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Colony?

Posted by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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I just started watching Colony...it's actually kind of interesting. It's a 10 week experiment with 10 volunteers from varied backgrounds to rebuild civilization after an apocolyptic event. No running water, no electricity, etc.

I'm trying to think if I have any 'useful' skills...certainly not from jobs as a music teacher & software product manager...I have done a lot of camping but that's about it. Yikes!

How do you think you would fare?
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Babujai
by Bronze Member on Aug. 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM
Probably not well. I'm not outdoorsy. I can do manual labor, but I have none of the special skills they'd probably be looking for.
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Shari55
by on Aug. 19, 2012 at 8:30 PM

I wouldn't do well, although I am outdoorsy and I can do manual labor. I do adapt and am a quick learner. 



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the3Rs
by Platinum Member on Aug. 19, 2012 at 8:40 PM
So far they've built a water filtration system, daisy-chained a bunch of old car batteries to produce electricity (they're holed up in an old car factory), established a rain water collection system, a way to manually flush toilets, created a makeshift stove & manual laundry - in addition to making new shoes from tires, scavenging food & water. And we're only on episode 2! Pretty interesting stuff.

Right now they're trying to make a generator & fighting a lot with each other.
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cjsmom1
by Platinum Member on Aug. 19, 2012 at 8:44 PM

They'd be screwed if I was there. I wouldn't be any help at all.

the3Rs
by Platinum Member on Aug. 19, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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I'm taking notes, LOL! I now know how to filter water if needed (assuming you can find the materials).
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rissarin
by Gold Member on Aug. 19, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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I'd like to think I would do well, buuuuuuut I think I'm giving myself too much credit....haha.
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Shellness
by Michell on Aug. 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I would hope that I would do ok. I would not want to be in a hot climate though. I would hate to not have tissue too and soap!

rissarin
by Gold Member on Aug. 19, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Yes, if it was hot I definitely wouldn't fare well at all!

Quoting Shellness:

I would hope that I would do ok. I would not want to be in a hot climate though. I would hate to not have tissue too and soap!

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leahbeah143
by Leah on Aug. 20, 2012 at 11:11 AM

 

Quoting cjsmom1:

They'd be screwed if I was there. I wouldn't be any help at all.

 lol I don't think I would be useful at all either! I hate camping , so I think I would curl up into a ball and wait lol

mbenit4
by Member on Aug. 20, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I would not do well. I have no skills that would be useful to the colony.

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