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You think you’re ready for anything because you’ve been prepping a long time? Your food supply looking good? Your water supply in place? Your medical supplies on hand?
How ready is your family? “Great,” you answer. “We’ve discussed all the possible things that can happen and what we should do.”
That’s what I thought about my troops. Then I decided to run a little experiment. I chose a Saturday when everyone was home, including grandkids and some of their friends.
My Little Experiment
All I did was disconnect the satellite TV dish from the box. You would have thought World War III had started.
Within minutes I had a riot brewing as my hamshack was flooded with hysterical kiddos. They stormed in announcing that they couldn’t get their favorite programs. In fact, one said, “It feels like my umbilical cord has been cut.” (She’s the dramatic one.)
I acted surprised. Soon the room was filled and from all sides they were demanding that I do something and that I do it right now! I went into the living room, looked at the TV and said, “Yep, it’s not working.”
They weren’t amused.
Grabbing my phone, I made… Continue reading
How to Teach Alertness Skills by guest blogger, Granny O., Michigan
Granny here. Let me begin by saying that I don’t intend to go over old ground. Every insult that can be thought of has been said about Preppers being a wild-eyed fringe society who tote guns to keep people from stealing their food supplies while training their children to be fearful of zombie apocalypse attacks.
Nothing could be further from the truth! I’m grandmother to several children whose parents are Preppers and even though I say it myself, they’re delightful, normal kids who do none of the above.
In fact, I think they’re the most fortunate children in America because they have wise parents who are training them to be prepared for whatever may come and to be self-reliant. Who could argue with that?
As a former school teacher and elementary school counselor, I can’t resist teaching my grandkids something when they’re with me. But I sugarcoat it in the form of games and they seem to love it and beg to spend the night whenever they get the chance.
I really thought I’d invented this game until that TV… Continue reading
Dumbing Down America
So, another week has gone by. Is it just me or are you noticing that most things are getting more and more surreal?
Weapons for Enemies
Yesterday I watched the President of the United States stand at a podium in Vietnam and announce that America will now sell modern high-tech weapons to a Communist dictatorship where approximately 212,000 US troops were injured and/or killed.
By “sell” I mean he is giving them a basically unlimited line of credit for these weapons. Of course, most of the news channels are blaring away about how wonderful it is!
Predators in Public Bathrooms
Let’s not forget that public bathrooms are now legally open to predators! Plus if our schools don’t allow the predators in their bathrooms, then government is threatening your state, saying “Kiss your federal dollars goodbye.” We sent those federal dollars to Washington in the first place..
For those of you who haven’t already started, it looks like it’s time to dust off the home schooling skills and prepare to be a teacher.
When we lived in Alaska, we home schooled our boys because spending three to four hours a day on school buses seemed unfair… Continue reading