Originally Posted by Pantisocrat
I'm almost done preparing for a nuclear fallout. I have most of the necessary equipments to survive basics like earthquakes, hurricanes, and home invasion. You can spend a ton of time for basics like choosing a tent, a gun, backpack, water purification systems.....and this of course includes all the other suggested hobbies--cooking, fishing, hunting, sewing, first-aid, cabinetry, leatherwork, etc. skills you'll need to survive in the absence of government or steady source of food--which need to be learned individually. If you don't have money right now, then spend time learning. Read up on disaster scenarios and practice how you would go about it when the shit hits the fan.
I'm afraid after I spent forever preping for such a catastrophic disaster, to be instantly killed ie, when i'm sleeping the roofing caves in and kills me, and I would not be able to use anything.
as others mentioned cooking is always great, rock climbing,
perhaps investing, if you don't already. You can spend a lot of time researching different companies etc looking for opportunities, start small with what you can afford, or just paper trade until you get money.
Start a blog, or a forum, or if you have a little to invest a small webstore. Make money on advertising via a blog or forum, or sell some products, maybe you'll turn it into a large business.