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Terry's Story

I home school and my teen son and I are going to practice making loaf bread and biscuits outside on an open fire and camp stove until we see what works best for us. We don't know until we experiment whether a cast iron type Dutch oven will work best or whether we should construct an oven from rocks and clay such as we have seen in the pueblos of the Southwest. Of course, as a Southerner, I can make cornbread anywhere. I am beginning to find people in my immediate area of like mind and we are contemplating how to set up our communications with codes and practicing them ahead of time to work out the kinks. I am thankful that we already have guns, bows, hunt and garden and have a bored well, but I realize from my extensive lists that there is a lot to do.

Honestly, from the things I read on the internet, a lot of people don't have a realistic clue as to how to cope when the lights go out. Things may look fantastic on paper and very scientific and intellectual, but in actuality, you need a lot of practice and stamina to function adequately without all the things that society is used to having. I don't know if I will survive it all since I am over 50 and fat and have some minor health problems, but I am thankful that I have seen and done a lot of practical things in life such as scouting, camping, gardening, sewing, crocheting, canning and raising 5 children through some tough times. I really have a lot of know how from growing up in Tennessee and Georgia that will make me a good member of a survival group. I am planning that at least some of my descendants will go forward as soon as Grandma Terry gets them pointed in the right direction.

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