....I can make pottery....rusty tool, but I think I could pull it out and use it.
I used to be a pretty good archer. Even before that hussy Katniss. It'd probably take me some practice to get the rust off, but I'm confident that it'd come back. So I mean, hunted meat for sale here I come!
OH. I can also catch and clean fish, though I haven't cleaned a fish in probably ten years. Again, I hope that would come back to me.
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i can sew and mend
i can knit
i can make preserves
i can bake cakes
i can plant vegetables
i can rear chickens
I can make and put up fences
I can chop firewood
id be like omar little and wait for everyone to return with the spoils lol
I can knit and crochet. I could spin yarn, but not well. I'm sure with practice i could get better. I'd have a problem with the sheep sheering, though.
I can garden. Sell produce.
I'm decent at making armor. Hopefully, after civilization collapses, there will be some need for breastplates, shields, and brigandine. I'm okay with leather work, but I use an industrial sewing machine so I have no idea how well I'd do with no electricity.
I can handle a recurve bow pretty well, but I've never actually shot anything living with it.
And I love to bake, so as long as I can get my hands on the ingredients I could probably get by as a baker if nothing else.
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I know how to shoot, and my father is teaching me how to hunt. I can get my own food. :)
I'm also a lawyer, but this new society sounds like it has no need for that. If by some miracle the court systems survive and just work on pen and papers, I got that skill!
I can cast metal and other more general metalsmithing stuff, blacksmith, sew, weld, fix engines, and probably some other intangible stuff that would be useful. I decided a long time ago that I should make myself useful in case of just this scenario, as I don't want to be eaten when I can't get knocked up.
we should probably all hang round your camp with those skills damn
Gosh. How depressing to think that most of my "skills" would be useless?
I'm learning how to shoot a bow.
I can cook, and am good at coming up with tasty meals made from random things.
I can sew a bit, but probably not advanced enough to do more than mend
I can do laundry without a washing machine
I can knit scarves, but not much more.
I can split wood.
I can shingle a roof
I'm good with children
I'm an artist, but that won't help shit, really. I can fish pretty well!
I can hunt, fish, figure out machinery, own firearms, etc.
I figure I'm rather set.
I can garden-ish
I can hunt
I can chop firewood
I wouldn't have a chance. I have some skills that might be useful for the first year or so, but beyond that....
I find it interesting when I see answers that amount to: "I can make things if I have the ingredients." After a while, you don't have ingredients. You have to start with the raw materials.
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I would offer my skills in not punching people in the face.
I'm low on useful skills, but very high on the potential to learn them, as well as to problem solve. I can organize, develop systems (literal and figurative), figure out how to get things working, learn and pass on skills (being a versatile laborer, basically). I'd capitalize on that.
I'm actually a pretty good leader. I don't have the ego or personality where I HAVE to be, but a lot of people would rather step back and let others take charge that way. I don't mind, and even enjoy, taking charge and I'm really good in a crisis.
Not really a skill, but I'm lactating. When all those formula fed babies can't get their food anymore, I'd be a busy busy busy wet nurse.
I could...teach? And I cook fairly well. I garden sometimes, so I could grow food successfully, I guess.
I can cook over open fires, and do some baking with them too. People will bring me food to cook and a percentage of it is mine in payment.
Um...I can write. Surely people would need books? Or...not.
Um...pretty good at training dogs, so I could train guard dogs.
Ok so I really have no marketable skills.
Forget the middle-man... one of my skills is intensive organic gardening. I'm also a certified water harvesting practitioner. I'm only growing in about 120 square feet right now, but I have a whole acre to expand into.
I can crochet, sew, garden, bake, cook, shoot a gun.
If all else fails, I'm a girl - even being a fat girl I can still sleep my way into what I need.
yeah gardening and prostitution
honestly though i could not do prostitution
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i can knit straight lines basically, i can sew simple things, i can cook, i can clean, i could probably tend to children and teach people to read and i can do really small DIY but i feel like everyone can do this shizz