Best way to mitigate the need for certain professions is to gain those skill sets yourself.
Granted, easier said than done but it can be done.
Join the military to gain expertise not only in small arms, and small team tactics, but leadership, logistics, communications etc.
As Swampy said, take away the modern medical support and doctors just got kicked back 50 or 100 years. An EMT course followed up by a NOLS WIlderness EMT course can get you by a lot of medical issues, at least physical ones.
Some basic biology equipment can get you a small lab to do basic testing. College level biology class with a lab can help you get a foundation of lab procedures.
Farmer. Get out there and become one. Read a lot. There are online classes you can take, Cornell offers a number of them. They have a great small farmer website.
Most farmers are their own vets, or at least if you do not want to incur medical bills.
If there is a skill set, say blacksmith, your group needs do the cost/risk analysis, then make a decision.
The blacksmith has a family, well that comes with gaining that asset.
How group dynamics play out I think is a yet to be seen issue. Take it as it comes along.
Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:36 am