What are the best skills to have if SHTF

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  1. dreannife

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    So I have been debating with my brothers lately what is the top 5 best skills/professions to have in a SHTF scenario, so I will ask you guys. What is your top five on the best Skills to have if teotwawki occurs?
     
  2. deplorable1

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    hunting/game prep skills
    mechanical skills
    shooting skills
    making fire skills
    farming/growing things skills
     
  3. dreannife

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    And do you embody anyone of these skills ?
     
  4. deplorable1

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    I possess all those skills and more.
    The least able skill would be farming/growing but a small garden might survive.
     
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  5. dreannife

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    There are various ways I could prove useful, have been a knifemaker (hobby with hand tools only) for 30 years, 50 years traditional archery experience, could teach it and also have many years arrow making experience. Many years in computers, and before someone says there will not be computers, says who, who knows what form this so called SHTF might and entail. My wife is an RN with many years of experience, including ER.

    But, the older I get, the less I am anxious to live through a total societal collapse, so I am kinda hoping it does not happen any time soon. Even though I am pretty well set up, I see my self less and less like the Road Warrior and more like the doctor from War Games who purposefully buys a home near a first strike target.
    Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is.
     
  6. curtmini14

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    common sense and a lot of ammo.
     
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  7. nmwabbit

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    The expressed societal collapse ‘scenario(s)’ are varied & extremely diverse coupled on the same varied & diverse causation of each situational scenario discussed. Therefore, just stating SHTF is extremely vague to postulate what skill(s) would facilitate survival!

    For example, what skill sets would be needed after failure of the EBT system which support huge segments of this Nation’s population, which leads to a complete national economic collapse?

    Or a ‘temporary’ environmental devastation issue like Katrina and New Orleans ?

    So to adequately define skill sets needed would necessitate a specific set of doomsday/SHTF parameters.
     
  8. curtmini14

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    well for one you need to prepare to kill anyone who threatens me and mine for what ever reason.you cant prepare enough for any given reason you have to want to survive and do whatever it takes.
     
  9. targetshooter

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    never ending obfuscation and pontification.
     
  10. nmwabbit

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    Ah targetshooter, so your contributory post clarified the concept of SHTF quite succinctly.

    Thanks so much for your insight?
     
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    thanks for your never ending babbling and self impressed persona. such a tool
     
  12. nmwabbit

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    Further clarification targetshooter, what an exemplary forum member you are to share your wisdom...we are so lucky.
     
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  13. dangerranger

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    I have a lot of survival skills. But what I'm short on is Medical skills.
     
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  14. targetshooter

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    Probably the same for most people.
     
  15. billdeserthill

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    I know back before Y2K when i bought my mini-14 I figured that would save me the trouble of prepping. I'm gonna say if you have a gun & can use it well that should be about all the skill you might need. Of course finding others with the desired skills you can force to do your bidding might just become a skill in itself :rolleyes:
     
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  16. nvshooter

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    Common sense, a lot of ammo and the weapon that chambers said ammo. Weapon must function at a 100% probability rate. The ability to kill whomever you may meet if he threatens your existence. When the obama hits the fan, skills like those listed in the first post will rapidly fall away. I think you'll need the ability to kill another man first because if you have something he wants (food, water, shelter, weaponry), he's going to want to relieve you of it. He'll do that by killing you. Your only option is to kill him before he becomes dangerous. Gonna be a lot of killing once our society goes down the swirler...
     
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