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

 
Crunch62

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09/22/2022 08:53 PM
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Re: Do You Have The Skills To Live In A Post Technology World?
I thrived in a pre-technology world. I'm sure I can do it again.
What the Hell?...
Anonymous Coward
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09/22/2022 09:00 PM
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Re: Do You Have The Skills To Live In A Post Technology World?
If a squirrel can build a nest without any training, I figure I can weave a basket from pine needles.
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09/22/2022 09:26 PM
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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 tell, from this, that you have never carried fire brick.

You have never built a kiln.

You have never dug clay, nor have you slaked it, and then dried it until the moisture content was just right.

You have never coiled a pot, nor thrown one.

You have never mixed raw materials into a glaze that would fit the body you are firing.

You have never chopped 3 cords of wood to fire a kiln, ONCE.

But for you, making pottery, isn't hard. IN YOUR MIND!!!

I am not trying to be rude.

Most people nowadays have no idea what REAL, HAND TOOL LABOR actually feels like, nor how difficult SURVIVAL actually is.

I wish that on nobody.

I did the "Mother Earth News" thing, back in the early '80's.

It SUCKS!

But I know how.
Skorpio

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09/22/2022 09:48 PM

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Can GLP survive on a "two cans and a string" system?
I'll agree to be "woke" when they wake up from their stupor.
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09/22/2022 09:58 PM
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Re: Do You Have The Skills To Live In A Post Technology World?
Humans are very adaptable. If we don't have the skills, we will obtain and develop them when push turns to shove. However...

There are a lot of spoiled rotten people. They will not accept any other lifestyle than what they previously had. These are the ones that will probably kill themselves rather than learn how to farm and raise/ harvest livestock. Even washing their own clothes on a rock down by the river may be too much for them to handle. But, the strong and intelligent will survive. And those are the kinds of people we want to populate the planet, and not the spoiled rotten blood sucking ignorant lazy parasites.

Technology will never go away. We may lose some ground, but it will be regained. We will not forgo electricity and all the benefits that provides. But we can do without the non-essentials, i.e. cable teevee, dishwashers, cell phones, etc.





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