Kaylen wrote a post about the things one should consider about survival in a post-apocalyptic world. Sure, food and weaponry are at the top of everyone's list, but what are your marketable skills in a P-A (because post-apocalyptic is hard to type) economy? Kaylen is all set to crochet blankets, which will be great, everywhere north of Tennessee.
Medical personnel - you would think these folks would have it made in the shade. Not for help with zombie contamination. Everyone knows the "cure" for that is a haircut from the neck up. But who wouldn't trade their last jar of Jif brand peanut butter to have that pesky broken leg properly set?
Current and former Boy/Girl Scouts - that sounds like a transvestite club, doesn't it? But you can hook me up any day with someone who can start a fire, or cook a hot dog in a foil-lined box!
Farmers - once the Hostess snacks run out (because, let's face it, they never really spoil, do they?), we will be at the mercy of people who know what to DO with that wheat after it comes out of the ground.
Me? I am a teacher. I can prepare lesson plans that would knock your socks off! The Captain does something vaguely tech-oriented. We? Are dead meat. You'll be stacking our bodies like cord wood, as a kind of eat-through barrier for the undead.
What about you? What will you have to trade for your neighbor's stash of warm Mountain Dew?