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Skills you don't know but would like to.
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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.
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#2
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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#3
I've always wanted to learn how to sew. Basic leather work is on my to-do list as well.
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#4
Field surgery and medicinal use of plants (no, not that) always interested me.
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#5
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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#6
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
Herbalism
Gardening:
Fly fishing:
Field surgery: Does the patient have to live?? Shrug
Canning:
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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#7
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.
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#8
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.
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#9
Hunting, to include cleaning and dressing the kill.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#10
I already know everything. Big Grin
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