I homeschool on a homestead and my kids are getting a healthy dose of building stick forts, fishing from an old row boat, and shooting squirrels with an old 22. Even my daughter was helping butcher deer and pigs by thr time she was 7.
Cars for one damn thing. 90s were way cooler than now but fucking hell our plastic shitty cars were mostly trash. You had such cooler cars by far. I'd have traded my Ford Tempo or Civic for a 57 Chevy in a heartbeat.
I remeber once when I was like 11 we built massive snow and ice igloos with the neighbor kids the days before the big storm and -20 weather hit so we could still go and play outside all day.
Grandpa was smart and told us to build em before the temp dropped or the snow wouldn't stick good enough to build them after..
We lit up a candles and that kept it about 50 degrees in the big hut. We played cards, marbles, and POGs so long we didn't even know the sun went down. Mom finally had to come drag us back inside.
As a kid I loved em. We'd load up our backpacks with em and a can opener and a tent and go camping for days at a time with no adult supervision.
Today the thought of letting a group of 8 to 10 year olds take off in the woods for a week during summer break with guns and knives would terrify most parents.
When I was 11 my grandad let me run a bulldozer on a worksite for hours unsupervised while he went and took a nap. He said "if you are tall enough to reach the levers and pedals, you're old enough to learn to use it".
This brings back some memories! My friends and I lived way out in the country so the daily ride was closer to 10 or 15 miles but we did the same thing.
We built a log raft with ropes and Hatchets and hand sawsbwe brought in out backpacks and anchored it out in a lake. We'd catch and cook fish all day. Sometimes we wouldn't even be hungry when we finally got home.
If we didn't get back before dark tho it was our ass!
Even if the plants survived an EMP how long do you think the people manning the facilities would stick around? One week in vast numbers of essential workers, police, military, and EMS would dissert to be with their families trying to survive and find food.
Keep in mind this includes prison guards. Most of the inmates would simply be released by the remaining guards or escape.
At the end of the day Jesus is our only salvation. In the meantime if we get nuked or EMPd' at least we'll be a bit more comfortable and not have to watch our kids starve to death before the, hopefully soon, return of Jesus. The only people that will survive more than a year or two at most will have to be in massive well stocked bunkers. You're talking about a setup in the millions, probably tens of millions.
Aside from the obvious fact that few could even afford it if they had the inclination; who the fuck wants to live in a bunker for a decade? Not me. That's not living.
I'd wager that the average person wouldn't have the mental strength to stay in a bunker for more than a month or two before going crazy and getting suicidal.
Nearly every vehicle newer than 1974. We'd be looking at 80-90 percent mortality, cities being the hardest hit. Most would die from starvation or malnutrition related injury and sickness. The rest would be murdered for scraps or become victims of canabalism.
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