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    10 Skills Needed To Thrive In A Post-Collapse World

    Post  mudra on Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:48 am

    10 Skills Needed To Thrive In A Post-Collapse World

    By Jeffrey Green

    01 December, 2010



    Knowledge is something that no one can take from you. It’s the eternal wealth that will help you thrive in a Post-Collapse world.

    Some experts see the perfect storm emerging for a dramatic collapse of Western civilization claiming we’ve reached environmental, economic, and geopolitical tipping points. Clearly, some skills will be far more valuable than others if this societal breakdown occurs. Sorry bankers, lawyers, and accountants, there won’t be a need for you in a post-collapse world.

    Before we quantify the skill sets that will be viable, it is important to define the severity of a “post-collapse” scenario. When taken as a whole, together these tipping points could potentially converge to create a post-apocalyptic Mad Max-type world for the vast majority of humanity. However, given the advanced technology that we possess today, it is unlikely to ever become quite that primitive ever again. Surely there will be pockets of energy and food independence no matter what possible scenario unfolds, but the vast majority may be left to fend for themselves.

    It would take a serious cataclysmic earth event like a super volcano, a meteor impact, major electromagnetic pulse event, or dramatic pole shift to affect the entirety of humanity. Man-made events like nuclear war, environmental damage, or total economic collapse, no matter how devastating, will be somewhat isolated and contained to specific areas and populations. Incidentally, every nation or territory that has experienced these man-made catastrophes has roared back to life in less than one generation. The only example of nuclear survival was in Japan, while the largest recent economic collapse was the break-up of the Soviet Union. In both cases those countries went through a very tough period, but ultimately they persevered.

    For sake of this article, let’s assume that some level of devastation is caused by each type of tipping point in the United States. Our ever escalating wars finally reach our shores by way of long-range nuclear missiles, total economic collapse occurs rendering the dollar worthless, and we would likely have less electricity and water than Iraq did after Bush’s “shock and awe” campaign. Gasoline and oil supplies would likely be down to a trickle, halting all supply lines of food and other goods to big box stores. Factory farming will be impossible without cheap oil products readily available. The suffering will be dramatic.

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    Re: 10 Skills Needed To Thrive In A Post-Collapse World

    Post  eMonkey on Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:39 am

    You missed one

    11. Buying/Selling Gold and Silver

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    Crazy Happy Hmmm Crybaby

    Nice list, I agree, though perhaps not with the order of the list.

    I would like to see the following added in to either the current categories or new ones, as follows;
    1. Tool making, for there are not enough hand powered tools to go around.
    2. Blacksmith to help make the tools
    3. Tanning, weaving and clothing. For without clothes and shoes we are naked.

    At this level of skillset, we would be back to victorian times, pre WWI. At least then, they had plenty of coal mining to spur development along.
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    Post  mudra on Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:32 am

    You made very good points eMonkey.
    I think I would love to develop each of these
    points in this thread so that everything is compiled
    in one place that people can add to it according to
    their knowledge and expertise .
    It can than be printed as reference material.

    Thanks for your contribution cheers

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    Post  eMonkey on Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:55 am

    koowee

    No probs.

    Having been dragged up in the Midlands (UK), my aunts, uncles and grandparents were into trades extinct today and I often visited Museums that show off the industrial era's pre-war and what skill were needed.

    Today, you can still see that way of life in the Black Country Museum. It has never escaped my mind.

    Yow cor gerra way from it around Dudley, Tipton, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.

    So, fer now, Tarar a bit my ol'Mucker, arm just gewin fer a pint to wet me wassel then tek the yampy down the cut and see me oss.

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    Post  orthodoxymoron on Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:10 am

    We should probably do all of those things right now - and try to prevent any sort of collapse - which I think would be planned and orchestrated by some very sick minds.
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    Re: 10 Skills Needed To Thrive In A Post-Collapse World

    Post  mudra on Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:15 pm

    Organic gardening

    How to Raise Organic Vegetables
    14 videos in a row

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0bieMZHFAk&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=PLA2EC1BE241318894


    How to Set Up a Low Maintenance Garden
    14 videos in a row


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFta7aWXCdU&feature=channel


    Gardening for the survivalist

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH8RE_Ccd9A&feature=related


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    Post  Floyd on Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:41 pm

    Learning about your local wild flowers is good. And connecting with nature as Mudra always rightly points out. But its probably more important to get your consciousness into shape.
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    Post  mudra on Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:39 am

    Floyd wrote:Learning about your local wild flowers is good. And connecting with nature as Mudra always rightly points out. But its probably more important to get your consciousness into shape.

    Cultivating our inner garden and have Consciousness blossom therein will always bring us in harmonious mindfull connection to all that is .
    Thank You Floyd.

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