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Guest Post:How to Mentally and Physically Prepare Your Kids for Disaster

Those who are concerned about a coming social and governmental collapse are frequently dismissed as kooks by outsiders. However, there is plenty of precedent in history for massive social collapses that occurred very quickly.

One mysterious collapse that has haunted many is the collapse of the Mayan empire in the Yucatan peninsula. Apparently that collapse happened over a 5 or 10 year period and nobody really knows what happened. Their society was very advanced yet it suddenly fell apart. All their buildings were deserted.

Those of us who are in the know can see the signs of something liked that happening here.

The situation is especially worrying for those of us who have children. Not only do we worry about what kind of world they are going to inherit, we also have to worry about preparing them to survive if the collapse comes in the next year or two, which some people expect.

We need to make certain our children are strong, mentally and physically.

The best way to make our children strong is to teach them the actual skills they are going to require for survival in a world where stores and distribution systems may take decades or longer to be reestablished.

The kinds of skills that many kids are learning today with computers and social media will not be useful in a world that may be lacking electricity.

Think for a few moments about the skills your child will need to survive in the coming world.

Knowing how to plant and harvest a crop will be essential. It will also be essential to learn how to process, cook foods, and preserve food.

As we all know, the skills of hunting, fishing, and processing game are required survivor skills. Teach children to stock up on dehydrated food. You can start off by teaching them about emergency food preparedness.

In addition to learning the basics of getting their next meal, you have to teach your children how to erect all sorts of shelters.

When they are young, you can teach them to set up a tent. As they get older, they need to learn some basic carpentry skills that are not dependent on power tools. This means going back to the basics of using hand saws and hammers.

The future may not have electricity. Well, there may be electricity eventually, but we may have several decades without it.

The most crucial information that you must absorb is that these survival skills must be taught to boys and girls equally. There is no point in deciding that cooking and gardening are for girls and hunting and fishing are for boys. Both sexes will need to know all the skills necessary in order to survive the coming period.

About the Guest Author

Agnes Jimenez is a professional blogger and writer. She writes for many online establishments and supports those ones that offer practical lifestyles to consumers.  As a frugal living and emergency preparedness advocate, she recommends FoodInsurance.com for families who are looking for high quality food storage and emergency kit supplies.  You may connect with Food Insurance in Facebook.

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2 comments to Guest Post:How to Mentally and Physically Prepare Your Kids for Disaster

  • We homeschool our young sons and we incorporate those skills into our learning. They are young now (oldest is almost 8 years old) but they really dig learn all kinds of age-appropriate “survival” skills such as building a fire and foraging for wild edibles.

  • ferndale

    i’d love, love, love to read more about this topic.

    we’ve always let our boys play with hand tools and explore how to use them and build things. our boys spend a lot of time in teh garden planting and harvesting (maybe someday i can get them to do some weeding, too). our oldest is interested in being a “rescuer” of some kind and he’s put together a “rescue bag.” that was his idea, not mine.

    what i lack is the ability to talk to them about the “why.” part of me wants to protect their innocence. part of me doesn’t know how to talk to a 4 year old about what is changing and why. another thing i’d love to hear about is how you know your kid is old enough to handle firearms.

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