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Confidence Born of Preparation

Children this age can assist in your family’s preparations, they can collect wood, set up camp, gather food, and other things that you deem appropriate for your child to do. With adult supervision, they can undertake many of the tasks that you do yourself, and therefore learn them so they can handle the situation if this happens when they are adults. Having a child tag along with you while you get together your items, purchase your bug out items, and put them together will assist them in knowing what is needed in the event of something happening, as well as...

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As children enter their teenage years is it important to teach them a sense of responsibility. Giving them tasks to do when a bug out situation is imminent is vital to assisting you in making sure your family is taken care of during this crisis. Giving them a task to perform is essential for all children at the age where some amount of responsibility can be given.

Here are some things your pre-teen and teenager can learn from you and be able to perform during an emergency:

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Shelter in place means staying indoors until you are given an “all clear” or told to evacuate the area. There are many reasons you are asked to shelter in place including an active shooter, tornado, or chemical, radiological, biohazard, and more.

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Preparing takes some time and planning, but you don’t need to do everything immediately. You can do it step by step. First you need to make plans that have to do with your location and what types of disasters occur where you live.

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Even on short trips, hazardous conditions could occur to make travel impossible, and leave you stranded. Before you scrape the ice off your windshield and head out in the elements and dodge other drivers. This article explains some things you can do to make your winter driving much safer.

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