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3 skills to learn asap #8011339
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Which 3 skills do you want to learn in the near future?

Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8011363
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1 Large scale gardening (beyond just growing a few things in pots)
2. To go along with #1, food preservation
3. Rollerskating backwards

Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8011368
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I can already drive cattle and start bar fights in Spanish, play a mean game of cards, and out fish everyone but my own son.

As far as I know I am the complete package but I'd sure like to hide more assets from ex-wives and alphabet agencies LOL.


“What’s good for me may not be good for the weak minded.”
Captain Gus McCrae- Texas Rangers


Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8011372
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did the other thread disappear

food preservation , in particular more dried meat so no freezer or canning goods are needed

more about fermented food preservation

more about mushroom hunting , got a big hen of the woods this fall with a friend but not confident enough in my ID ability yet.


America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Leftlane] #8011384
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
I can already drive cattle and start bar fights in Spanish, play a mean game of cards, and out fish everyone but my own son.

As far as I know I am the complete package but I'd sure like to hide more assets from ex-wives and alphabet agencies LOL.



all your side hustles in cash

keep it small bills freezer bags in a second freezer bag in an ammo can double bagged in good construction bags now bury that under your stall clean outs and you know where it will be and neither of them will be picking up a shovel to accidentally find it.


America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Leftlane] #8011387
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
I can already drive cattle and start bar fights in Spanish, play a mean game of cards, and out fish everyone but my own son.

As far as I know I am the complete package but I'd sure like to hide more assets from ex-wives and alphabet agencies LOL.

Hahahaha That's Awesome


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Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8011395
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Car repairs. Who can afford a new one. MD

Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Leftlane] #8011401
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Originally Posted by Leftlane


As far as I know I am the complete package but I'd sure like to hide more assets from ex-wives and alphabet agencies LOL.


should of got a better legal dog,,,,,, ANNNNNNNddddddd a mirror


Slightly used Shoes 4 sale……………
Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: martyd] #8011402
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Originally Posted by martyd
Car repairs. Who can afford a new one. MD

you don't even want a new one
most of them have plastic oil pans


America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8011404
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Obtaining and operating my very own Howitzer , and Mini Vulcan with plenty of ammo for both.

Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8011406
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Skills..................

God
Family
Country

Some say country should be second,
Lucky it is even on the list anymore...............


Slightly used Shoes 4 sale……………
Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8011408
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chew your food and walking same time


Water is good for two things, Floating Ships and making Beer.
Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Sharon] #8011409
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Originally Posted by Sharon
Obtaining and operating my very own Howitzer , and Mini Vulcan with plenty of ammo for both.


LOL,,,,were was you hiding when I was single................... frown smile cool


Slightly used Shoes 4 sale……………
Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8011419
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A four bore muzzleloader, plenty of black powder, and a bunch of lead. grin


"Gun control is for wimps and commies, listen let's get one thing strait, guns don't kill people I do." Earl Ramsay
Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8011421
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1. How to trap fox
2. How to garden a small vegetable garden
3. How to cook Mexican and Japanese


To a person ignorant of nature, his country stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art with their faces turned to the wall
Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8011428
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Skills are perishable so practice those shills you have knowledge of.


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Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8011451
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Make it through the night without going to the bathroom! Getting out of my chair, with out making a sound! And bending over to tie my shoes without losing my breath!!

Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: J.C.] #8011463
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Originally Posted by J.C.
1. How to trap fox
2. How to garden a small vegetable garden
3. How to cook Mexican and Japanese

# 3 ? food I hope.


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Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: 330-Trapper] #8011467
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Originally Posted by J.C.
1. How to trap fox
2. How to garden a small vegetable garden
3. How to cook Mexican and Japanese


# 3 ? food I hope.



He tried eating some Chinamen but was hungry again in an hour!

Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: 330-Trapper] #8011481
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Originally Posted by J.C.
1. How to trap fox
2. How to garden a small vegetable garden
3. How to cook Mexican and Japanese

# 3 ? food I hope.



Fava beans are recommended


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Coalcreekkid] #8011490
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Originally Posted by Coalcreekkid
A four bore muzzleloader, plenty of black powder, and a bunch of lead. grin

as our forefathers found a 45-46 cal used a lot less lead and powder and made very usable holes especially when rifled

VS the 11 gauge the Brits were using


America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8011492
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Alchemy; turning lead into gold.


"My life is better than your vacation"
Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: waggler] #8011498
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Originally Posted by waggler
Alchemy; turning lead into gold.


I think the way that works is you find the guy with gold and put lead in him to take his gold
the process has issues and consequences but fairly well known formula been used for centuries.


America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #8011506
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1 Working to improve my emotional sobriety
2 Organizing my time, day, week, year, season better
3. Improve my decluttering skills

Bryce

Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8011517
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Is being physically fit a skill?


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Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #8011519
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
Originally Posted by waggler
Alchemy; turning lead into gold.


I think the way that works is you find the guy with gold and put lead in him to take his gold
the process has issues and consequences but fairly well known formula been used for centuries.

Hahaha crazy grin


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Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Marty] #8011574
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Originally Posted by Marty
Is being physically fit a skill?


sort of , dexterity or coordination especially in the execution of learned physical tasks


America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Sharon] #8011589
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Originally Posted by Sharon
Obtaining and operating my very own Howitzer , and Mini Vulcan with plenty of ammo for both.


Will someone please explain to me how this woman is still single?
Yall Montana boys must have gotten yer brains frostbit last winter.


“What’s good for me may not be good for the weak minded.”
Captain Gus McCrae- Texas Rangers


Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #8011644
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
Originally Posted by Coalcreekkid
A four bore muzzleloader, plenty of black powder, and a bunch of lead. grin

as our forefathers found a 45-46 cal used a lot less lead and powder and made very usable holes especially when rifled

VS the 11 gauge the Brits were using


I use a 62. cal and I think it is just perfect for small and big game.


"Gun control is for wimps and commies, listen let's get one thing strait, guns don't kill people I do." Earl Ramsay
Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Leftlane] #8011710
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
Originally Posted by Sharon
Obtaining and operating my very own Howitzer , and Mini Vulcan with plenty of ammo for both.


Will someone please explain to me how this woman is still single?
Yall Montana boys must have gotten yer brains frostbit last winter.


ONLY because she chooses to be!!!!!!!!!

Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8011954
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That makes more sense than anything I could have thought of!


“What’s good for me may not be good for the weak minded.”
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Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8012153
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Marksmanship/gun handling; mostly to protect what you have

Situational awareness; I need a lot of work on this one

Mechanical ability; your going to have to fix everything yourself, unless you can barter something for help

Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Marty] #8012176
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Originally Posted by Marty
Is being physically fit a skill?


Not sure but being physically fit and being financially stable are two of the most overlooked preps.


Everything the left touches it destroys
Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Leftlane] #8012286
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
That makes more sense than anything I could have thought of!



Nothing wrong with a good cowboy like yourself, Hoss ... there are folks who like their privacy , is all . Line Jumper is correct, too, good lessons learned in being choosy. Suffice to say, there is no such term as "toxic masculinity" , in my book. Here is a visual hint of my choice ... so no worries wink
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Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Mando] #8012303
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My dad and 3 uncles all served in Vietnam and so did my ex FIL. Every soldier I know holds a chopper pilot or 2 up on a pedestal but the 2 or 3 chopper pilots I've met hold their door gunners up on a an even higher level.

I'm guessing they'd agree with your choice- those guys saved as many lives as vaccinations did. Honor, integrity, and eagle eye, and the ability to train a pound of lead every 6 or 8 seconds on a precise area- what's not to like?


“What’s good for me may not be good for the weak minded.”
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Re: 3 skills to learn asap [Re: Marty] #8012328
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Originally Posted by Marty
Is being physically fit a skill?


Very much so. Also a habit but I have gotten out of the habit of working out 6 days a week running over 2 miles at least once a week. Once in shape you feel better have more energy and do much more. Add in som boxing or other martial arts in the mix . It takes skill and knowledge to know how to stay in shape effectively in the least amount of time. Also knowledge of nutrition protein intake and carbs.

Doing so is very difficult when traveling for work working 16hr days and 96 hr weeks. But I do that inorder to eliminate and reduce my bills so that in a year or less I could pay them on a part time low pay grocery store job if I needed to on 15k a year instead of more than 6 figures. Sure is a big piece of mind knowing you can go a year with no income comming in and with each step in the plan the bills are going down and saving up and that makes it last longer.

If your not fit physically and mentally none of any other skills you may have won't matter. And I'm no physically fit any more and need to prioritize that. Finding the balance with time management bet working/income and skills/preparedness I need to work on.

We are good on producing food and most things needed to survive. But my entire family could use some more physicall training.

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Ballroom Dancing
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Embalming.


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