When you have kids, it changes the way you prep. Not just when it comes to gear and the kits you have to make and constantly be changing to fit their needs, but also your plans and especially mindset.
When we have children, especially young children, we have to be an advocate for them in every aspect of everyday life; this includes preparedness. We have to make sure their bug out bag is set up specifically for them, that they have morale items, they have proper snacks, clothing, comfort, etc.
The sooner we can train them about security, self-reliance, outdoor skills, etc., the better. One of the best ways to teach out kids about how to be prepared for life, the outdoors, emergencies and disasters; is to just do it.
Don’t tell them you’re teaching them these skills for any particular reason; just do it! Get out and make a fire. Teach them about how to be responsible with money. About personal security. How to react during a natural disaster. And so on.
Best of all, make it fun! Nobody will want to reenact a stressful situation and it could make them fearful of whatever you were trying to teach them.
I sat down with Dale and Lisa from The Survivalist Prepper and had a great chat with them about how we can prep with kids.
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Conquer tomorrow, by preparing today!