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Last minute tips for parents when the SHTF
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1496915:MV8xNTg3OTA4XzI2MzEzMDM1XzM0MTAxMDc2] A Rocket Stove made only using bricks A rocket stove is the simplest and most efficient wood burning stove for cooking. It uses a minimal amount of wood, which is crucial when the whole neighborhood is scavenging wood. If you don't help organize this post-SHTF and teach people, then THEY will use up all of the available wood. Meditate upon this. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSMR2ANIZ7E&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Anyone can make it. Bricks are easy to find. Many people have left over bricks laying around, or use them with brushed-in sand to make a simple patio. You can harvest them easily with a simple chisel and mallet. Solar Ovens Solar ovens are used in many 3rd world nations to keep the villagers from stripping out trees for cook stoves. This is a far superior way, but getting people to use them is problematic as it requires longer cooking times and planning and sun exposure and patience. When the wood is stripped out, then you can expect a switch to this. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emnyDUaIKrM[/youtube] The easiest solar cooker using scavenged materials. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC6-MMRHJdw&feature=related[/youtube] [/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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