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Last minute tips for parents when the SHTF
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1496915:MV8xNTg3OTA4XzI2NDE0NzQ5X0Y3N0FENDFF] Prepping and History A long time ago, a group of people elected to leave their civilized existence on the Eastern coast of the USA and move west. In order to do so, they purchased certain carefully chosen supplies, got in covered wagons, and moved great distances to homestead. The reasons were varied, but in general they were seeking land ownership and more freedom. Many of them had some level of training, or they sought training to understand how to cope. They didn't just go and hope that they could do it. They learned skills that would enable them to cope. This takes time, but mostly the talent was honed on the prairie, where there was lots of time to improve their skills. I've used the term greenhorn. It's an term that goes back to the 1600s, which makes sense as that is the time that colonization began to the New World. A green horn was the result of a novice jewelery maker. At the time, cameos were broaches fashioned from materials of horn or ivory. Some people still like them today. Cameos are generally a very light beige or pale white color. If improperly heated they could warp and turn green. A novice became known for their errors as the honed their taught skills to make these cameos. They were laughed at, sometime not unkindly, and called “greenhorns”. The greenhorns might make something that looked like a cameo, it just didn't look perfect or was marketable. That was fine; it was a practice piece. They didn't quit; they kept honing their skill. They didn't have the ability to forge, not very many did at all as it requires its own tools and skills, and so specialists came to the prairie. Because blacksmiths could only make it with a lot of customers, they tended to live in more concentrated areas, but made money as village folks came into town to resupply, or as people passed through westward and bought what they'd broken or lost or forgotten on the trip. Most pioneers bought the tools they needed, and then made do with the tools they had, or made modifications in the field, and sought the advice of old hands who'd been living in that area for awhile. They mentored them some, exchanging friendship and promises of future assistance, the precursor to villages. When the crops came in, they made a little money, enough to feed and care for themselves and their animals, put back some seed, stored their food for winter, and if they had some money left over from all of that, bought tools. Like the pioneers of long ago, the successful prepper is not just the people who store away food for an emergency. They are the ones who learn life skills that will help them survive and thrive, learn to grow crops and animals, learn to make do with the tools they have, save their money to prudently purchase new tools, etc. Successful preppers do not think about bugging out, that's not their strategy. The people who desired to be pioneers prepped as good as they could, and bugged out in small movements from town to town to resupply, eventually making their way to a destination, not just moving westward haphazardly. There were reasons for this. There was a limit to how much the pioneers could carry in their wagon trains. May took too many personal items that they couldn't part with...until the wagon got too heavy for their oxen. They took food, water, and money. At times they could hunt, and get fresh game, and locate water since they couldn't carry what they wanted due to weight. Then they knew that blacksmiths lived in certain areas and they could get those items in that location, but of course it might take time to fashion them, so this was an uncertain strategy. If you look through the multiple postings I have written you'll see that while there are temporary things you have to do to survive, mostly the goal is to make changes in your thinking to learn skills to become a prepper, not just survive for 72 hours from a bug out bag. It takes a lifetime to learn many things as our occupations, education, parenting, all take up much of our lives. [/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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