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Home School Prepping/Survival Science Course (FPEA Orlando 2014 booths)

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 Does anyone have any information on a home school curriculum for Emergency Prepping? I found a few things at the FPEA home school convention this past weekend and a few other sites.

Here are a few things I think should be on the agenda:

  • Clean Water Production 
  • How to make a fire 
  • Building a shelter 
  • Emergency Medical situations including first aid, wound care and CPR 
  • Hurricane/ Tornado/ Earthquake/ Tsunami preparedness 
  • Stockpiling 
  • Outdoor cooking 
  • Hunting
  • Fishing 
  • Navigation 
  • Archery 
  • Plant study –edible vs. poisonous  Herbal/ plant remedies 
  • How to call for help 
  • Skinning and cooking chicken, deer, etc 
  • Tent skills 
  • Canoeing 
  • Skill handling of predators: snakes, bears, alligators, poisonous plants, spiders, ect
  • Canning and Growing foods 
  • Rationing  Learning to live without a tv, electrical device or cell phone  


I found the following at the Orlando FPEA convention:

1- STEP -a four week summer camp for women ages 15+, training for Emergency Preparedness (Christian based). Skills Training for Emergency Preparedness. They teach Spiritual disciplines, Personal disciplies, Hiking, Swimming, Physical training, CPR, Camping, Survival Skills, Fire building, Fresh water production, Shelter production, Navigaion, Water/Canoe safety, Basic Electrical, Plumbing, Household maintenance, Auto maintenance, financial planning, budgeting, etc. and course information

2-Alert Aademy

The Air Land Emergency Resource Team (ALERT) ” training and service program that transforms boys into men and trains them with the skills and attitudes needed to serve those in need. Our training is Bible-focused and service-oriented for ages 8+. From their website : The Air Land Emergency Resource Team (ALERT) began in 1994 as the vision of a home school father. He recognized that many young men lacked not only a sense of purpose and direction, but also the attitude of servant-hood that Jesus Christ had commanded His disciples to maintain. This father also observed that government entities were often taxed beyond their limits when significant natural disasters struck, or when other large-scale needs presented themselves”

3-Civil Air Patrol : from their website : Cadets fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape, and push themselves to new limits. If you’re dreaming about a career in aviation, space, or the military, CAP’s Cadet Program is for you. To become a cadet, you must be be at least 12 years old and not yet 19 years old. Cadets meet 2 hours per week and one Saturday per month, on average, and also have opportunities to attend leadership encampments, career academies, and other activities during the summer.

4- JM CRemps, the boy Survival Store – this was my favorite booth!!!! So much fun survival stuff, books, everything . Here’s the site with survival books. Look around site, they have toys, gear, and books for ages 3+. I think you’ll enjoy it too. They have info on fishing, woodcarving, firebuilding, hunting, camping, space, everything you can think of.  You could probably prepare your own curriculum with one of these books and a few supplies.

5-4H Clubs: I know people say this is great, but I can’t seem to understand it or find a way to get involved. Ive left messages, left my phone number and never got a call back. I’ve attempted to go to welcome meetings and ended up riding in circles for the address. Maybe it’s not for me, but worth looking into. I have friend who has all her kids in it (Maryland) and they love it.


Popular book :
Preppers complete book of disaster readiness by Jim Cobb 


GENERATION JOSHUA: This isn’t a prepper course, but I think it’s awesome. It’s a one week camp to teach/ motivating children ages 11-18 about government, legislation, congress, lobbying, etc. This is run through the HSLDA (from what I understand). I heard some people have received financial aid through their states to attend this camp. The have scholarship awards and free classes to members (35 for membership or $25 is you are a member of hslda). Check out their site :

From their website:  “The Vision of Generation Joshua is to assist parents to raise up the next generation of Christian leaders and citizens, equipped to positively influence the political processes of today and tomorrow. To accomplish these goals, Generation Joshua provides training opportunities for teenagers. Our goal is to use these opportunities to challenge teens to stand up for what is right, to grow in their own beliefs, and to learn about how they can make a difference in their communities and nation. At Generation Joshua, we believe that real leaders must stand for their beliefs. Many of today’s “leaders” do not actually want to lead; they just want to be the top person in charge. That is not leadership, it is celebrity. True leaders want to lead people to make a difference and to stand up for what is right. And that first requires the leader to have a core set of beliefs upon which to act….. We, as Christians, are called to be good stewards of our family, our community, and our nation. Generation Joshua provides opportunities for youth to be good stewards in their communities (through our club program) and in our nation (through our Student Action Teams).

Author: Ancient Paths

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

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