Somewhere there was list from the Jeffersonian era of things a young Virginian man should know how to do. I was thinking about what things monkeys would teach the little apes in a perfect world. My kids can do most of these, although no single one can do all. They're stronger as a group, per design. Please add ideas as you get them. Advanced First aid Geometry Algebra Practical chemistry Swimming to Scuba level Heavy equipment operation Advanced driving course Hand to hand combat unarmed, knives, staff, long blades. Firearm training including CQB, tactical, long range shooting, maintenance, and reloading. Basic computer coding Gardening Foraging for food and water. Raising domestic farm animals Hunting and processing wild game. Fishing, lines and nets Rigging, block and tackle application Quality Cooking Food preservation Vehicle maintenance theory Land navigation and maps At least one foreign language Boating Yoga and meditation Carpentry Electronics Welding Prayer and religious studies HAM radio skills Volunteer work American constitutional theory and history. Treatment of illnesses.