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Do You Have The Skills To Live In A Post Technology World?

 
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The early part of my life was living in a world without technology or electricity, we didn't have water running into the house so, do understand I have more ideas to make life more comfortable even without technology. Reading and storytelling were a good part of our lives. It helped bring the family time together in a fun way.

What do I know now, finding water and moving it without electricity, knowing how to build batteries, how to charge the batteries, oh there is a lot I know now that I didn't then. Knowing how to weave cloth, knowing how to make a thread that is needed to make the cloth, how to find plants and hair to make the thread to make the weaver turn the thread into the cloth. I learned to run sewing machines without electricity and how to make a foot peddle to turn the wheel to cause all the parts of the sewing machine to sew the cloth and use more of the thread to make some clothing for people to wear or fix some hole that got worn, using the same thread on the sewing machine.

Now, I have to figure out how to make a push-peddling car large enough and easy enough for anyone to run the same. I think the child in me still dreams a little dream. Of course, using bicycle fast tires and fixing a good frame electric or gas motor and batteries will work in a pinch. Never say never and never go caveman, unless you just have to. I do know how to make plant-based gas ethanal, it is not as if I didn't tell the story about my uncle taking a drink and giving his car a drink also, it kept it running. I told this story many years ago on this very forum.
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Not simply skills to survive but also, skills to thrive.

I’ve always had a passion for learning how to do/make things from scratch. I don’t just want to know how to bake bread. I want to grind my own flour and grow my own grain. I don’t just want to sew, crochet and knit. I want grow, process and spin my own fiber and weave my own cloth.

Use technology now, learn as much as you can of skills that have been (nearly) lost.

BTW, has anyone watched any basket weaving tutorials? I want to learn that next!


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Technology will advance to the point that nobody will need any skills. Robotics will provide EZ living for all for free. I’m about 100 years from now after we are all dead. But our grandkids will wake up to a better world.
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Gross. Hard to believe that sht is still selling the yucky
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I Survive 5 months without power after Hurricane Maria and Most of You won't Survive...
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yes, and baskets wont help, its not 1222, its 2022. their are billions f containers all throughout everywhere. an old bucket will do, and save a full days labor to build a basket. my grandfather mad and sold basets for 1500$. i use an old drywall paste container to get blueberries, so i dont ruin my nantucket baskets. i have vintage copper ones very nice. next shtf, lots of good stuff everyhere
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here is how i do my rugs:

i did not make this video.
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I can plow a field, all day long.

I can catch catfish, from dusk til dawn.
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thats gold right there post technology
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I can spin cloth (thread) from wool and weave, knit, crochet clothing, blankets etc.

Can field dress a deer, slaughter and cook it
Fish from dusk till dawn
Got no problem shooting an animal
Know what to plant and with what to keep bugs away and crop rotate
Raise chickens, ducks and geese...

IOW - old skool back woods farming

My mom tught me, raised in the country

I am a woman, living currently in a shitty steel infested city. My soul is dying.
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Traumatized at a young age by the Cuban missile crisis and the Duck and Cover films at school, I do have the knowledge and skills.
All my life preparing and now when it might happen too old to make thru probably.
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In My Opinión, the most difficult part of SHTF is Learning Patience, Calm, Not a fast living life, pause, learning how to grow veggies, fish, hunt and share life with Others!
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No longer attached to this word, ready to move on to higher levels.

I don’t understand why people cling to this illusion. But, to each his own.

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I can plow a field, all day long.

I can catch catfish, from dusk til dawn.
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thats gold right there post technology
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Aye, so many will perish due to their addiction to technology when it all goes *poof* one day. Those who know how to live on the land and rebuild their small communities will survive.
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This shit always makes me laugh. I'm not saying nuclear war isn't going to set us back tech-wise, but damn we aren't going to forget everything. This isn't Men in Black. We have books. Building a kiln and making pottery isn't hard. That's a few thousand year advancement on pine needle basket weaving. My bet is if the electricity goes down and 90+% of us are wiped out, it won't be more than a few years before small clusters of electricity are back online. Stop watching movies.
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Building that kiln is not easy. Especially without fire bricks. But it can be done.

After you get it built, you've got to fire it. What are you gonna use?

Wood? Takes a lot. Ever fired a kiln with wood, before?

It's an all day and all night job. Not for the weak or faint of heart.

What would you glaze your pottery with?

Got any special recipes? Any that are SIMPLE to make, out of readily available material? Got lots of salt?

People like to say lots of things are EASY.

I've tried self sufficiency before.

I don't EVER want to have to do it, for real.

But, I can.
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here is how i do my rugs:

i did not make this video.
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Not simply skills to survive but also, skills to thrive.

I’ve always had a passion for learning how to do/make things from scratch. I don’t just want to know how to bake bread. I want to grind my own flour and grow my own grain. I don’t just want to sew, crochet and knit. I want grow, process and spin my own fiber and weave my own cloth.

Use technology now, learn as much as you can of skills that have been (nearly) lost.

BTW, has anyone watched any basket weaving tutorials? I want to learn that next!


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A Complete Foxfire Series 14-Book Collection Series is good to have on hand. For over 40 years, high school students in Foxfire programs have helped to gather and publish information about their Southern Appalachian heritage. This is a collection of books that explain long lost or forgotten skills with information on how to perform them now. They will be very useful to people who are planning to homestead or just to experience the 'old ways' of doing things.

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One of my most prized possessions is my set. Am lacking 2 volumes to complete it. Lost first one in a major move.

These are so well worth the $$ to get.
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Yes and no?
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Permaculture is the way!
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Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

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or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you." - Job 12:7,8

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I can weave baskets out of reeds. Learned at the mental hospital. Very boring therapy.
As an adendum I can make corn linked, skin a bear own I’ve a section of forest land and know how to build an outhouse.
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This shit always makes me laugh. I'm not saying nuclear war isn't going to set us back tech-wise, but damn we aren't going to forget everything. This isn't Men in Black. We have books. Building a kiln and making pottery isn't hard. That's a few thousand year advancement on pine needle basket weaving. My bet is if the electricity goes down and 90+% of us are wiped out, it won't be more than a few years before small clusters of electricity are back online. Stop watching movies.
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Building that kiln is not easy. Especially without fire bricks. But it can be done.

After you get it built, you've got to fire it. What are you gonna use?

Wood? Takes a lot. Ever fired a kiln with wood, before?

It's an all day and all night job. Not for the weak or faint of heart.

What would you glaze your pottery with?

Got any special recipes? Any that are SIMPLE to make, out of readily available material? Got lots of salt?

People like to say lots of things are EASY.

I've tried self sufficiency before.

I don't EVER want to have to do it, for real.

But, I can.
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So all fire bricks are going to go poof when nukes fly? I guess the millions of hammers and axes will too? I'm sorry, making pottery is not hard. There will be plenty of tools available and it will not be difficult to build a kiln or salvage one. If it was possible to make a simple kiln 4000 years ago with stone and bronze tools it won't be hard now with steel.

I swear the amount of people that fantasize about Mad Max style end of civilization scenarios are as bad as the lefty trans freaks. God iknows your heart too.
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I can garden and I cook a lot of things from scratch. My bf is like an urban McGuyver - he can fix anything with pretty much no parts. He once made a working aquarium filter with a cotton ball, a playdough container, and a straw. There is nothing this man cannot fix. He's unreal.
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Indeed I do....look forward to it. If you are a lib...dont bother asking for help.
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I can garden and I cook a lot of things from scratch. My bf is like an urban McGuyver - he can fix anything with pretty much no parts. He once made a working aquarium filter with a cotton ball, a playdough container, and a straw. There is nothing this man cannot fix. He's unreal.
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Oooo! He’s a keeper! Mine can work magic with rocks and bamboo and can build amazing (and stable) structures with nothing more than tarps and rope.
“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you." - Job 12:7,8

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S. Thompson



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I can take old, worn out clothing and turn it into a quilt.
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Yes. I'm 24 and sick of this modern bullshit world. Everyone my age knows that the future is not green because there's not enough raw elements for everyone to be diving around in electric cars or to charge your home up with a battery. So yeah we need to go back to nature.
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I can garden and I cook a lot of things from scratch. My bf is like an urban McGuyver - he can fix anything with pretty much no parts. He once made a working aquarium filter with a cotton ball, a playdough container, and a straw. There is nothing this man cannot fix. He's unreal.
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Oooo! He’s a keeper! Mine can work magic with rocks and bamboo and can build amazing (and stable) structures with nothing more than tarps and rope.
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Yay! We got lucky :D
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I would like to think so but i will keep one bullet back just
in case!
would rather have it & not need it then need it & not have it
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I shall be the first to go. I have no problem with that. You can live in your shitty nuclear winter world. I used to be a prepper but I no longer care to survive.

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Most of you are not physically capable of survival.
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