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Last minute tips for parents when the SHTF
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1496915:MV8xNTg3OTA4XzI2NDA1NjI3X0MyODY3QTdE] SIGH How to use a magnesium fire starter [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFaq-J-j5DQ[/youtube] I'm including this video to show you to light a fire with a magnesium fire starter since I read a post that sounds like the person hasn't done it before. What do you see that's bad about this method, right away? It buggers up your main tool: your knife. GREAT job there ace. It does burn very hot. It does work most of the time. It can save your life, but doing this regularly will seriously damage a knife, not at all ideal. Many people don't know this, but a real magnesium fire(not this kind) will get bigger is really going and the if wet with water. Here's a little better video, at least showing them prepping the material into some grasses. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1I0PN1HJLI[/youtube] The flint and steel always works well, but it is very hard to start a flint and steel fire with a lot of experience. Not at all a preferred method for emergency fire starting. [/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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