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Last minute tips for parents when the SHTF
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1110734:MV8xNTg3OTA4XzM0MzI4MTUyXzM2NzhBNDAy] Norovirus post-catastrophe After an SHTF event occurs, several common things come into play. People lose sleep. They live in crowded unsanitary conditions. They eat foot that isn't perfectly prepared. Clean water is difficult to find. There is less availability of hot water and soap. The norovirus or Norwalk virus is a very common result of living in close quarters under these circumstances. It's the most common form of gastroenteritis The symptoms are often severe watery diarrhea (not bloody) and vomiting. Everyone has had a bought of vomiting and diarhea, this is far worse than then norm. The person feels weakened and out of sorts. They shed the virus, and anyone around them will probably get it despite renewing efforts to clean up more thoroughly. The virus may stick around for several weeks too. You can get reinfected. Having it once is no guarantee that you won't get it again. Ordinarily it lasts for three days, but under crowded conditions you might easily acquire it again. When a disaster strikes, it's not like normal conditions in which there is a ready supply of electrolytes and medical attention. Food and clean water may be very scarce, and that declines as time goes on. Expect children and elderly survivors to get it, and then more and more healthier people to acquire it as well. If you've ever seen it or had it, you know just how crazy things become. If you have many people sharing a common bathroom, or living in rudimentary shelters, then you know it will happen. There is no cure for a virus, it has to run it's course. Despite all the diarrhea cures, they really don't work. What they do is slow down a spastic intestinal system to allow people's systems to calm down. In this case, it's better to allow the virus to be eliminated within reason to get it out from the intestinal tract. The only way to really help is to isolate the sick person as much as possible and have infected people use the same bathroom versus another one for healthy people. They also shouldn't be around food being prepared nor help in the kitchen at all. This means you have to be vigilant about food prep and sanitation. It's very likely that during the course of it through a household, that the strongest person who's the primary caregiver will end up with it last, right when they're taking care of everyone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norovirus http://www.medicinenet.com/norovirus_infection/article.htm [/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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