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Last minute tips for parents when the SHTF
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1110734:MV8xNTg3OTA4XzM0NDk0MDQ5Xzk5NzA5OEVE] The safe method of acquiring mushrooms post-collapse Gathering wild mushrooms is very risky. I would hesitate to do this cheifly because several times in history trained members or even leadership in mushroom societies have accidentally gathered the incorrect mushroom type and poisoned themselves. It seems very risky to me that even an expert can make a mistake. The only kind of wild mushroom that I would gather are morels. You would be lucky to find them. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeQ4_47eaPA[/youtube] They are a very unique looking mushroom. Other than that, the best way is to deliberately cultivate Shitake mushrooms from spore kits onto prepared oak logs. One could hand saw these and soak them and create the holes with a hand drill. http://c3.casa.com/images/products/p/hyv/hyv-2038_1z.jpg [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGi6cVYtgeg[/youtube] To do this well, you need a source of wax to plug the hole after placing the spore plug in, and by doing this you eliminate cross-contamination from other competing fungus. You still must carefully harvest in case some other species naturally comes up. [/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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