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    I use to be a high-rise window cleaner, so some of the skills I learned were Rope tieing, Repelling, Repelling self-rescue, First-Aid, CPR & Lifeguard training(worked on the beach alot)....theres a few things..."One can never know to much"...By: Unknown

  • #2
    Those are some good skills to have. I have never really sat down and thought about or listed what skills I have. My first thought is, absolutely none when compared to others on this board. ;)

    I can't shoot worth a flip and don't even really LIKE guns, though I am not anti-gun at all, just my personal experience with them while growing up..

    Hmmm...

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    • #3
      hey OZ ... you'll probably will surprise yourself... make a list of your skills... include even the simpilest things no matter how irrelevent they may seem, everything from sewing to what ever...(hey theres another skill i've got...lol)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TAZDEVIL View Post
        hey OZ ... you'll probably will surprise yourself... make a list of your skills... include even the simpilest things no matter how irrelevent they may seem, everything from sewing to what ever...(hey theres another skill i've got...lol)
        That is so right taz! I got to thinking of my skills and I thought I'd give them a list.
        I'm a Horticulturist so I plant a mean garden.
        Good shot with a rifle, handgun, shotgun, bow.
        Sew
        Read Music. :-)
        Play the radio (hehehe)
        Sing
        Cook
        Patient and quiet (can definately be a skill)
        can be alone for long periods of time
        Read directions well
        Take direction well
        Organized
        Kick
        Poke out eyes
        punch (hard)
        Kick (hard)
        Morse code
        It's not much in the way of survival but I"m good at all of it.
        Last edited by unswydd; 05-05-2009, 03:31 PM.
        Your opponet got stronger today, did you?
        {{unswydd-Of One Purpose}}

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        • #5
          I only know enough knot tying to get by. Glad you opened my eyes on a weakness.
          In my lumpy chair

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          • #6
            Originally posted by oly View Post
            I only know enough knot tying to get by. Glad you opened my eyes on a weakness.
            I can knot my shoestrings and that's it. Might want to work on that. I'll need to hang a bear bag soon. Hmmmmm.........:eek:
            Your opponet got stronger today, did you?
            {{unswydd-Of One Purpose}}

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            • #7
              Originally posted by unswydd View Post
              I can knot my shoestrings and that's it. Might want to work on that. I'll need to hang a bear bag soon. Hmmmmm.........:eek:
              Ha the shoe string keep coming untied so a guy showed me a soccer knot (the way soccer players tie there shoes so that they dont come undone)
              tie the half hitch, cross the laces, reach through the loop and grab the string and pull tight being careful not to pull the end of the lace all of the way through.
              thats the best I can do explaining this
              In my lumpy chair

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              • #8
                Originally posted by oly View Post
                Ha the shoe string keep coming untied so a guy showed me a soccer knot (the way soccer players tie there shoes so that they dont come undone)
                tie the half hitch, cross the laces, reach through the loop and grab the string and pull tight being careful not to pull the end of the lace all of the way through.
                thats the best I can do explaining this
                LOL Okay I completely got that. LOL NOT!
                Your opponet got stronger today, did you?
                {{unswydd-Of One Purpose}}

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                • #9
                  Hmmmm....

                  - "Ladies arts" including sewing, quilting, beading, crocheting, knitting, embroidery. Once mended a torn tent in a 60 mile an hour wind with nothing but a cross-stitch needle and embroidery floss. LOL! Used duct tape for a thimble since cross-stich needles don't have a sharp point on them, pushing through multiple layers of tent material was ... interesting :p.
                  - Cook. I have gone on a 10 day primitive camping trip, cooking for 17 people and not run out of anything. All were very pleased with their variety and quality.
                  - Plan. The camping trip cooking thing or any road trip, takes a bit of planning. This is usually my job.
                  - Shoot. Do fairly well with pistol, shotgun, and rifle. If we hadn't gotten (figuratively) rained out when we took the AR-15 out, would see how I do with that, too. No, I've never had to shoot when under fire myself.
                  - Figure things out, can jerryrig with the best of them.
                  - Be a right hand. When the Owl works on something, I hand the tools and can usually give him the right thing before he even asks.
                  - Give the best Mom hugs on the planet, according to all my kids, gkids and their friends.
                  - Can navigate with a map. This is something that comes very easy to me, I'm always astonished when I encounter someone who cannot read a map and get from point A to point B.


                  I reserve the right to edit this when I think of other stuff.
                  Last edited by Skyowl's Wife; 05-05-2009, 09:51 AM.
                  "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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                  • #10
                    Let's see...

                    I'm getting older so some of the "skills" are waning. I can no longer lift that bale or tote that barge, I've hurt myself too many times and had too many surgeries to repair the booboo's, but here goes. I can...

                    Tie knots in my shoe laces. Sometimes can't get them undone so they must be good.
                    Shoot every weapon I own, field dress my kills, and drag them from the woods or wherever.
                    Clean each and every weapon I own.
                    Reload ammunition for each and every weapon I own except the .22LR
                    Do repairs to most anything if I have the tools and parts on hand. Otherwise a trip to the hardware store solves that. (I know, in a case of TSHTF, it will just remain broken.)
                    Start a fire and keep it going.
                    Used to be able to repair our vehicles but modern electronics in them has made that skill OBE.
                    Make almost any repair to the 5th wheel except the fridge or stove.
                    Mow the grass (luckily we don't have very much as we live in the desert)
                    Dig the garden. Plant the seeds. Harvest the crop.
                    Do what "Wife" tells me to do. (That's the most important one.)
                    I can cook, wash dishes, do laundry and iron blouses or shirts.
                    Navigate with a compass and a map. I can also do it without a map or compass but it takes a lot longer. (No I don't ask for directions, I'm a man.)

                    Otherwise, I'm a jack of all trades and a master of none. I can do almost anything if you don't want perfection.
                    Last edited by Skyowl; 05-05-2009, 09:54 AM.
                    As Zombie Axe would say...
                    "Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty."

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                    • #11
                      Owl, Sounds like Wife has you well trained.
                      Your opponet got stronger today, did you?
                      {{unswydd-Of One Purpose}}

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                      • #12
                        I used to vacuum the carpets but we took all the carpet out of the house.

                        Trained? That is not the word I would have used for this...
                        As Zombie Axe would say...
                        "Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty."

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Skyowl View Post
                          I used to vacuum the carpets but we took all the carpet out of the house.

                          Trained? That is not the word I would have used for this...
                          Skowl, I think she meant to say "Whipped" there bulldog:D
                          Last edited by pathfinder3081; 05-05-2009, 05:08 PM.
                          "And with a collection of minds and talent, they survived"

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                          • #14
                            You've gotten the wrong idea...

                            We do the things that we each have the specific talent for and share all the other chores. I enjoy helping by spousal unit, life partner, better half, or whatever name you might assign her. She is my partner and has been for 39 years. We even spoon at night. (Get out the forks folks so you can poke yourself in the eye.) That is not what I meant and you know it. We are confortable sharing the things that life has thrown our way and will continue to do so. Those things that don't interest one of us, the other gets to do by themselves. I for one do not do quilting! But I like Quiche.
                            As Zombie Axe would say...
                            "Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty."

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                            • #15
                              I'm pretty much a jack of all trades and i also learned to build a blacksmith type forge out of an old car rim and some furnace concrete and bought an anvil and have experemented with making things with steel heat and hammers alot of fun have made hooks to hang things,crude knives,large hinges and other neat things no limit make what ur imagination can think of

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