03/24/2012 Question of the Day

If you could instantly be an expert in something, what would that be?  Why?

I have thought a bit on this one and it’s actually pretty difficult to decide what I’d want to be an expert in.  I have so many varied interests but read about things all the time that I decide I’d like to know more about.  I have to say that one subject I’d like to be an expert on is self-reliance WITHOUT electricity.  Strange I know considering how much I use electricity, but I think it would be interesting and fun to be able to accomplish most of what I do in a day without electricity.  Human-powered tools, wooden cookstove, hand-pump well.  I think it would be handy to be an expert in all these things.

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6 Responses to 03/24/2012 Question of the Day

  1. Tom Baker says:

    Immediately I thought of two things but I’m pretty sure the one you would prefer I not mention on your blog! The other being an expert communicator with the ability to speak in public. I hate public speaking.

    • I think I can guess what the unmentioned option is – and if it is what I believe it to be – it’s not unmentionable on my blog :P As for being an expert communicator, that would be a great one! I honestly thought about that one too, since we humans spend so much time communicating (and sometimes not communicating enough). BTW – I thought about the first one too, but I already get called a “succubus” by a handful of people, no point adding fuel to that.

      • Tom Baker says:

        Okay, I’ll mention it. Really it is along the same lines. It involves the tongue anyway. My dream would be to be an expert in the art of cunny – linguistics. I mean I’m great and I’m married so I really doesn’t matter. But if I were not married and I was of a mind to believe premarital sex marriage was okay and God didn’t mind… I would traverse the world over using my oral skill.

  2. Aaron says:

    Being able to live off the grid could be a very important skill. Way to many of our generation have no idea how to live if the power were to go out.

    • Exactly! I’m slowly building my skills… I learned how to tan hides a few years ago and have a stack of rabbit skins in storage. The stuff used for tanning is “modern” though, so I want to learn to tan and preserve hides the “old” way. MUCH more involved. I already know how to shoot bow & arrow (not fancy compounds either… good ol’ recurves), sharpen knives, etc. I also want to learn post and beam construction like what used to be used on the big old barns that lasted for 200 years.

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