May 5, 2014 at 12:56 am #12356
By that I mean what type of person. A farmer, mechanic, scrounger, hunter, mechanical genius etc etc.
Our group is made up of several of these types of folks. There are a few younger folks that can fill the gaps when extra help is needed. They also will be learning a variety of skills.
RobinMay 5, 2014 at 4:41 am #12367
Thats for me to know ……………..Just Sayin .May 5, 2014 at 5:03 am #12369
An odd bunch, loosely connected.
An SF medic, a Vietnam era Navy vet, Gulf War I Marine, etc.
No leaders, no organization, just good people with varied skills.
But we have the scrounger/poacher side covered, metalworkers, cooks, computers, etc.
We each defer to the specialist, much easier.May 5, 2014 at 7:33 am #12373
Range from 26- 56 in age 6 core member 5 potential add ons 4 military background no doc but 3 medics 2 engineers chemical and electrical. prototyper Fabrics specialist, Leather worker, metal working, list goes on for a long bit as many of us are on third career .currently learning animal husbandry, group tactics building BOL this summer looking now for place. Ham radio courses in 1 week. then a camping bug out field test 2 week afterMay 5, 2014 at 8:10 am #12376
Mostly farmers and hunters, medic, mechanic, electrician, we even have one lawyer there ,but he is good guy and know to play guitar pretty good
Years range is from 25 to 60, more then half of us have military experience (from war).May 5, 2014 at 10:51 am #12381
Grower/farmer/animal husbandry, herbalist/RN, hunters, mechanic, builder, ham operator, airline pilot/former vietnam vet, 5 young, strong ‘rednecks’ (self-proclaimed) all hunters/army vets and the like, including one young child. All but child are well-versed in firearms. All but 3 skilled horsemen. All live within 5 miles of here. Room/quarters for a few last minute additions if needed.May 5, 2014 at 12:54 pm #12387
Any “Naturalist” in groups? We are lucky in there are 2 persons well versed in local plants and herbs. Sooner or later there will come a time when you run out of things like food and medicine.
How about bee keepers, worm farmers or electricians?
RobinMay 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm #12389
Luckily there are guys in group who are living on land and from the land whole their life, so it is simply way of life for them, also knowledge about local herbs, part of that is honey production and bees too.May 5, 2014 at 1:56 pm #12391
Gypsy Wanderer HuskySurvivalist
Ok lets see,some of these are combined by one or two people at a time. example the Mechanic also doubles as the welder.
Electronic repair person,
Two ex drug dealers.
Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
George S. PattonMay 5, 2014 at 10:18 pm #12462
I am a “Baby Boomer.” My mother was born on a farm in 1914. By the time I came around the Grandparents had moved to town. My daughters both live in a modest sized population areas (different states.) I was not around when they were growing up so I did not pass on what I knew. My grandchildren really do not care about learning anything related to work.
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