I know today’s episode was supposed to be about water catchment but somehow i got off topic and started about learning a trade. Sometimes a decent episode comes out of my rants.

Learning a trade can be one of the best ways to learn a skill that can be with you for the rest of your life. There are many trades out there but i talk about welding because that is the trade i went to school for. Learning a trade is one way to have very little student debt or avoid it all together. When i went to welding school i paid $4,100. now the same program costs $8,400 and you can check it out here.

Now considering that the average starting wage for a welder is $33,277.00 thats not too bad of return on your investment to lean a skill that will be with you the rest of your life. Also in about 10 years there will be a shortage of people in the skilled trades when the last of the baby boomers retire in the next 10 or so years so the average salary is probably going up.  So if you want to hear about learning a trade that will be with you the rest of your life listen in today!

You can hear my episode on buying a welder by clicking the picture below.


Also check out our friends at zulusurvival.com It is a newer survival site with well written articles on survival and preparedness written by Lee Morgan , a very active member of our community. I can say with all confidence Lee probably has the most researched articles around. He is an animal when it comes to research!!  Go check his site out !!

We also have Gardening in 2 minutes with Holly and Joey Baird from the Wisconsin vegetable gardener.com so please check them out !!

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