PSHTF Trades/ Employment

Discussion in 'Other Advanced Survival Skills' started by Arkane, Jul 31, 2016.

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  1. Arkane

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    So what can you to as work after TSHTF has settled?
    Any good at carpentry, tanning leather, leatherworking, blacksmithing, shearing, spinning, weaving, boot maker, tinker, tailer, candlestick maker, miller, baker, tobacco grower, brewer, Inn keeper, glass blower etc etc!

    Whatever is left will need all these skills to a greater or lesser degree and more!
    Just might be handy to be setup to persue one or other of the above so one may prosper in the new economy!

    There are a few above and a few not above that I am already semi setup to do!

    What resources are available in your location? If you are coastal can you sail a small boat and net fish? maybe dress hang and dry excess for winter and sale? maybe evaporate seawater down to brine to salt the excess!
    Collect seaweed and process to sell to farmers as fertilizer etc!
     
  2. lonewolf

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    very few people in Britain can do any of the above, people these days are "specialists" and know nothing outside their everyday occupation, anything needs doing and they "get someone in", most don't even know where their food comes from, they think it grows in those little plastic packets in the supermarket.
     
  3. Arkane

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    Too right there!
    Some will fail some will adapt and learn new skills, there will be books and most are educated enough to learn, some better than others
    This is where recent immigrants may have old dormant skills they can restore to use, some will turn hobbies to employment some will prey on others as they do now!
    Some will indenture themselves to others to learn etc etc
    It is quite amazing what some will do to survive!
    Not all need skills but skills need labour to produce
    You don't need to be a skilled farmer to dig, just supervision!
     
  4. lonewolf

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    depends on the survival rate, people without skills don't usually survive, mind you we could do with a clear out of the gene pool anyway, too many in the welfare dependent class these days. the one thing they know how to do is breed and boy do they!!
     
  5. Arkane

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    Same over here!
    Due to major health problems and age I am now one of those beneficiaries that need cleaning out of the gene pool as you say!
    Health wise I am as good as I will get but being nearly sixty no one wants to employ me!
    Maybe I should just top myself as clearly I am of that class you described!;)
     
  6. lonewolf

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    whats employment got to do with TSHTF? whats important is what you can do for yourself post event not what some employer required.
    I was self employed for the last 30 years of my working life, best thing I ever did.
     
  7. lonewolf

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    if someone over here hasn't got a job/ is unemployed in their fifties, forget it, their stuffed! no employer wants to employ anyone in their 50s, hell some don't want people in their 40s!!
     
  8. lonewolf

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    health wise and physically speaking i'm in better condition than some 20 and 30 years younger going by some of the sights I see!!
    most people seem to be so out of condition they wont last 5 minutes after TSHTF.
     
  9. lonewolf

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    I was thinking more of the "never worked/wont work" brigade, we have a high welfare dependency in this country who wont work but keep pushing out babies to increase their income from the state.
     

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