There are lots of books and movies about society having to start over due to an apocalypse of some sort. Watching parents form "pods" for teaching when our educational system had a drastic change made me think about this some more. I'm not here to discuss "Pods" or any such topic as a political or current event. Hearing stories for hears about "preppers" and skills they are learning to survive a major change makes me question whether it is really worth all of that but then I realize how few survival skills most, including me, would actually have. But what would you be able to do if society as we knew it didn't exist? Do you know people with other skills? Would you know how to preserve meats, find safe water or make existing water safe, build a house if you had to move, grow enough food to feed a family, make simple machines to help with lifting, etc?