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Last minute tips for parents when the SHTF
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1110734:MV8xNTg3OTA4XzM0MzkyMDA0X0JCQzM0RTMw] Planting garlic Here's a link to planting garlic. It's one of the easiest plants. It's too late to plant this year, as typically you plant it around the time of the autumn equinox. http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/Growing-Garlic.aspx [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe7rCL6dbsY[/youtube] Don't plant it where you planted onions before. There's a onion pest called onion thrips. If you find them, apply diatomaceous earth in the Spring. Garlic likes apple, pear, cucumbers, lettuce plants. Use companion planting as much as possible in a supportive role to get the best yields and naturally protect plants from pests. Many give off natural peticides through their roots or when they degrade. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_companion_plants You should print out that chart as it's extremely valuable. Here are ways to preserve garlic. Never attempt to preserve garlic in oil as that a definite way to get botulism. http://www.vegkitchen.com/tips/preserving-garlic/ [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpuU2qLuylU[/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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