Users Online Now:
GLP Poker Rooms
GiveMeGossip.com - Gossip Forum
Donate To GLP
Back to Forum
Back to Thread
REPLY TO THREAD
Last minute tips for parents when the SHTF
Ms Sans Serif
In accordance with industry accepted best practices we ask that users limit their copy / paste of copyrighted material to the relevant portions of the article you wish to discuss and no more than 50% of the source material, provide a link back to the original article and provide your original comments / criticism in your post with the article.
[quote:Anonymous Coward 4393568:MV8xNTg3OTA4XzI4NjY2NDAwX0VENTJEOTJB] Practical Strategic Thinking What are the chances in your area of a disaster? Has your area ever experienced drought, floods, hurricane, earthquake, heavy rains, dust storms, ice storms, etc. Start by pulling up Google Earth, and do a quick search for 300 mile radius, and note water sources, roads, cities, elevated areas, uninhabited areas, forests, and grasslands. All of those things will help you decide on an extraction strategy based on an increasing need or desire to bug out. Hopefully it's not ever necessary, but looking now is the best way to plan a "run to Aunt Sally's farm" now while things are stable, then say trying to do this from a road map with no elevation markers (like a topo or relief map), and no satellite imagery from the Internet. Having it all printed, clipped, and in a folder would be superior planning and vital intelligence to help your friends and family who haven't planned. Then do progressively smaller analysis getting down to your immediate area. Know where the closet wood, water, hunting, and gathering areas are crucial. Thinking like this can be an alternative strategy game versus playing a computer war game that is simply entertainment. Think how you would send a minor expedition to gather from an area 2 miles away and return in the safest manner by routing on the map. How long would it take? What would you need to carry? What would be some useful items? What's the minimal gear, and how could you most safely go and when? If people are traveling more than 2 miles, then it's very possible for an overnight situation to occur, based upon a minor accident like a sprain, a broken bone, arriving too late to harvest animals or plants. Is there a way to make baskets in the area to transport it back? Is there a way to make a sled to haul it back? Two miles may sound very close to home. In reality, on good roads in safe condition, you can run two miles in sixteen minutes. If sedentary it could take more than twenty minutes. If hurt, it could take an hour. If two people are carrying a third, it could take two hours. If crossing up and down trails, or worse traveling cross country and trying to walk carefully at night, it could take much longer. Traveling at night in unfamiliar area in the woods with no lighting is not at all recommended. Thinking about this, imagine a much more densely populated area with higher safety issues and many more people stripping out local firewood and water. This can mean traveling much further than two miles. See? Five and ten miles might be necessary, and both of which might mean having shelter based upon weather and temperature and natural materials to make them out of and carrying shelter. These kinds of things are ways to prep mentally, now while it's stable, rather than later with almost no intelligence on local availability. For example, while you might no a place where a vital medicinal herb grows, it might not be safe to travel later, and hence multitasking and gathering it while also in the area for something else. Let's say you wanted to gather delicious persimmons. They grow, but you cannot harvest them until they mature AND have a strong frost to remove the tannin. Persimmons are full of glucose, taste good, the seed can be stored to replant, and it's a fun activity. Never neglect opportunities for a teachable moment in family life if it's safe to have an outing and give everyone a breather. Most of the gathered fruit will be high, and mean a good long branch to gather them. A tool can be made by attaching a basket to the branch to scoop off many and catch them, else you drop them onto a blanket and possibly bruise them. This means having to either make the tool before, or making it on-site with local materials. Almost certainly this means needing cordage which you made prior to make the basket section. Almost certainly you'll need a basket to bring them back to prevent bruising too. While there, it would make sense to gather other medicinals, pine needles for tea, cordage plants, wood for bowls and tools, etc. See? Tool making and gathering and cordage making all takes time and elbow grease. Your two mile journey could easily become an overnight stay. If you didn't harvest the persimmons and other materials, they might go to waste and fall as humus for the forest soil, or eaten by birds, or be gathered by someone else while you're family is hungry and needs edibles and materials. It takes quite a bit of planning to move a family through to a destination of five miles, in order to get back in a day, and considering eating, drinking water, and safety. All of these things like knowing the terrain, what plants or animals are available, how to harvest them, how to get there, how to carry them, etc are things you can plan and learn now. [/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
Pictures (click to insert)
Big Round Smilies
Aliens and Space
Friendship & Love
Misc Small Smilies
View All Categories
Next Page >>
EXCLUSIVE: LEAKED REPORT PROFILES MILITARY, POLICE MEMBERS OF OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANGS
A key source clues me in on TPP code of silence
It Is Mathematically Impossible To Pay Off All Of Our Debt
"Raider Focus" - Colorado Braces For Largest War Games Since WWII
ObamaFail: Affordable Insurance Rates Set To Skyrocket 50%… Again
GOOGLE TONE SHARES LINKS TO COMPUTERS WITHIN EARSHOT USING BEEPS AND BOOPS
Sweetener Stevia Was Once Hailed As An Anti-Fertility Agent for Population Reduction
SIX BALTIMORE OFFICERS INDICTED IN DEATH OF FREDDIE GRAY
False Alarm of the Day: Someone Called 911 After Seeing Car With Stuffed Tiger on Roof
Americans Have No Idea What They Are Eating
City Council Votes to Ban Mind Control Weapon Use Against Residents
Obama’s Education Secretary Wants Government Boarding Schools
Is This Global Drought Being Caused By The Systematic Destruction Of The Hydrologic Cycle?
“Smart” Meters Halted by Regulators in Indiana
Whites moving to Detroit, city that epitomized white flight
Hackers Stole More Than 1 Million Records from a Health Care Company
Wall Street’s Hot New Financial Product: Your Rent Check
Obama Links Islamic Terrorism to Climate Change
World Trade Organization Overrules U.S. Country-of-Origin Rules for Meat Products
Wave of medical police state refugees to flee California if SB 277 signed into law
40 Percent of Unemployed Have Quit Looking for Jobs
Special Operators Are Using Rapid DNA Readers, The Police Will Be Too Soon
NYPD Admits They Have Been Arresting Too Many People, Considering Amnesty For 1.2 Million
BP oil spill caused biggest dolphin die-off in Gulf history – study
Google Fiber users suspected of downloading illegal content may find automatic demands for money
Disclaimer / Copyright Info
with questions or comments about this site.
"Godlike Productions" & "GLP" are registered trademarks of Zero Point Ltd. Godlike™
Website Design Copyright © 1999 - 2015 Godlikeproductions.com
Page generated in 0.005s (5 queries)