Have you ever seen the movie The Matrix? In it, the hero Neo gets his brain jacked into a computer that enables him to instantly learn new skills. "Whoa dude, I know ju-jit-su."
Sometimes it's nice to daydream that all the hard work we need to prepare for a life of declining and expensive energy (and hopefully, sustainable and resilient communities), could just be done with a wink and a wriggle of our noses and a twitch of our fingers.
So here's the game: what three skills, useful in a post-peak era, would you pick to instantly become black-belt proficient in? But NO magical skills. No mind-reading, teleporting fire-throwers today!
Here's my three:
1. Sustainable agriculture - permaculture, annual vegeculture, soil fertility
2. Healing - herbal medicine and field medicine
3. Defense - security, alarm systems, martial arts, krav maga, weaponry
How about you?