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I have a little bit of experience with carpentry and masonry from two years of a building trades class I took in high school. I'm going to start looking for a way to get into an apprenticeship.
Before I get to my other points, what do you suggest to an 18 year old boy about to graduate from high school, whose parents know about peak oil but don't believe it's serious enough to do anything yet?
I have very little outdoor know-how, as I'm usually at a computer desk (which also means I'm out of shape) which I'm sure will put me at a disadvantage.
I'm very alarmed, and I'm trying to figure out what to do to plan for the future.... that is within my grasp. Although I'd very much like to attend college, it looks as if it isn't a wise choice at this point.
I don't even know where to begin - I've read some some threads here with other 18 year olds who have posted, but I've noticed an inconsistency in the urgency among people about the situation. Some think it will be in less than a year, some think 10-20 years. I'm very confused.
What kinds of things should I start doing right now to prepare? I have no job or job history, no credit, etc. so it's not like I can go somewhere to support myself on my own yet. My dad will never believe me about the urgency of the situation, and he won't allow me to do any planting in the yard for food.
Thanks in advance.
Abacourix wrote: Although I'd very much like to attend college, it looks as if it isn't a wise choice at this point.
He spat up the Red Pill, and was reattached to the Matrix. He is not The One.pedalling_faster wrote:anybody ever follow up with the original poster ?
pstarr wrote:He spat up the Red Pill, and was reattached to the Matrix. He is not The One.pedalling_faster wrote:anybody ever follow up with the original poster ?
Cog wrote:Go join the Marines or Army infantry for 4 years.
pstarr wrote:Cog wrote:Go join the Marines or Army infantry for 4 years.
He already did. He has PTSD, lives in Section 8 housing, and has a rosy future as a pawn-shop security mook.
Cog wrote:Since the poster identified himself as a sit behind the computer lard-ass with no work experience and no plans for college, I will give different advice. ...
Better man-up since the future won't be basket weaving and sitting on your ass like you do now.
EOTWAWKI wrote:My advice: No matter how bad it gets, life will always be good for some people. Make sure you are among that number by planning your career in an area that will always be in demand and make sure you excel at it. ...
I doubt we are going to see a "Mad Max" like earth of a few survivors in your lifetime. Or "the last few hundred human beings huddled around the arctic ocean and Antarctica" even in your grandchildrens lifetime.
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