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Last minute tips for parents when the SHTF
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1496915:MV8xNTg3OTA4XzI2MjYxMTY1XzlCRDA0OTNB] I think we could lose up to 90% of the population in some areas due to hunger, illness from a variety of causes, lack of medicine, hygiene, stress, and accidents. We are not pioneers or well adapted to living without a lot of support. Our towns are not set up for the carrying capacity of the amount of their population. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/frontierhouse/families/whoswho.html If you can, watch this series. Your public library no doubt has it on DVD or VHS. Most of the pioneers failed in the American West. Simply cutting enough firewood to survive the Winter was a major issue. Not putting up enough feed hay was another. A simple error could be disastrous. This show is highly recommended of all the survival series, as they actually lived out there as the Pioneers did. Some very real stress resulted with at least one divorce happening. [/quote]
There are many free homeschooling sites with pdf files. It would be great to have them just in case there are issues.
Get medications that your kids need. See if your doctor will prescribe 3 months supplies for them.
Get some presents tomorrow for Christmas. Little gifts that you could give out not only then, but throughout the year as incentives. They'll really appreciate them.
Children can thrive in the woods as long as they have calm parents. They cannot keep up with your pace up and down tails. You've got to plan adequately if you do have to walk some.
Kids are used to incorrectly using a backpack since kids at school wear them in the wrong fashion, which adds too much stress to their lower back. You'll have to reteach them how to buckle it properly and position it higher than they used to wearing it.
Try to make gathering wood into a game. Teach them as much about nature as possible. Being quiet is as important as talking.
Kids love open fires. Tell stories. It can simply be times when they did wonderful things when they were younger. They love hearing how much you love and adore them. Even teens.
Hug and kiss them often. Be generous with your affection. Lavish it on them
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