No, this post is not about storing diapers and baby formula for WTSHTF, but perhaps that should be another post. What I’m interested in now is discussing transferring your survival ninja know-how to the next generation. I think, in many cases, this may be your most critical task to accomplish on your TEOTWAWKI to-do list. Why? I’m inclined to think today’s generation of kiddo’s has a far greater chance of experiencing SHTF troubles than the rest of us. Why? Two reasons mostly:
- Peak Oil – demand continues to rise, resources don’t. It’s coming to a head and sooner than most people think.
- Ticking Global Population Time Bomb – click on the link if you didn’t read my previous post on the subject and scope the chart. A lot more people competing for fewer and fewer resources, like food, energy, and water. Something has got to give. Global wars will be fought over these resources.
Preparing the kiddo’s really comes down to teaching them. Knowledge is power. Showing them the way of the survival samurai is not something you need to go out of your way to do, just include them in your activities and preps as you should be doing anyway. Take them in the garden with you. Make it fun, give them an entire row in the garden to call their own, let them select the veggies, help them can them, etc. Enroll them in a martial arts class if that captures their interest. Teach them carpentry skills, how to change the car oil, etc. Take them hunting, fishing, and camping. Show ’em how to
work the chainsaw skin a buck and run a trout line.
The only thing I might advise AGAINST doing is scaring them with apocalyptic visions. We all KNOW the zombies are coming for our brains, but the kids don’t need to know that . . . . not yet.
– Ranger Man