Take the time to learn skills now. There are many to suite every individual, SKILLS THAT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE.
Would you have a skill someone would barter for?
Nothing give a sense of accomplishment more than fixing, constructing, or designing something that has a practical use.
There’s no way of telling quite how different life after a major disaster or serious collapse of society could be, but humans are remarkably resilient, so life would certainly go on. One thing is certain, though: in the aftermath of a widespread disaster or the collapse of civil society as we know it, you’ll want to have useful skills that you can barter or trade with. Once society collapses, bartering will become a business. Once the ‘short duration expendables’ are consumed, you won’t be re-supplying, you’ll be making your own or doing without. From turning your own arrow shafts, to cutting arrowheads from old license plates; from building filtration weirs to filter water, to needing copper tubing to make ‘wood-fired-water-heaters’. Knowledge will be the real money.