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Skills you don't know but would like to.
I've been working on expanding my skillset for many years, but there still a couple that I haven't yet tackled. I'd still like to learn to weld. Watched many people do it, just never did it myself.

I'd like to learn to ride motorcycle. I rode some minibikes when I was young, the first was when I was about 7 or 8 and I ran it right into a chainlink fence. I tried to ride a guy's Honda but it was way too big for someone that had never ridden before. Now I'm thinking about getting something small, lightweight and street legal.
Canning and gardening. If SHTF, I can't count on my stores forever.

It's a top priority for me in the next couple of years.
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I've always wanted to learn how to sew. Basic leather work is on my to-do list as well.
Ammunition, it's the new lead bullion. Buy it cheap and stack it deep.
Field surgery and medicinal use of plants (no, not that) always interested me.
I'm working on fly fishing right now. I tried it a little when I was younger and never got the hang of it. This year I decided to really try to learn how.

Welding would be another on my list as well. Last time I tried it was shop class in high school.
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I still can't make a mojito as good as my wife can. So I think that's on my list. I think I have most of the other stuff covered. Too bad no one lives close to me.

Basic welding
Motorcycle riding
Leather work and basic sewing
Fly fishing:
Field surgery: Does the patient have to live?? Shrug
Knife and basic tool making:
All around nice guy: Big Grin Ok. That one could use a bit of polishing.

Fire making without tools!!!! That's what I need to learn. I knew there was something. And throw in a bit of modesty.
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I recently learned how to weld, it was on my bucket list for years. Hint: get a mig welder, it's insanely easy to use. It's like using a caulk gun.

I concur with Justin about the canning thing, been wanting to get setup for that for awhile now.

I'd like to get better at identifying wild edibles. I can only identify a handful.

I want to try backpacking the Appalacian Trail. Been camping lots of times, but never backpacking. I even have all the gear, just need to do it.

I want to learn how to properly run a metal lathe. Got the Bridgeport down, but lathes scare me.

I'm sure there is more, but that should keep me busy for a few years.
spblademaker;166762 Wrote:All around nice guy: Big Grin Ok. That one could use a bit of polishing.

Yeah...I was thinking my "soft skills" could use a tad of improvement.

One thing I have always admired is what a true craftsman can do with only hand tools. Wood work, leather & blacksmith/metal work...I've dabbled in all three but I'm far from mastering them. I would like to have the time/money to pursue them further.
Hunting, to include cleaning and dressing the kill.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
I already know everything. Big Grin
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