I thought of this while mucking out the arena (hey, face-to-face with mountains of manure, there’s not much else to do but think):
What would you be able to contribute if society as we know it fell down and went boom? What could you do to be a valuable member of a non-technological society?
I couldn’t get the power back on, or keep the water running, that’s for sure. What I could do is:
1. Any kind of animal husbandry. I grew up in cattle-ranch country, and I’ve had horses all my life, I was in 4-H as a kid and I could probably raise most animals fairly successfully.
2. I could do rough veterinary work – emergency care for humans also, if it came to that and there wasn’t a doctor around. I could stitch wounds, castrate livestock, trim hooves (courtesy of my farrier-trampling psycho mare), etc. Again, courtesy of growing up in an area where people do a lot of their own minor vet work on their animals, and also my time as a veterinary tech. I could birth a baby…can’t be that much different from a foal.
3. I can gut and skin a deer, as well as catch and gut fish.
That would be it…but I think I wouldn’t be totally useless if my computer became a pile of rusting junk. What about you?
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