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  •  The scouting programs and camping used to (6+ / 0-)

    help us develop these skills in our kids.  Urban life made self-sufficiency more difficult because natural elements are not at hand: no wood, no foraging for food, no open fires for cooking and warmth, etc.
    One has to look at all events as providing teachable moments, and the weather systems have provided many.  But simple things like locating the exits to any place one enters are seldom taught anymore.  Those of us who grew up during the Civil Defense era in the forties and fifties understand the importance of situational awareness, preparedness and safety drills.

    Building a better America with activism, cooperation, ingenuity and snacks.

    by judyms9 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 03:00:57 PM PST

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