you can amass your "Colony" for your reasons. If you think that the forum has no clue as to your assets for a "Colony", state your case.