101 ways to make a living after the crash

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by melbo, Feb 9, 2010.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    List of useful occupations/skills for a post SHTF collapse world.

    101 Ways to Make a Living after the Crash
    -in no particular order-


    1. Bladesmith
    2. Leather repair
    3. Farmer
    4. Small Engine repair
    5. Midwife
    6. Handyman
    7. Private Security
    8. Blacksmith
    9. Hunter
    10. Re-loader
    11. Brewer/Winemaker
    12. Carpenter
    13. Medical provider
    14. Cook
    15. Herbalist
    16. Guide
    17. Woodworker
    18. Instructor
    19. Butcher
    20. Beekeeper
    21. Alternative Power
    22. Egg production
    23. Trapper
    24. Soap-maker
    25. Gunsmith
    26. Messenger
    27. Fisherman
    28. Candle Maker
    29. Fire Starter
    30. Farm Hand
    31. Librarian - Organizer of collected information
    32. Scavenger/Scrounger
    33. Navigator
    34. Chaplain
    35. Fire Fighter
    36. Teacher
    37. Laborer
    38. Procurer
    39. Water Cleaner
    40. Arborist
    41. Mechanic
    42. Welder
    43. Furniture Maker
    44. Wood Chopper
    45. Weaver
    46. Seamstress or tailor
    47. Farrier
    48. Distiller
    49. Wood-Cutter
    50. Candle Maker
    51. Sanitation Expert
    52. Stone Cutter
    53. Shepard
    54. Ferrier
    55. Ships Captain
    56. Boat Builder
    57. Spy
    58. Locksmith
    59. Veterinarian
    60. Inn Keeper
    61. Cooper
    62. Shoemaker
    63. Dowser
    64. Fletcher- Bows and Arrows
    65. Rope/net maker
    66. Tanner
    67. Chemist
    68. Bard
    69. Sawyer
    70. Cheese Maker
    71. Plumber
    72. Caretaker
    73. Hanging Judge

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  2. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    Here's ten more:

    25 fisherman
    26 candle maker
    27 pyrotechnics
    28 farm hand
    29 gambler
    30 pimpdaddy
    31 librarian
    32 scavenger/scrounger
    33 ships captain
    34 gentleman of fortune
    35 fire fighter
     
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    And maybe the most important
    36 Teacher (of readin' writin' and 'rithmetic, not underwater basket weaving or how to get in touch with your inner ______.)
     
  4. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Like most of us, I can hold my own in many of those listed but I really found it interesting that brewer/winemaker was listed before cook, power, trapper, soapmaker...I guess we all know what that means = lots of panicked people, stewed to the gills, running around with guns looking for food. [lolol]
     
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Leave it to the women to trash a fine, ON TOPIC thread with cheap sex
    [whipem][whipem]
     
  6. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Is that better?
     
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Rats. Was just starting to enjoy a thread going the way good threads go --
     
  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Oh brother, have people forgotten my humor?
     
  9. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Working ladies are necessary.

    Very very very necessary.

    Almost as necessary as water, and moreso than many foods. Except chocolate.

    Very necessary. Indeed.
     
  10. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Well I can handle:
    #'s: 2-11, 13, 16, 17,19 ,20, 21, 22, 24, 25-28, 35, 36...
    Now, how about "procurement"?
    Water treatment, purification....
    Arborist>sp? (A tree guy or gal) whatever it is...
    Mechanic, welder, furniture maker....Lots of trades and crafts come to mind!
     
  11. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member



    Yep. [tongue]



    Was pretty sure you'd forgotten mine... :)
     
  12. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    who said anything about cheap?seesawi refuse to behave. it limits my options, and makes me predictable. that alone could prove deadly in the future. I think after TSHTF i will be the village jester.
     
  13. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    Well, it IS the world's oldest profession, according to some.....I'm just assuming there will be a need post SHTF...

    Soooooo...I'm thinking the name of my establishment needs to be something alone the lines of preparedness.... ?



    [​IMG]



    and melbo?

    cheap?


    You know me better than that....I'm just sayin'... [whistle2]


    ;)
     
  14. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    [LMAO] at your Boy, CRC... Safe and prepared. [LMAO]


    Surely you can come up with an appropriate name. ~giggle~
     
  15. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Ok, what ogre edited Tracy's jester comment before I could even give a simple retort? maddd.
    The jester is an elusive character. The European words used to denote him can now seem as nebulous as they are numerous, reflecting the mercurial man behind them: fool, buffoon, clown, jongleur, jogleor, joculator, sot, stultor, scurra, fou, fol, truhan, mimus, histrio, morio. He can be any of these, while the German word Narr is not so much a stem as the sturdy trunk of a tree efflorescent with fool vocabulary. The jester's quicksilver qualities are equally difficult to pin down, but nevertheless not beyond definition.:rolleyes:
     
  16. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I am the ogre. [batteye]

    It didn't look as cute and funny as it sounded, and I didn't want it to be misinterpreted as grumpy, rather than giggly. Tones and inflections do not transfer very well from the spoken word to the written word. :)
     
  17. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    An ogre you are not. Obviously I misspoke. I tip my hat to you, for a woman always has the right to change her mind and her words if she so chooses.;)
     
  18. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I smack da ho's.


    /brokor runs away
     
  19. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    Wow, this topic took a turn, lol
     
  20. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    You guys/gals are hurting my feelings.

    No mention of plumbers, pipefitter or mechanics yet. [beat]

    ETA: forgot to mention boilers
     
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