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This is a fascinating mental exercise. What would you need to know to survive (or thrive) in the year 1000. In a way it’s almost an apocalyptic question as well… when the EMPs disable all our technology, what will you need to know to re-build it from the ground up? The comments section on this post is where the meat is, so don’t just read the original post.

Time travel back to 1000 A.D.: Survival tips

Londenio, a loyal MR reader, asks:

I wanted to ask for survival tips in case I am unexpectedly transported to a random location in Europe (say for instance current France/Benelux/Germany) in the year 1000 AD (plus or minus 200 years). I assume that such transportation would leave me with what I am wearing, what I know, and nothing else. Any advice would help.

I hope you have an expensive gold wedding band but otherwise start off by keeping your mouth shut. Find someone who will take care of you for a few days or weeks and then look for employment in the local church.

[From Marginal Revolution: Time travel back to 1000 A.D.: Survival tips]

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June 24th, 2008 at 4:40 am

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