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alex_ wrote

  • guns and gunsmithing
  • permaculture (and probably environmental studies)
  • cooking
  • engineering, or generally knowing how to fix and build things
  • medical skills
  • how to make medicines
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celebratedrecluse wrote

  • how to effectively hold people accountable for harmful behavior, and ending those behaviors
  • how to co-create anarchist solidarity networks, such as unions, neighborhood associations, etc
  • how to eat well, and live healthily
  • how to filter & clean polluted water
  • how to defend yourself in court, how to defend others in court
  • how to un-arrest someone, how to break zip ties
  • how to address problems of privilege in a positive way
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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I like these the most.

I like these ones.

For me, it would depend on my interests. Also how much money is involved. Mostly though when I spend money on these things it's a decision made with an affinity group and not just on my own.

I'd want to learn about resilient indigenous food seeds. I'd want to learn how to design good-looking paper media, from posters to books. This can probably be done free with some piracy. Basic electrical maintenance stuff. Same for plumbing.

Not a skill, but I'd want to get a decent printer to make propaganda projects. Again, depending on what kind of money I'd get a different printer.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Seed banking is a great suggestion! Especially for indignous foods & plants

re: printing, I recommend paying cash for a B&W laser printer if you're looking to obtain one. They usually dont have tracking microdots in them (still pay cash only, if possible, though), they're really cheap to buy toner for compared to inkjets & color lasers, and the printers themselves are pretty cheap compared to the other options. Plus, they print fast as hell, great for zinemaking and such. If you have access to a color printer, you can also typeset a publication/zine in B&W, then leave a few pages partly or fully blank and run them through the color printer, so you only have to pay extra ink for the exact pages you want in color.

It's best to share access to the printers among an affinity group, i agree with that. publishing & propaganda are often best made in collaboration among like minded folks

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amongstclouds wrote

Tbf, any court that exists post-collapse isn't going to be 'fair' nor open to defense.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Yeah, for sure. I was mostly thinking of during the beginning & middle stages of the actual collapse (e.g., revolutionary movements/apocalypse), which is just about where we are rn imo

hopefully, the collapse will rid us of prisons and courts both! Probably not, but one can dream-- and they'll definitely have to scale down, one way or another, by post-collapse times.

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amongstclouds wrote

Desert

The tide of Western authority will recede from much, though by no means all of the planet. A writhing mess of social flotsam and jetsam will be left in its wake. Some patches of lived anarchy, some horrible conflicts, some empires, some freedoms, and of course, unimaginable weirdness. As states recede and ‘fail’ — through entropy, stupidity, revolution, internal conflict, climate stress — people will continue to dig, sow, herd and live — most, admittedly, in vastly more challenging climates, and few with the guarantee of a peaceful life. In many places commodified land will be reclaimed as commons and new communities will be formed by refugees from the collapsed economies. Anarchic societies — old and new — will need to defend their liberty and lives, through avoidance, arms, flight and ‘outwitting the state’.

We have glimpsed some of the possibilities opened up (and closed) by both future climate wars and the retraction of state governance from rural communities — but what about liberty at the shifting outer borders of civilisation? And what of liberty beyond those borders — in the wild?

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celebratedrecluse wrote

another book i need 2 read... oh dear lol

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JScFEd1ufKW5f8q3 wrote

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celebratedrecluse wrote

I love podcasts & audiobooks, but sometimes I absorb information better with text. I am a bit of a visual person, it's much easier for me to write and read than it is to talk or hear. My pronunciation is total shit for example lol

I'll give this a try though, sometimes with some things it helps me to hear instead of read.

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hasbrochem wrote

with the engineering, how to make weapons (projectiles, explosives, etc) from things one finds about as one's likely not going to have the time, skills, or resources to whip up a batch of rdx, for example, on the fly.

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manc wrote

DIY/home maintenance will save you money in the here and now and will no doubt prove very useful in the future when it comes to repairing damaged homes. Everyone needs shelter, after all

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amongstclouds wrote

One simple thing that we can all do is literally save THOUSANDS OF PDF's on any number of useful skills and trades and keep them just in case. Whatever you don't have time to learn now you can learn later if you can find access to power and the means to read the data. Maybe learning about electronics will be useful!

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PerfectSociety wrote

I would say first aid and CPR skills are essential. I also think some DIY skills are important.