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@normar330701 wrote:

I know what you mean. I finally had to sit my 40 yr old  Son down, look him in th eye and explain, Son, you have to learn how to manage your own affairs. Eventually I will die. I'm not kidding!  All a mother can hope for is that her children can take care of themselves and you can't so what will you do? " 


@NJSmirk  Good for you for having that talk!  I hope it redirected your son's attention and abilities.

 

When people hear about my unorthodox childhood, they generally recoil in horror (some have flat out called me a liar) but I tell you what: having to take full responsibility for myself at a tender age has served me well. I can build shelter; hunt, raise and forage food; make medicine and even weave the fabric for clothing. What I have no skill for is living in a city: LOL!

 

 

 

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I know what you mean. I finally had to sit my 40 yr old  Son down, look him in th eye and explain, Son, you have to learn how to manage your own affairs. Eventually I will die. I'm not kidding!  All a mother can hope for is that her children can take care of themselves and you can't so what will you do? " 

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Many of our younger people dismiss advise from their Seniors. How ever if we ever come into a major disaster, would the younger generation know how to survive.? I'm not so sure. I have a couple of Nephews that can fish and hunt but I also have two Nieces that can't sew a button on or cook a meal. Very smart Colledge grads with no clue. They can't check their own oil in the car, they wouldn't know how to start a fire, or put up a tent.I'm sure you have experienced something simular.

It's going to be up to the older generation to teach the young ones how to survive. To secure a shelter, prepair food, store food, make clothing, shoes, tools, weapons, medical supplies, etc. Our job will be to teach.


@NJSmirk Oh man, during the recession I taught, wrote columns and articles about and blogged survival skills until I was blue in the face. I was constantly amazed at the low level of information people had about the way things work and how to do stuff for yourself.

 

 

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"...It's going to be up to the older generation to teach the young ones how to survive....".

 

Nah. Cull the herd. Two days without internet will kill them anyway.


@retiredtraveler Full on belly laugh! 

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"...It's going to be up to the older generation to teach the young ones how to survive....".

 

Nah. Cull the herd. Two days without internet will kill them anyway.


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Many of our younger people dismiss advise from their Seniors. How ever if we ever come into a major disaster, would the younger generation know how to survive.? I'm not so sure. I have a couple of Nephews that can fish and hunt but I also have two Nieces that can't sew a button on or cook a meal. Very smart Colledge grads with no clue. They can't check their own oil in the car, they wouldn't know how to start a fire, or put up a tent.I'm sure you have experienced something simular.

It's going to be up to the older generation to teach the young ones how to survive. To secure a shelter, prepair food, store food, make clothing, shoes, tools, weapons, medical supplies, etc. Our job will be to teach.

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