Not to survive, but to rebuild? As a survivalist/prepper/whatever you want to call it, we look at the relatively short term goal of surviving a "the end of the world as we know it" scenario. But what about later, once things have settled down, and it's time to rebuild society? Consider this scenario question. You have the capability, now, while life is "normal", to put away knowledge that could help future generations rebuild, after the SHTF. Whether it's in paper (book) form, or electronic (EMP protected tablet, for instance, with solar recharging capability), which gives you reading material AND video capability. You need to teach skills to people who previously had none, either because they worked jobs that didn't require them (white collar, for instance), or they were kids when the SHTF, and are now grown up, and needing to learn. So what knowledge would you consider essential to rebuild society? What sort of skills might be easier learned from videos of someone doing it, versus reading about it? Help me think outside the box, to skills long overlooked by society, that would be essential afterwards. Related question: what literature would you want to save? Classics? Biographies? Archie comic books??