Prepping kids

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Starkeychick333
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Prepping kids

Post by Starkeychick333 » Mon May 06, 2019 9:43 pm

I have a 7yr old daughter who I need to consider in beginning my prepping. Having children to plan for is a whole different ball game from the 'standard' single bloke facing the world on his own scenario!

I have always brought up my daughter to be independent and she pretty much is, but now I am thinking about how I 'train' her to be part of 'prepping'.

What are you all doing to plan for SHTF and kids?

Yorkshire Andy
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Re: Prepping kids

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Tue May 07, 2019 5:11 am

Have a power cut night ... No TV no mains lights etc

Get out the board games and make a night of it, our 8yo isn't a fan of the dark ... When she was 4 we had a power cut mini melt down later gave her a torch... Problem solved

Go camping and enjoy the outdoors
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Re: Prepping kids

Post by Deeps » Tue May 07, 2019 6:50 am

Not sure what you consider SHTF but Andy's suggestions would be more along the line of practical 'prepping' for kids. Keeping kids amused is half the battle so if there's no lecky have you got other toys, books etc.

Basic first aid and where you keep some important bits and bobs could be handy too, maybe too early to show her where the gas, water and lecky isolations for the house are but maybe in a few years.

Are you someone who goes camping or has other outdoor pursuits ? If so is it something your daughter could or would be interested in ? Are you a gardener ??

Figure out what works for you guys and enjoy it, especially with kids, no point pushing them into something they don't like, it can push them the other way.

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Re: Prepping kids

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Tue May 07, 2019 9:07 am

Oh and don't forget a fire drill but don't scare the crap out of them !

Our night time drill is kids lay on bedroom floor and await to be rescued by us.. then we will escort them where they need to be....

Our room where escape ladder is or out the front door...

Daytime it's get out the house stand by the shed or front gate
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Re: Prepping kids

Post by Arzosah » Tue May 07, 2019 9:56 am

There are a couple of threads on here about schools and their attitudes to first aid and emergency events ... checking them out might be a good idea to know what issues there might be.
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