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Old 10-21-2018, 7:46 PM
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Default What is your job going to be Post-SHTF and why are you qualified for it?

The event occurred. You survived and the population has been thinned. What is your new job going to be during the recovery/rest of your life? What can you do so well post-event that you can earn food, shelter, protection, etc. from the community? What makes you qualified for it above the average Joe?
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Old 10-21-2018, 7:52 PM
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Old 10-21-2018, 7:55 PM
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I've studied heavily the methods of Aunty Entity and The Immortan.
It's all planned out, I just need the world to fall.
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I’d go around telling people on a PA to, “Just walk away.”
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Old 10-21-2018, 8:17 PM
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Added a second question; why are you qualified to do the job(s) you specified.
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Old 10-21-2018, 8:19 PM
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I’d go around telling people on a PA to, “Just walk away.”
I will have a job for you.
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Old 10-21-2018, 8:30 PM
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Forty years as a general machinist, tool and die maker, cnc machinist. Pretty sure my professional skills will be required and welcomed post SHTF.
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Would be a pretty decent medic. Could scratch around and get enough to eat until something came along and killed me. If I am being brutally honest, I do not want to survive an end of the world scenario. I prep so I can live out natural disasters until the world rights itself.
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I'm going to be, "That cranky old man with all the guns who lives in the compound down the street."
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Old 10-22-2018, 9:43 AM
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Most of you will just be cannon fodder, if not that then dying of thirst or starvation. Sad but it is what you are qualified to do.

Your wife and children are doomed to the same fate.

You have no skills or training and very little preparations.

I hope and pray that things never go that far south, Things will get out of hand real quick.
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Janitorial/maintenance cuz nobody likes to do it. I already have the tools and equipment and knowledge.
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Most of you will just be cannon fodder, if not that then dying of thirst or starvation. Sad but it is what you are qualified to do.

Your wife and children are doomed to the same fate.

You have no skills or training and very little preparations.

I hope and pray that things never go that far south, Things will get out of hand real quick.
Lol. Truth.
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The book "One Second After" will give you a good idea of who a small town deemed valuable and who they did not.
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Become a Mormon.



They let you in at the last second, right?



If they don't I'll just join the fighting Amish.

They've got that cool leprechaun tattoo thing going on... so I've got that going for me.
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Qualification, Electrician for 23 years.
At least, that’s how I’ll sell myself....other skills? Nah, don’t got any of those...
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Seasoned residential and commercial builder.
Seasoned Auto Mechanic.
Seasoned gardener with grafting experience.
I can my own veggies.
Have my own tools.
Am armed.
Good fresh water and ocean fisherman.
Have boat, will float.
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I'm pretty much a jack of all trades, but I have specific skills as a fighter/gaurd/soldier (some civilian experience, 10 year Marine), blacksmith (about 6 years as an amateur colonial style blacksmith), and communicator (work experience in RF & General Class HAM for about 5 years).

I'm good with a firearm and have used both pistols and long guns in action, I can grow food, can food, dehydrate food, fix most mechanical issues, build things, hunt, know basic survival medicine, and basic survival knowledge.

I don't really plan on working a job, I plan on using my skills to survive along with a very small group that is already established and hopefully will grow a little over time; but it is nice to know I have a couple of backup professions just in case.
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If you have read the book World War Z, there is story about this topic.
IIRC, 60% of the survivors had no useful skills for a post apocalypse world.
There was high demand for people with practical skills such as machinist, gunsmith, electrician, engineers, mechanics, metal workers, medical, construction and chemists.
If you have skills, you will be welcomed and you will be busy.
Maybe busy teaching others.
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I'm going to be, "That cranky old man with all the guns who lives in the compound down the street."
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Maybe busy teaching others.
^the most important thing, that has enabled all of human advancement. In the larger scale of things, your skills are worthless if they aren't passed on. It won't matter if you are good at something if nobody can do it after you die. That's as good as you never having done it at all.
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If you have read the book World War Z, there is story about this topic.
IIRC, 60% of the survivors had no useful skills for a post apocalypse world.
There was high demand for people with practical skills such as machinist, gunsmith, electrician, engineers, mechanics, metal workers, medical, construction and chemists.
If you have skills, you will be welcomed and you will be busy.
Maybe busy teaching others.
Cool, I have a future! I get to be a Chemist again.
Never threw away my graduate notes or books.

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Commercial fisherman, FF/EMT.
Bingo. Hunter, gardener, brew of fine beers Oh and Ham operator. Musician, gunsmith, breeding stud.
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