What would your ideal PAW job be?

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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by Braticus Caticus » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:04 pm

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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by JToth » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:21 pm

I would be a merchant/wood worker/welder. I would roam from establishment to establishment and trade off what I find on the road. I do a bit of welding and woodwork as it is, so I would also trade my services. Soldier for hire is also on the table.
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by Trent » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:18 am

ShovelBoy wrote:Because you know how to make prescription pills?.. Get looking at herbalism :wink:
Trent wrote:Assuming I make it through medschool, being a doctor would be a pretty sweet setup. Wealth, status, being wanted by every community...you'd be golden. 8-)
I kinda doubt that the production of pharmaceuticals would cease; hell, even Sudan had a pill factory for Clinton to bomb. :lol: Assuming access was limited though, what are some decent scientific works on medicinal plants? I know that aloe vera sap tends to help with burns, willow bark can be processed into a rather risky type of asprin, etc; but I could use some info beyond the basics.*





*However, the second I see the words "homeopathic", "naturalistic", or "gaia" in a quote unquote medical book, it becomes an aerial missile. :wink:

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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:31 am

Trent wrote:
ShovelBoy wrote:Because you know how to make prescription pills?.. Get looking at herbalism :wink:
Trent wrote:Assuming I make it through medschool, being a doctor would be a pretty sweet setup. Wealth, status, being wanted by every community...you'd be golden. 8-)
I kinda doubt that the production of pharmaceuticals would cease; hell, even Sudan had a pill factory for Clinton to bomb. :lol: Assuming access was limited though, what are some decent scientific works on medicinal plants? I know that aloe vera sap tends to help with burns, willow bark can be processed into a rather risky type of asprin, etc; but I could use some info beyond the basics.*




*However, the second I see the words "homeopathic", "naturalistic", or "gaia" in a quote unquote medical book, it becomes an aerial missile. :wink:

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Doc Torr wrote: Back OT: Story teller and bringer of spice.
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by fourway » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:54 pm

part of the reason that I got out of tech and into booze is that I think that being a distiller has more long term stability than being a network data security and risk analyst.
besides, I already had the skill set and I like making booze.

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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by Chops720 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:31 pm

I'd like to be the guys that secures the food. I like fishing and hunting, and my BBA in Marketing wont get me very far in the PAW.
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by Rev » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:58 pm

Walmart employee. I have my suspicions that Walmart would survive.
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by lailr » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:58 pm

Rev wrote:Walmart employee. I have my suspicions that Walmart would survive.

Can you say Umbrella?

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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by ZombieGranny » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:58 pm

Rev wrote:Walmart employee. I have my suspicions that Walmart would survive.
Who would resupply them?
Most of our goods around here come over the mountain passes in/on trucks.
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by velojym » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:32 am

ZombieGranny wrote:
Rev wrote:Walmart employee. I have my suspicions that Walmart would survive.
Who would resupply them?
Most of our goods around here come over the mountain passes in/on trucks.
Hmm... armored Wal-Mart truck convoys!
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by Voodoolove » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:02 am

I'd hope I'd get to keep doing what I love, and thats cooking. I seem to be able to make something out of nothing :D. Or maybe wild edible hunter such as mushrooms, berries and other yummy things...lol As long as it's food related I'd be happy.
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by SeerSavant » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:48 pm

squinty wrote:Zombie Wrangler. I'll round up the Zeddies and herd them onto treadmills, which are hooked up to generators. Dangle a rubber brain in front of them, and the lights come on. Or, you know, hook'em up to Zed powered rickshaws, employ them as mobile scarecrows/fertilizer (as they shuffle around the cornfield bits fall off and fertilize the corn.) That sort of thing. It's time we stopped viewing zombies as evil, and started viewing them as a resource. Like fire, edged tools and the internet, they can be dangerous if handled carelessly, but that doesn't make them evil.

Somebody needs to just put a desk and some paper in front of squinty and let him go :lol:

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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by RickOShea » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:52 pm

SeerSavant wrote:O.T.; of what I've read; count me in as a WalMart convoy security/driver...
How good is Chinese body armor?
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by SeerSavant » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:03 pm

RickOShea wrote:
SeerSavant wrote:O.T.; of what I've read; count me in as a WalMart convoy security/driver...
How good is Chinese body armor?

about as good as chinese drywall :oops:
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by CoolBreeze » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:17 am

Tough one. I have to have certain medications or I will stop functioning so hopefully those are relatively easy to reproduce. Assuming I can plan on living beyond the next couple months of my pill supply I am a jack of all trades. I would scavenge, rebuild, and repurpose items to aid the community. Scout out the neighbors and see if they are friendly or not. If friendly open negotiations to establish a larger community. If unfriendly observe and identify the leaders causing the trouble and pick them off. Try to turn them into a friendly group.
I would also like to work to minimize our reliance on metals. The idea of driving people back into holes in the ground to pull out ore and coal just bugs the crap out of me. If we're getting a fresh start lets try to do things better than we have before. Electricity is very popular because it is "Clean" but that is not accurate. The chemistry used in batteries is nasty and the whole mining/smelting process to produce wire and other components is not very desirable. Can these items be replaced with something organic? Don't know but might be a challenge worth looking into.
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by RickOShea » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:01 am

CoolBreeze wrote:I would also like to work to minimize our reliance on metals. The idea of driving people back into holes in the ground to pull out ore and coal just bugs the crap out of me. If we're getting a fresh start lets try to do things better than we have before. Electricity is very popular because it is "Clean" but that is not accurate. The chemistry used in batteries is nasty and the whole mining/smelting process to produce wire and other components is not very desirable. Can these items be replaced with something organic? Don't know but might be a challenge worth looking into.
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by ZombieGranny » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:47 am

CoolBreeze wrote:Scout out the neighbors and see if they are friendly or not. If friendly open negotiations to establish a larger community. If unfriendly observe and identify the leaders causing the trouble and pick them off.
If I'm your neighbor and you try to 'pick off' any of mine, we'll get downright unfriendly, fast.
Just leave us be and we'll do likewise.
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by Gingerbread Man » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:57 am

I'm thinking now I'd like to be a "Shuck and Jiver". Seems like I'd have some extra time during the PAW and that may be the best use of it.
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by RickOShea » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:13 pm

Regular Guy wrote:I'm thinking now I'd like to be a "Shuck and Jiver". Seems like I'd have some extra time during the PAW and that may be the best use of it.
That's not a bad idea really.....It could very well be the lingua franca of the post-apocalyptic world. BRILLIANT !!!
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by CoolBreeze » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:57 pm

ZombieGranny wrote:
CoolBreeze wrote:Scout out the neighbors and see if they are friendly or not. If friendly open negotiations to establish a larger community. If unfriendly observe and identify the leaders causing the trouble and pick them off.
If I'm your neighbor and you try to 'pick off' any of mine, we'll get downright unfriendly, fast.
Just leave us be and we'll do likewise.
You would have to be very unfriendly and a threat to the neighborhood before I would consider an attempt at picking you off. Grumpy and standoffish are acceptable. Raiding and pillaging are not.
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by CoolBreeze » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:08 pm

RickOShea wrote:
CoolBreeze wrote:I would also like to work to minimize our reliance on metals. The idea of driving people back into holes in the ground to pull out ore and coal just bugs the crap out of me. If we're getting a fresh start lets try to do things better than we have before. Electricity is very popular because it is "Clean" but that is not accurate. The chemistry used in batteries is nasty and the whole mining/smelting process to produce wire and other components is not very desirable. Can these items be replaced with something organic? Don't know but might be a challenge worth looking into.
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Awww it's not that funny of an idea is it? :lol:
I'm a "green" guy in that I would like to think humans are smarter than bacteria and can choose to do something other than eat, shit, and procreate until they die in their own filth. If we're in "start-over" mode its a prime time not to replicate all the mistakes of the past and try to find a more sustainable way to approach life.
Organic electric technology exists in nature (nerves, electric eels etc) but has not been developed and exploited commercially as an alternative to metal based technology.
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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by dogbane » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:10 pm

I want to be a judge in the PAW, using my Solomon-like wisdom to mete out proper punishments under the system of due process we survivors rebuild from the ashes of the old order.

"This is an official warning!"

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Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Post by squinty » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:11 pm

dogbane wrote:I want to be a judge in the PAW, using my Solomon-like wisdom to mete out proper punishments under the system of due process we survivors rebuild from the ashes of the old order.

"This is an official warning!"

"Sir, you are now on probation!"

"Bailiff, fetch me my banhammer!"

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