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Survivalism for Kids is a Family Matter

If you’ve got kids, it’s up to you to make sure they’re prepared.

Hello everyone! Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here again, and this week I’d like to talk to you about teaching prepping for kids. No matter where you live in the United States, there were native people who lived there before you. Whether you lived at the seashore, in the deserts, or in the mountains, those who predated modern technology knew how to live off the land. After the fall of civilization, you will be able to do so, too, and so will your descendants, if you take the time to teach them basic survival skills now.

Many species of animals are born nearly self-sufficient, acquiring the ability to walk and to fend for themselves almost immediately after birth. Humans, however, are not among them. It takes human babies at least a year or two to develop even the most basic survival skills, and nearly two decades to become independent adults. Because of this, they are dependent on you, the parent, for all of their needs and to stay safe from harm. If you are a parent, this will never become more apparent than it will in a SHTF situation.

Over the past 20,000 years, humans have steadily been moving away from the instincts and skills that allowed us to survive in the wild. Today nearly all of our basic needs are taken care of for us, courtesy of the utility companies, grocery stores, and other technological advances and conveniences that have allowed us to put developing survival skills behind us. Those of us who are survivalists know better than to adopt this potentially lethal mindset, and we aren’t going to let our kids get complacent, either. The harsh truth is, those of us who aren’t prepared won’t survive.


Reasons Your Kids Should Learn Survival Skills

Not only your kids, but your entire family, will fare better in a disaster situation if every member of the household can pull their weight. Read on to learn more about why it’s critical that your children are trained and educated.


Stewardship of the Land

Survival skills put your child in touch with the land and nature. Even if you live in an urban area, chances are there is national forest nearby. An astounding 1,600 people vanish in our country’s national parks each year, and while most are found, hundreds remain missing to this day. The sad truth is, many people simply do not know what to do when they don’t have the comforts of modern society, and they aren’t able to fend for themselves for any length of time. Don’t let your child be one of them.


The Collapse of Society

In today’s unstable world, wars are being fought, and social unrest rampant. The collapse of society as we know it could be right around the corner. Threats like EMP attacks, terrorists, natural disasters, and civil war are all too real. There is no guarantee the system we grew up in will exist for our children or our grandchildren. This is why it is imperative that we teach our children how to fend for themselves in any situation, and not only how to operate within society as we know it now.


We Are All Born with Survival Skills

Human children stay dependent for so long because our brains are large and complex relative to other species, and it takes longer for them to develop. Despite this, we are born with some survival skills hardwired in our brains.

  • Mammalian diving reflex – When infants are submerged in water, their heart rate decreases, which helps them to hold their breath. Incredibly, a baby’s heart can decrease as much as 25% to achieve this.
  • Language instinct – Humans are born with an instinctual ability to use language to communicate. This is likely because we are able to process sound and to hear our parents speaking while we are still in utero.
  • The ability to use imagination – Your child’s natural creativity can help them to find solutions to issues. Children use imagination to solve problems, and they can use their imaginations to place themselves in survival situations to figure out what they’d do next, as well.
  • Primitive ability to count – Did you know babies as young as six months old can tell the difference between groups with smaller and larger numbers of items? This is because humans are born with a rudimentary ability to count.

Join me, Rob Raskin, again next week for my follow-up post. I’m going to go into more detail about the skills your children will need to master if you want them to have the best shot in all situations.

Sigma 3 Survival School has an incredible four-part survival for kids video series. I’ve posted the first two parts today, and I’ll share the last two in the series next week. Share this with your children today!

Part 1 – Clothing Treatment Tips and Tricks

Part 2 – Dangers and Shelter

Sarah Sanders Rises Above Democrat Hate

“For me it’s all about family, and it always has been.”

I can hardly believe I’m typing these words: President Trump has announced that at the end of the month, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is stepping down from her position. After 3 ½ years of outstanding service to her country, the press secretary will be missed. Sanders plans to return to her home state of Alabama, where the President is encouraging her to run for governor.

Naturally, Democrats are using the announcement of Sanders’s departure as yet another excuse to rip her apart. Snowflakes can’t stand that the press secretary stood her ground and refused to give in to their harassment or media bullying. After mocking the press secretary’s appearance and questioning her morals and integrity, it should surprise no one that shameless reporters, comedians, and social media users on the Left are calling for Sanders’s career to be ruined and openly hoping for the worst for her.

It’s not surprising that the hate-filled Left is stooping to this level. After all, every time the press secretary owns them, she takes away their shot at twisting President Trump’s motives to fit their anti-American agenda.

Our Favorite Sarah Sanders Moments

In honor of this tremendous woman, who has been known to give as well as she got, presents this list of Sarah’s greatest hits. Sorry, Dems, but no matter how hard you think you owned Sarah, it was more like the other way around.


Sarah vs the Press

Sarah Sanders kept the out-of-control fake news machine in-hand by being tough with them. Upon hearing news of Sanders’s departure, members of the press admitted she was friendly and fair with them behind the scenes. As other press secretaries do, Sanders was loyal to the President, but that is where commonalities between her position and people who have held the position in the past end. In today’s contentious political climate, in which the opposition seems to have gone insane, Sanders’ role with the press became unusually difficult. Still, she managed these difficulties masterfully, despite facing harsh criticism from people who are hell-bent on opposing everything she and the President do or say at any cost.

CNN reporter Jim Acosta turned White House press conferences into a mockery by using the opportunity to manufacture self-serving drama. Sarah put a stop to that, saying, “This conduct is absolutely unacceptable,” and revoking his press credential. Sanders tore into veteran journalist April Ryan tried to project what she wanted to hear for her own story onto Sanders, the press secretary immediately shut her down by responding, “With all due respect, you don’t know much about me.” When it became clear that the press conferences were no longer serving their intended purpose due to Trump Derangement Syndrome, Sanders made the bold decision to break with tradition and stop wasting time with daily official press briefings.


Sarah vs Red Hen

Being a never-Trumper means constantly reinforcing the general public’s support for President Trump by displaying abominable behavior. One glaring example of this are the calls to harass Trump’s supporters and cabinet members in public. In June of 2018, Sarah Sanders and her family became targets of the Liberal mob at Virginia’s Red Hen restaurant, where the press secretary and her family went to enjoy a meal like everyone else in the restaurant. When the owner of the Red Hen chose to make a spectacle of Sanders to get press, more business, and five-star reviews from Democrats who have never actually eaten there, she handled the humiliating situation with absolute grace.

In a tweet responding to the inexcusable incident, Sanders wrote, “Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.” She wrote it herself, too, and didn’t ask a waiter to do it for her, as the owner of the Red Hen did when she wanted the Sanders family ousted.


Of Sanders, President Trump said, “She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!” We couldn’t agree more. Rob Raskin’s and would like to officially thank Sarah Sanders for doing such a fantastic job for America and for sticking to her values. Whatever you do next in life, and wherever you go, they’ll be lucky to have you.


See President Trump’s Announcement About Sarah Sanders’s White House Departure


Five Times Sarah Huckabee Sanders Took the Gloves Off



So You’re Planning to Leave the Country

It’s almost election time again, and we all know what that means: Many of us will once again vow to leave the country if the results don’t go the way we’d hoped. As elections continue to become more polarized and party differences grow more extreme, more Americans are electing to leave the US. While the number of Americans who renounce their citizenship is still quite small, the figure is steadily climbing, and in 2015 over 3,000 people gave up their US citizenship and left the country ostensibly for good. In the past the majority of people who left did so for financial reasons, but today more people than ever before cite political reasons.


Expat or Immigrant: What’s the Difference?

Many people are confused about the difference between being an immigrant and an expat is. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of an expatriate is “to leave one’s native country to live elsewhere or  to renounce allegiance to one’s native country,” while the definition of an immigrant is “a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence.” In other words, when you leave your country of origin, you will be an expat from that country and an immigrant in your new country at the same time. The difference is in intent: while the intention of immigrants is likely to be to remain in their new country, expats are motivated by a desire to leave a country, so they may not end up settling in their new country permanently.


Which Countries are Best for Americans?

If you are seeking a high standard of living in a country that welcomes US expats and that has easy immigration policies, you will definitely want to look toward Latin America, but there are many other places around the globe that are also desirable for Americans. The latest lists of the most ex-pat friendly destinations include Mexico, Uruguay, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, The United Arab Emirates, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Norway , and Svalbard, which is a collection of self-governed islands off the coast of Norway. So as you can see, there are countries on many different continents that would make excellent choices.


What if I Change My Mind?

While there are many struggles associated with repatriation, in most cases the people who choose to leave the US will be free to return to the country if they so choose. In the first quarter of 2015 alone, there were an all-time high number of reunifications. You do not have to renounce your US citizenship in order to live abroad, however, and in fact many Americans choose to retain their citizenship, their passports, and their voting rights here in this country even if they choose to reside elsewhere.  Whether or not you are able to do so will depend on many factors, including which country you end up calling home and for how long.


The Bottom Line

It is said that the trend of threatening to leave the country was originally started during the 2000 election, when the late director Robert Altman (Short Cuts, Cookie’s Fortune) threatened to leave the United States if George W. Bush won the election, but like most of these threats his was an idle one, and he was very much still a US citizen and resident at the time of his death six years into Bush’s presidency. The truth is the vast majority of people who say they will leave will never actually do so, but if you are one who actually does, this blog post should give you an idea of some of the countries you may want to look into first if you want to live a high-quality lifestyle abroad.