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Last minute tips for parents when the SHTF
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1110734:MV8xNTg3OTA4XzM0Mzg2MTk2XzM3Q0Y0MDg1] For a long time, I've wondered about the best way of making a bowstring. Scott at the Living History School has made a yew or osage orange bow from scratch, but here he makes a bowstring from a deer hide. First it's scrapped, then treated with lime. If you didn't have lime on hand (most gardeners keep it), then you'd use wood ashes. You could also use the leached tannins from acorns as well. Then you tack it and dry it into rawhide. Afterward, you cut it into a spiral pattern and twist it rudimentally twist it together using the rope method previously detailed (see earlier postings). Then you spin it even tighter into a bow string. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmjLF0IxF0E[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UavC7zKH224[/youtube] All of his videos are great! [/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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