Episode 49 S2-14
Benefits of Being a Jack-of-all-Trades
Without Land Ch 14
By becoming this Jack-of-All Trades you won't be limited to a tunnel vision focused on one specialty. You would quickly rise to number one in the camp because of your versatility and resourcefulness. You would be able to look at resources and decide which is the most important and how to maximize the usefulness of that item in many different facets. You would have trading skills because your abilities would cover many different trades and you would be able to secure items for agriculture, security, construction, etc. and have a better idea of what is essential and what isn't. For these same reasons you would be a superior scavenger. With knowledge of multiple trades your ability to make repairs and build would be more efficient. You would also be able to assist with multiple different projects while thinking about multiple other ones. You would not be limited and people would quickly look to you for direction. This does not mean you should put on a false front and pretend you know more than you do. People will have more respect for you when they know you know what you are doing or you are honest about your short comings.
There are a few skills that you should begin putting in your tool box to become this Jack-of-All Trades if you were in a long term survival situation. You should know how to build a good shelter. Even if it is a shed. You can put together six sheds and make a four bedroom home with a kitchen and family room. You should know the basics of masonry for heating and air conditioning control. Dirt, mud and the thickness of such will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. You should have plumbing knowledge so you are able to work pumps for wells and water delivers. Plus these skills can be applied to hydroelectric production. You should also have electrical skills for building generators and supplying power.
The benefits of becoming this Jack-of-All Trades are numerous. While you may be placed into a leadership role, often these people are not power hungry people. They are content to gain respect and the benefits of such based upon their knowledge while still remaining lower down on the social order. People often feel obliged to repay kindness with kindness and your assisting them with their problems will most likely lead to their reciprocating that kindness in the future. If you have a skill like gun smithing, you will have major bartering power and will most likely be a recipient of whatever food is ascertained with your weapons. But remember, be honest about your skills, with both yourself and your community. Do the best you can with what you have and your efforts will be rewarded internally and externally.
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