Not exactly a survival skill, but as Sir Gilbert once penned - What is Life without a touch of Art? I know I don't post a lot of original content to the site (shame on me) so... My SIL - a plumber by trade and an artist by desire and talent - is working a project in remote Bush Alaska - where the Yukon river meets the sea. There is a forest of driftwood on the shoreline, so to fill the little time between knocking off work for the day and hitting the rack - he has been carving driftwood. This piece is over 5 feet long.... FWIW - last winter he took up ice carving on a lark - and his work was featured on local TV. He and a couple of buds have dominated the local snow carving competition at the Fur Rondy for the last few years. The team? A plumber, a carpenter and and US Air Force Intel officer (and long time bud) they know.. Tradesman = Artist? Yes. Yes they are. Thought I'd share.