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Posted on 07/18/2011 6:16:11 AM PDT by 30Moves
I just got asked by my local TEA Party to speak to the group about being a "Prepper". I have always kept quiet about it since I live in a rural area I assumed my neighbors knew how to "rough it" and grow things. Much to my surprise - they don't! So, I will start with basic survival prep and if they want more I will go all the way down to rendering fat to make soap and how to trap/kill and dress animals.
I am also going to document "skills" of our members so if TSHTF will be able to help each other out. One lady can make clothes, one has 40 acres to grow food, one has a lumber mill, etc.
I am so excited - I was brought up by parents who lived through the depression and they taught me all sorts of things - and now I can share them. I also have the Green Beret Survival Manual which I will reference but I probably won't mention the section on cannibalism. Ha
I am shy by nature so this will be a first. :)
This is a wonderful opportunity — I’m guessing you’ll be setting up lesson plans on what to teach and how, maybe you could share them with FR — maybe later publish them?
You are doing a wonderful service. Your own Duel Survival. Now just don’t start going pare foot and growing your hair. LOL
Yummmm, Tea partiers! The other white meat! Seriously, have fun and good luck!
Heh, not me, FReeper 30 moves.
You are doing a wonderful service. Don’t worry about being shy! When you are able to discuss something you truly know... any sort of shyness will disappear. Good luck and have some fun with this task.
One family might make it. Ten families working together will make it.
If you create a ping list, please add me. This is the first year I have tried my own gardening, trying to produce at least a little food. (Heretofore, I have relied on provident relatives who already know how it's done. I have canned food many years ago, but have really forgotten how--in what order one does things.)
Congratulations - and best wishes for a successful presentation and a happy audience.
I want to echo Judith Anne’s statement. Any chance that you could share with us Freepers and for us that have no common sense?
After you give a presentation or two, consider presenting in front of a web cam and make a few videos. Web distribution will reach a far greater audience than in-person presentations.
Ditto - congrats, and please add me to a ping list.
The reality is that after all that work you did prepping, someone with bigger guns will just come in and take it.
To be honest I don’t know how a ping list works.
I forgot to mention in my original post (somehow I think it matters) I am a 55 year old woman.
All I know can be found on the internet but I am printing out everything I need in case of no electricity or no internet. I am ready for the return of the 17th Century if needs be.
My family all like this sort of thing also. Over Thanksgiving we always have a “survival” game that takes place in my woods. Last year we had two hours to start a fire, find food and build a shelter. I did pretty well but made my shelter only big enough for myself and not my partner. Every woman for herself? :)
Thanks for all the encouragement!
Sounds like you have defeatist mentality.
I will protect my family and what I have to survive until my last breath.
I will not give in or give up or, as in your case, not even try.
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