Best hobbies to pick up for the apocalypse?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Operation Wignut, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. Operation Wignut

    Operation Wignut USSDF Riot Squad

    Jul 31, 2016
    I've been thinking about picking up something to do, in between studying and working, because I feel like I should have SOME amount of productivity in my life, aside from complaining on the internet. So, with the collapse of society imminent, what skills and hobbies should I learn for optimum survival chances in the Wastes?
  2. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
  3. Brivoo

    Brivoo Powered by Radiant AI

    Jan 20, 2016
    Drawing porn.

    Once the internet is gone, you can make a fucking packet by charging a fortune for your pictures of scantily clad women/men doing sensual things.
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  4. Operation Wignut

    Operation Wignut USSDF Riot Squad

    Jul 31, 2016
    I assume if there is a nuclear holocaust, the standards would be lowered for who you have sexual relations with... wouldn't towns be just big orgies?
  5. Brivoo

    Brivoo Powered by Radiant AI

    Jan 20, 2016
    The 40-year-old virgin will always exist, thermonuclear war or not.
  6. Operation Wignut

    Operation Wignut USSDF Riot Squad

    Jul 31, 2016
    Well, Beatrix Russell got a job, and that must count for something!
  7. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Don't badmouth beatrix. She's hot AF.
  8. Jogre

    Jogre So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 25, 2015
    Not necessarily. Just because a big catastrophe happens, doesn't mean people suddenly change there entire personality and sensibilities. I doubt people would act in ways they wouldn't before, unless out of necessity.
  9. Cooldawg86

    Cooldawg86 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 25, 2015
    Settlement building.... im joking but engineering of some sort. You can get a lot of bottlecaps too.
  10. The Water Ship

    The Water Ship The Water Chip's lesser-known counterpart.

    Aug 4, 2016
    You could learn outdoors survival skills. Those are pretty helpful in a post-apocalypse.
  11. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    First aid & medicine.
    Any crafting profession (from lathes to carpentry to soap making).
    Agriculture & land management.
    Natural water filtration.
    Firearms handling.
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  12. mobucks

    mobucks i get such a kick out of myself Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Take Small Guns, lockpicking, and throwing.
  13. Shaodeus

    Shaodeus Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 28, 2016
    Hungry hungry hippos
  14. Juza The Cloud

    Juza The Cloud Nanto Goshasei

    Jun 3, 2015
    Toaster repair, you never know.
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  15. Borov

    Borov Just yer average gopnik

    Jul 6, 2016
    No skills needed, just buy an exosuit before the shit, this is reality :cry:.

    On a more serious note, skills for the end days? Well that depends, what kind of end?

    I mean, if nuclear bombs are going to kill us, then you better start digging a bunker and stocking on food and water cause no skill will save you from a giant explosion. :nuclear:

    If the economy collapses and riots start breaking out all over, then learn how to handle basic weaponry such as guns, knives, throwing stuff etc. You also should learn how to AVOID conflict as much as possible because people are gonna be on edge and they wont take any bullshit from some stranger.
    Having any sort medicinal or "survival" knowledge will go a long way to keeping you (and maybe others, for the good karma) alive, especially if you prepared.

    Anyway, I believe its better to try our best to PREVENT the apocalypse. Chances are most of us wont survive it so why not just make an effort and stop it?
    I recommend the zeitgeist movies, they have an extremely real view on how the economy has been killing us for years and how it will be our doom. Of course, they also tell us how to prevent it and how to make a Utopia (and not in the brainwash-religious sort of way, like seriously, THEY HAVE A POINT).
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  16. Francis H

    Francis H It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 3, 2016
    Pray for the best, prepare for the worst. I´m not one to do that survival stuff(too lazy), but I can completely understand.
  17. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    I concur! There's all sorts of neat stuff you can find in broken toasters.
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  18. dopezilla

    dopezilla God of Blood and War

    Nov 6, 2015
    Small guns, sneak, lockpick, metal working, carpentry, car mechanics and maybe get a donkey or some shit to carry your shit for when there are no cars around.

    Better work on your social skills as well, because if at all possible, like some have already mentioned, you just want to avoid violent conflict at all.
  19. Whammytap

    Whammytap First time out of the vault

    Aug 5, 2016
    IMO, Low tech skills are where it's at. Learn to build a simple snare, set a trap and catch small game. Then how to tell if it's diseased or not (safe to eat) and how to dress and butcher the carcass. How to tan the skin without store-bought chemicals. How to weave and braid. What plants are edible in your region, what plants make medicine, what the growing season is. First aid skills are invaluable. Know how to do stuff "from scratch," Stone Age skills are where it's at.

    HAM radio and Morse code could be useful. Electronics are not as suceptible to EMP bursts as the media leads us to believe. Most cars will still work fine, the trouble is there will be no supply line for guzzoline, no electricity or running water presumably. Water is imperative in any environment; have a plan for getting or keeping some. Know your local waterways; if you have to move out you can avoid roads.

    And seriously, any hands-on skill could be useful. Carpentry (especially with hand tools), masonry, cooking, sewing, welding, how to drive a motorcycle or 18-wheeler, beekeeping, how to build and operate a still, linework...just being in decent physical shape when the Apocalypse comes will give you a huge advantage over like 90% of the population. has threads and threads and forums and forums for just this sort of discussion. If you pop on by, I'm RosieTheRiveter over there, local Chapter 34.
  20. Operation Wignut

    Operation Wignut USSDF Riot Squad

    Jul 31, 2016
    Thanks for the suggestion!

    Local Chapter of what?
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