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In about two generations we lost so much survival and self reliance knowledge it is hard to believe. That is the power of time and convenience. Suddenly, knowing which plants rid you of a headache no longer mattered. When you can cheap otc drugs at will, who needs willow bark?
Thankfully, we have seen a resurgence in these skills and we are seeing an explosion in the self-reliant mentality. This is a blessing. Now, what happens over the next few generations? Do we lose these skills again?
The handing down of skills and knowledge is completely up to the parents. The parents have to electrify the children and immerse them in situations where they can understand these forgotten skills and find value in them.
Bringing children into the natural world is by far the most important thing you can do. Not only are there great opportunities to teach but you will generate a feeling of understanding and appreciation for this world. Teachers and schools are doing their best to teach the children about our earth and how to preserve it but real life experience
The next generation of prepper is going to have such an edge thanks to the growth of the industry and efficiencies created. Still, simple tasks can be done today to get kids involved at a very young age.
- Building an Emergency Kit
- Physical Fitness
These are all great opportunities to explain to kids why its so important we prepare for tough times.
As parents we carry a heavy burden but we also have access to the greatest of rewards. The only way to understand that balance is to keep pushing to isolate our kids interests and link them to the important parts of life. In dong this we can affect the whole world!