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Old 03-28-2015, 06:07 PM
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Jjr: I like the way you state it. That has been the way I felt all these years. My kids have enjoyed modern conveniences, however, I have spent their formative years teaching them HOW to do things for themselves. I use to hold the view that they would automatically take up that way of life. Hasn't always worked out that way. My kids will all tell you that I have taught them to not be afraid of hard work and to earn the reputation of a hard worker that people could count on. I have had them come back and thank me for teaching them that way. They don't do all that I taught them for themselves today, however, should the need arise, they do have the skill set to call back on, pull themselves up by their bootstraps and get to taking care of their families by the sweat of their brow. I hope to have enough land away from the hustle and bustle one day that should they face a shtf scenario in their own life, they have a place they can retreat to and fall back on what they were taught all these years so they can take care of their families.
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It always amazes me that getting physically fit is never part of prepping.
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OK..... For many, being fit can be a significant advantage...

This seems very individual dependent... For instance at my age thinking about being in shape includes "round"...... All considered I am pretty well in shape compared to my peers.... This is key in my estimation... Me and my peers are going to be different than you and your peers...

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OK..... For many, being fit can be a significant advantage...

This seems very individual dependent... For instance at my age thinking about being in shape includes "round"...... All considered I am pretty well in shape compared to my peers.... This is key in my estimation... Me and my peers are going to be different than you and your peers...

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I absolutely agree that "fit" is in context and sometimes includes "round"!!!! But being as fit as is practical/possible is a better prep than stockpiling and the people who stockpile the most are the least likely to be working on fitness at all.

I just don't understand the level of prepping that some people do without ANY focus on improving fitness.
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I just don't understand the level of prepping that some people do without ANY focus on improving fitness.
Agreed. Fitness along with developing a very good set of working skills seems to be on the lower end of the list for many of the "preppers" that I see on many of the survivalist boards.

Just starting to ramp up the physical work this spring, after a relatively sedate winter period .... and I can certainly feel that the body needs some serious activity. By June, everything will be back in fully operational condition.
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Default I think the original post has a lot of merit

The author I think has a very good point. When we try to get people to prepare, we should get them to think about their own lives.

I often ask the simple question, "what would you do if the power went out?" And then I talk about some of the ways the entire grid could go down. (Terrorist attack - after 9/11, that's a very real possibility. Human/computer error - We've all used computers long enough to know, They crash!)

I personally have very fond memories of going to my grand parent's place, which did not have a modern stove. We did our winter cooking on a cook stove. It also heated about half the house (a wood furnace heated the rest)
My Mom remembers when they got Electricity on the farm - 1953, before that, they HAD to use kerosene lamps, and the cook stove for heat.

I also feel that MANY people would be better off, if all the cell phones were to be inoperable - they would actually have to do something, and re-learn how to actually talk to each other.

After spending the past 25 years working in the computer field, I now am enjoying gardening, canning, and wood cutting. I sleep much better, and my stress level is WAY down!

If the power were to go out, the things I would miss the most are my Electric tools (cordless drills, sawzall, table saw, etc.), but I still have a brace and bit, hack saw, and hand saw.

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After spending the past 25 years working in the computer field, I now am enjoying gardening, canning, and wood cutting. I sleep much better, and my stress level is WAY down!
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How true. I always say that raising your own organic food probably doesn't really help your physical health at all, but it dose wonders for your mental health.
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