My husband was assessing my survival skills the other day. He came up with one: knitting. If we lived someplace cold, and the world came crashing down, he thinks I would be able to keep us warm and maybe even barter knitted goods for some food or water.
Happy to hear that I have any survival skills at all, I pointed out that I’d need yarn because I don’t know how to spin, or keep livestock, but that if we had old sweaters, I could unravel them. That is, if the end of the world happened to result in a lot of unused sweaters that I found before any of the cold people did.
Zombies don’t need sweaters, do they?
I think you should all befriend a knitter now, or at least next week, so if the earth loses power and/or the means of transporting warm winter wear from Chinese factories to your house, you will have a local contact for hats, mittens, and sweaters.
My husband was planning for our lottery win a day earlier. In that scenario, I got a fabulous house and he got an airplane. I hope I win the lottery before the infrastructure of the world crashes. I think my knitting skills would be more marketable if I was living in my dream house. Or, my husband could deliver my woolens to colder climes in his airplane. Now that is a plan!
What are your survival skills? I might need to move near you.