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Last minute tips for parents when the SHTF
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1110734:MV8xNTg3OTA4XzMzNjQ3OTQ1X0ZENUQxQjkz] River Hydraulics http://watchman2012.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/hydraulic.jpg Sometimes on a river, it picks up speed and creates rapids. These happen as a result of the natural deposits of rock and sediment as the water channels downstream. In the graphic link above, the water churns and increases in velocity and doubles back on itself. If someone gets into it, they may become trapped and have to wait until it kicks them out. They can try to make for the edges or to shore, but they can exhaust themselves as they fight against the rapid. Worse, if the formation of rock creates a cave or the flipside of the graphic above, then the churning creates a “washing machine” effect and they swirl in a submerged state. Other detritus has been caught by it in the past, maybe branches and their clothing can get hung up on it. If so, unless the hydraulic spits them out, then they can drown. In rapids, you're moving from one dangerous spot to another in very brief seconds and then maneuvering the next one. Your shoulders and arms will burn from the exertion. Few people can do it for two days if Class 5 or more. No one should attempt whitewater unless they're experienced, know the river, can read the signs, is in a good mental state, paying attention, blah blah blah. [/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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