"Interesting thread idea. I think in this day and age, even illicit skills are fairly learnable through books/internet (a search for lockpicking on Amazon proves this). As for emergency situations, I think you just do what has to be done. If you need…"
"I'm nowhere near a mechanic's ability and still feel completely stupid when it comes to working on cars. BUT, I do know general maintenance and can figure out most problems/repair what needs to be repaired. It helps finding people that…"
"Be very very careful doing electrical work in your house. Have a test meter ready and ensure all power is off for the circuit you're working on. It would suck to need a kick-start with no one around."