As I got older, I discovered that some of the things I learned growing up was worth while and other things were a waste of time. Things like reading, writing and arithmetic are good foundation skills. I also realized how restricted freedom had become.
History was good but only if what you learned was honest and not full of propaganda. It seems to me we are breeding the ability to survive out of the American. America is a great country compared to others but we are becoming softer everyday. Our restricted freedom due to frivolous lawsuits and fear of offending someone has set Americas latest course.
In the news I read of people in survival situations spending their last moments using their phones to call and say goodbye to love ones instead of using their strengths to fight. They’re life to be taken away by someone who may or may not be a citizen of the U.S. The killer who deep inside they’re heart truly hates America.
Survival is fight or flight, kick the bastards ass or put distance between you and the bad guy. It’s not curling up in some damn restroom calling mom and dad to say good bye. I personally plan to die with my pants pulled up.
Our schools are teaching art, music, science, math and an untruthful variation of history. I doubt George Washington crossed the Delaware standing up in a boat in blizzard conditions. I would like to see other skills taught that are more adapted to life.
Focus on dealing with current situations for life training
More physical fitness, health education, home economics and work experience. Baseball, football, basketball are all great sports but cross country running is what got me prepared for military basic training. Boxing or Aikido would go a long way in putting bullies and school shooters in their place. You would sleep a lot better at night knowing your son or daughter was able to put “Charlie” the child molester or “Stevie” the shooter in his place.
Being shot in the back while running away with my ballistic backpack just doesn’t do it for me. I would rather make you die for your country and beliefs before I have to die for mine. Recruiters today will tell you our children are not fit , strong fingers but that is about it.
Making America Great Again should be more than a political saying it should be real goal. How about teaching our children first aid, healthy diet and cooking skills home economics, basic auto mechanics , home building and repair skills so they have an understanding of whats involved in doing these tasks.
Emphasis on ethics and morals
Several years ago, I went into a tire dealership in Denver Colorado to get a tire replaced and immediately caught the service manager in a lie. He told me I could not replace just one tire on my vehicle that I would have to do all four because of some non existing air pressure sensor that would trip a check engine warning light. I politely walked out, won’t do business with liars. If I had not learned basic vehicle maintenance I would not have know better.
The same goes for all these magic warranties they push, miss one service period or go over the mileage and boom the warranty is void. I owned a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee drove it 324,000 miles did my own minor maintenance before giving it to my neighbor who needed a second car but could not afford it. His skills are actually better than mine so I expect he will get another 300.000 miles out of it.
Basic first aid importance
When I was a teenager, I watched a guy fly a hundred feet through the air after being ejected off his motorcycle. He had struck a car that turned in front of him. I knew enough to have a receptionist call 911 from a nearby business but that was it. I couldn’t medically help him and could have easily made matters worse had I removed his helmet or moved him.
Knowing what to do goes along way learning First Responder first aid helped resolve those issues. Scene safety, CPR and mouth to mouth was hammered into me for years. I took EMT training after leaving law enforcement just to enhance my skills. Learn , practice, do it.
Basic care of self
I learned sewing skills later on serving in the infantry. I learned to sew, attaching patches and field repairing my uniforms to survive the Field Training Exercise’s but did not start cooking until my mid thirties. You won’t be shopping for new clothes after the Apocalypse so you had better learn how to mend them.
While living in Denver I took interest in clay pot cooking picking up my first covered clay pot.
Clay pot cooking is a variation of a native American cooking tool which uses lower heat, long cook time makes a mean meat loaf. The three kitchen items I wouldn’t live with out, A clay pot, lasagna pan and a percolating coffee pot.
Basic mechanical skills
I learned practical mechanical skills while doing improvised jeep and HMMV repairs. This was so we would not have to walk back to the barracks. My skills were honed while doing hitch wiring, installation and maintenance upkeep on rental equipment while working for UHaul. Learning how to safely raise up a vehicle to do an oil change or change a flat tire. This could prevent many accidents.
I’m not saying we all need to be Navy Seals or Delta operators. Education, physical fitness, team work and tolerance will go along way toward surviving a bad situation.
That is what it will take to Make America Great Again. If we as a country don’t move to get America back on track, our country will be no better than any other third world country. Its time to Reset America and Restricted Freedom. To be the Proud, Free and Brave people that we once were. To give Honor to all those who gave their lives so that we could enjoy our Freedom!
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Ralph Tcat and EndPrepper