Recently the wife and I have been on a language kick. We've purchased a few and are currently working on German. I'm sure many here speak a second language, or perhaps more than a second. My work has taken me around the globe,and like many folks I've pick up bits and pieces or a "working knowledge" of a few different tongues over the years. My wife has always wanted to speak German so we bought that along with a few others. To me, the advantage in a PSHTF could be great not to mention in "every day life." Possibly a career change for someone who finds themselves unable to do more physical type work? We have selected an "oddball" language that (IMHO) isn't likely to be understood by anyone in our expected AOs so that when needed we may converse with a bit of privacy even in public.. If you've ever considered a second language I would urge you to do so. Not only is it a great way to pass time and a lot of fun, it may come in very handy someday.