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Old 07-07-2019, 08:07 PM
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A few weeks ago I was updating a few items in my GHB and my 6 year old grand daughter was watching and asking questions about everything. One item that caught her attention was the small wood burning stove I have (pictures at bottom). I told her it was a stove to cook on in an emergency. She wanted to know how it worked and I showed her how to put it together one time. She went all through the house with it explaining to her mom and grandma how it worked and showing them how she could put it together herself. Fast forward to tonight. I got some new mountain house pro pack meals in and decided to add a few to my GHB. My grand daughter saw this and asked about the food. I told her it was for emergencies and she said Ďlike that stove?í I said yes, it was food to cook on that stove. She then asked to see the stove again... and proceeded to put it together, go out in the yard and get a few sticks, break them into pieces and put them in the correct spot to light them and cook.

So if the world collapses, and I die, my grand daughter has the ability to get into my gear, get my stove out and put it together to fix food if she has too.

Iím very happy about it.

Next up, hunting and fishing. (She can cast her little rod and fishes for her cat with a practice plug on the swivel already)

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I taught my sons/daughters, my grandchildren & (now) my great-grandchildren survival basics from as soon as they could comprehend "why" they should "how".

All of whom, make me PROUD, as they are good at survival thinking & tasks.

Eventually, some of which exceed my own skills.

For instance, one of my grand-daughters is better with my 50 BMG, from 500 to 1000 yards than I am.
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Early/first lesson needs to be "loose lips sink ships"

Young children are OPSEC risks, even after having the above lesson
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Cool beans. They are fun when they are young since they enjoy learning that stuff and pick it up quick.

i have a surplus sterno stove that I keep in my truck with a couple cans of sterno. When my son was 4 and we were having a bad fishing day and he was tired of exploring around shore I taught him how to use it (my wife was not so happy I taught him to use matches) and ever since then if we are shore fishing and he gets bored he gets it out from under the backseat and lights it up. He then goes around asking everyone if they want soup or sketti o's and heats them up in the can (open) then grabs a pair of leather gloves from the glove pockets in the doors and serves them up. He can open cans with my p51 can opener, but still has trouble using the can opener on his SAK. He can do it, but really has to work at it.
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YOU CANNOT force them to like what you like.

My kids grew up in a house in the woods. (2 boys)
Hunting, fishing, camping virtually available to them 24/7/365
Guns everywhere(in this time it would be child endangerment) Could shoot anything any time since there is a 100yd range on the property.

THey don't
hunt
fish
camp
shoot

Try as I might, they would rather be on their computers and be honors students all the way through college with degrees in Chemical engineering and computer science, individually making more money than my wife and I did in a year together. They have families and great employment success,
BUT
THey don't
hunt
fish
camp
shoot

I lay awake nights still trying to figure out what I did wrong.
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They are being taught by outside forces that money will save them.
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Obviously not their main focus now...but...remember they do have the know how when something occurs
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THEY know HOW
They just do not care to...

I...I... Just don't get it................
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I wouldn't say you necessarily did anything wrong... Your first line pretty much say it all

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YOU CANNOT force them to like what you like.
And you never know... one or both of them may come back at some point and show interest...

My son was in the woods ALL the time... Loves hunting, fishing, shooting, etc...
My daughter was into her studies and was an honors student all the way through med school... Makes more money in a year than I make in 5...

In her college years, she did want a gun, got her CCL and I bought her first pistol and helped her with the mechanics and safety of shooting, but she was never really "into shooting" other than occasional practice at our home range...

But, she got married 3 years ago, and in the last few years she and her husband have really gotten into the fishing and boating thing... they are even trying a little camping... and she asks me why she never got into it before...

You just never know...
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Agreed - you just never know.

My parents were worthless, as parents, as teachers, as providers. Not bad human beings, but terrible parents.

Now, my grandparents, on the other hand...fantastic!!! I learned so much from them. Most of it just from being around them so much, helping them do things. I don't think they really intended to teach me any of it, it was just their way of life and the way their generation functioned. Seems weird, but even as a kid I knew I was lucky to be around them so much.

I'm doing my best as a parent to teenagers right now, but I'm also looking forward to doing this with grandkids.
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The little shoes on my front porch, give me a lot of joy. Youngster are like clean slates, because you can teach them so much about life & how to survive & thrive in it.

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jfountain2, you are a GREAT grandpa!

With a GREAT granddaughter!

You can tell her I said so.
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YOU CANNOT force them to like what you like.
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They are being taught by outside forces that money will save them.
My husband was raised to hunt, fish, camp, shoot, use a slingshot, use a bow...in fact all 3 of his brothers were taught the same. All of them later went on to join the Marines.
My husband CAN do all of those things but he doesn't LIKE them. Well, except the shooting part. He doesn't like hunting or fishing but he does it often enough to keep up his skills. One brother owns a few guns and goes to the range but doesn't do anything else. One brother does it all. My inlaws do as much as they still can do to age.
I was good at it all until I spent 25 years on call for a hospital. Having to be within 15 min of the OR nearly every time you have a day off, isn't really having a day off. You can't go hunting, or fishing. The skills have waned, except the shooting and other skills have evolved in their place.

ALL of us were raised AS preppers, all college graduates with fantastic jobs and NONE of us think money will save us. That has nothing to do with it. You teach what you can and hope (most of it) sticks.
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I taught my sons to hunt and fish, both still do and are good at it, Besides that they were in scouts so I believe they had well rounded outdoor education.

They also can run a chainsaw and do auto/home repairs, both collage educated and like todayís generation if they want information they google it.


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jfountain2, you are a GREAT grandpa!

With a GREAT granddaughter!

You can tell her I said so.
Today she learned what a ferro rod does.... grandma and mom were not happy

I will tell her you said she is GREAT.


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Good for you Jfountain2, for some reason grand kids seem to be more receptive than your own kids. Not that I am complaining, all of our kids can get by on their own but I wish I could have taught them more when they were younger.
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teaching your kids a lot of stuff can backfire on you big time.

I had good parents and a great dad. but he never made a point of teaching me anything.he just assumed since I was there while he was doing stuff like welding,torching,working on trucks and tractors,butchering animals, and doing everything a 300 acre farm needed, that I would learn it. well I did but it would of been better if he took the time to give me little pointers and help me a bit.

when my son was born I made a vow that by the time he graduated high school he would know everything I knew and could add to it with his life experiences.

well I taught him and he learned it all. hard work above all. ive worked with him in the hot sun and in freezing cold and he never disappointed me.

how did he repay me? he got a engineering degree from a very prestigious school and moved 600 mi away.
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That’s awesome! I trying to teach my son new stuff all the time.
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More preparedness training for my little angel! First karate class is this Thursday.
She’s only 6 (7 in December) so hopefully she will like it and stick with it.
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Awesome. Training never goes to waste, it might be long somewhat forgotten but should the need arise, that training can snap right back. Having to figure out how to do something from scratch can be really hard, but it can really help if you have at least seen it done before.
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