Personal skills.

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Dangphool
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Re: Personal skills.

Post by Dangphool » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:00 am

Not sure what they're called but the dude that can make a bow and arrows... Fletcher for arrows I think?



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Re: Personal skills.

Post by ICRCC » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:08 am

Absolutely right, they are called fletchers. Good one Dangphool.

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ranger2012
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Re: Personal skills.

Post by ranger2012 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:13 am

A bowyer is someone who makes or sells bows. Someone who makes arrows is a fletcher.
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Re: Personal skills.

Post by ICRCC » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:08 pm

No one has yet suggested an electrician.

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Antsy
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Re: Personal skills.

Post by Antsy » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:38 am

Here Here ICRCC! Enough of the historical trades! Cooper? really? Is a SHTF event really going to disintegrate all of the existing metal and plastic barrels in existence? As well as the generators, solar panels, wind mills, copper wire, lightning......... you get the idea. As a skill set I think electrician is a true winner. I'm a general contractor and as a rule don't mess with that trade; I do however recognize the value of it.
Needs must when the devil drives.

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Re: Personal skills.

Post by ranger2012 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:06 am

If we get hit by a CME/X-5 Flare then an electrician would be worth their weight in gold, knowing how to rewind a generator/alternator or an electrical panel would be tops. Rewiring a vehicle would be a pain.
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Re: Personal skills.

Post by Gravlore » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:52 am

You take the electrician and I will take the electrical engineer (though harder to come by).

Just some clarification on the subject.


Electrical Engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment such as electric motors, lighting, wiring in buildings, power generating utilities, etc. A bachelors degree from an ABET accredited university is required before one can purport to be an Electrical Engineer.


Electricians install, connect, test, and maintain electrical systems. They might work from blueprints created by electrical engineers when they work with electrical systems.

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Re: Personal skills.

Post by ranger2012 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:13 pm

Engineers design, Technologist and Technicians, fix what was designed so that they work properly.
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Re: Personal skills.

Post by ICRCC » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:45 pm

So now we have electricians, electrical engineers and electrical technologist good skills, we will add them all. Thanks guys.

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Re: Personal skills.

Post by ICRCC » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:46 pm

To date the following skills have be suggested as useful. If we ahve missed any or there are aany others that you can think of please post them.
animal husbandry
blacksmith
bootmaking
bowyer
brew master
brick laying
butchering
canning
carpentry
chemist
child minding
cooking
cooper
dehydrating
demolitions.
Dentist
distiller
electrician
electrical engineer
electrical technologist
first aid
fishing
fletcher
framing
furniture making
furrier
gardening
gathering
gunsmithing
heavy equipment operator
Herbalist
homesteading
hunting
husbandry
knitting
leatherwork
machine designer
midwife
military
outdoor survival
pastor,
people skills
plumber
prayer warrior
reading body language
sewing
sewing
shelter building
spiritual leader
tanner
tanner
Teacher
teamster
time management
tracking
trapper
vet nursing
veterinary
water purification
weapons making
weaving
welder
wheelwright
wood turning
wood working

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