WHAT KIND OF FUTURE?

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@Kandae11 (38704)
September 22, 2017 10:43am CST
How prepared are we to face whatever we are dealt with in the very near future and beyond? We hear of wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, monster hurricanes - which may soon reach the level of category 6 - and don't forget the threat of man made disasters. I am thinking of our children, grand children and future generations - how will they cope in the face of a disaster which takes away all of the amenities which they presently enjoy?. Perhaps survival training should be a priority in schools - back to the basics. What do you think? After the passage of dangerous hurricane Maria through Dominica - there was no communication with the devastated island. It was only through Amateur radio (ham radio) which needs no internet or cellphones to work - that bits of information managed to filter out. Ham radio had its origins in the late 19th to early 20th century.
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@andriaperry (53434)
• United States
22 Sep
There is still Ham radio operators here too. I do not think the next generation will make it without cell phones and hamburgers, they have no idea what vegetables are much less how to grow them, and to kill their food, cows etc.? That is out of the question. When talking about end times, the end of man, its on its way. As you know I am going back to the old ways, have been for years now.. but I feel I am middle age, most 20 year old`s roll there eyes at me, looks at the phone and walk down to the fast food joints.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
22 Sep
From reading your posts I know you are well prepared. I can prepare a meal on a coal pot if necessary and I can work by candlelight. I am wondering if Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts organizations are still around and if they are utilized as much as they were years ago.
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@andriaperry (53434)
• United States
22 Sep
@Kandae11 Yes they are still around here, they sell cookie and popcorn. That is how I see them around town.
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@MALUSE (41314)
• Germany
23 Sep
@Kandae11 Boy and Girl Scouts still exist.
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@1hopefulman (30211)
• Canada
22 Sep
As we see all the disasters that happen, it becomes harder and harder to be prepared for what might happen. We can look after our health and stay in shape in case we have to run. Have some food and water in case we can't get out of our house. Stay close to God at all times and in all circumstances.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
22 Sep
In Dominica hurricane Maria blew away some of the food that was stored by the residents and the flood waters washed away the rest.
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@1hopefulman (30211)
• Canada
22 Sep
@Kandae11 "As we see all the disasters that happen, it becomes harder and harder to be prepared for what might happen." That was my point! We prepare as it is wise to prepare but when the disaster hits, in some cases, all our preparations might be of no help. Let's say I have a lot of things at home in case of this or in case of that. However, I might not be able to go home in a certain situation as it is wiser to get out of town quickly. The only preparation that will be useful in all situations and events is the close relationship we have with God.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
22 Sep
@1hopefulman I second that.
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• Preston, England
22 Sep
I got to use ham and crystal radio sets at a museum exhibition once - very interesting and useful
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@Kandae11 (38704)
22 Sep
Really! Imagine I have never seen one up close.
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• Preston, England
25 Sep
@Kandae11 impressed by the clarity of a crytal radio set - even digital radios don't sound so sharp
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@vandana7 (66120)
• India
22 Sep
That and morse codes could help..sometimes I feel delighted that I haven't any kids.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
22 Sep
One of the main reasons why I have only one.
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@vandana7 (66120)
• India
22 Sep
@Kandae11 .. I keep wondering how people distribute their time thinking about so many kids worrying about one thing about one kid, another thing about another kid. lol. Nope. I am happy with my status. I do understand though that having one or two kids is ok. Having six or seven...that is utter lack of consideration for the children's future. Can't be motherhood.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
22 Sep
@vandana7 Since I was a young woman I had decided that it would be best to adopt those already here who are orphans instead of having 6, 7, or 8 of my own. And that adoption plan would materialise only if I am a very well off person and can give them all they need - education, love, care and attention. As it turned out, I had the time and the means only for my son.
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@acelawrites (11804)
• Philippines
22 Sep
It is really back to the basics like having a transistor radio on dry cell batteries. And we could be lucky if we survive those disasters and live even through crude means.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
22 Sep
That is why preparation and training will be necessary so that we are not caught off guard.
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@acelawrites (11804)
• Philippines
22 Sep
@Kandae11 I agree!
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@Corbin5 (109663)
• United States
22 Sep
I think in areas that often have to contend with disasters, survival training should be part of the school curriculum.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
22 Sep
I know schools and places of business have regular earthquake drills - but I don't think that is enough. Knowing how to survive after a serious disaster is of great importance.
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@JudyEv (126354)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Sep
I think it is always good not to lose sight of some of the old technologies. You never know when they might come in handy.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
22 Sep
You are so right.
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@YrNemo (13412)
23 Sep
time to go back to Morse code!
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@Kandae11 (38704)
23 Sep
Cooking on a woodfire, bathing and washing in streams, catching wild animals for food -- I certainly hope not.
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@YrNemo (13412)
23 Sep
@Kandae11 When one needs to survive, one will do that readily. (been there done that so I know, shocking but now that I look back, it was sort of fun! re; everything you mentioned there - ah, except the catching wild animal for food!)
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@Kandae11 (38704)
23 Sep
@YrNemo I am a vegetarian so I would have to hope there are a few fruit trees around.
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@ilocosboy (34405)
• Philippines
23 Sep
These are real life nightmares
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@Kandae11 (38704)
23 Sep
They certainly are. I know you have experienced typhoons in your home country.
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@ilocosboy (34405)
• Philippines
23 Sep
@Kandae11 yearly we have 20 or more typhoons.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
23 Sep
@ilocosboy We had a break from El Nino from 2013 to 2015 - but it returned with a vengeance in 2016 - remembering hurricane Matthew . And this year has been awful with two months left to go in the hurricane season.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
22 Sep
I think that survival training is a great idea! Hopefully not needed. But a great idea.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
22 Sep
Right now it is needed in Dominica. Maria's victims have no lights, no water and little food . Whatever was stored is water logged or washed away. I heard that during the storm, when roofs were blown away, some took refuge in kitchen cupboards, closets, bathrooms and even a refrigerator.!
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
22 Sep
@Kandae11 How sad. Tragic really. I complain about living in a place with harsh winter, but such complaints seem self centered now.
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• Calgary, Alberta
22 Sep
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@Kandae11 (38704)
22 Sep
Very interesting - but that's in the United States. I am talking about the safety of everyone world wide. Natural disaster or man made everywhere can be vulnerable to something.
• Calgary, Alberta
22 Sep
@Kandae11 The safest country in the world at this moment would be Uruguay and Finland. on the other hand having a survival training is important so your children will be prepared for the worst case scenario. Kids musty have Martial arts training so they can defend them selves. They also need to learn homesteading to grow their own food. Hunting and foraging are also important skills.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
22 Sep
@CaptAlbertWhisker Glad you agree - survival training is important.
@porwest (6015)
• United States
27 May
You can only take one day at a time, be thankful for the time you have, hope it all goes well, but always expect that something can and may go wrong. I think it is better to be hopeful than worrisome.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
27 May
Best to be hopeful but also prepared for eventualities.
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@porwest (6015)
• United States
3 Jun
@Kandae11 Like the old saying goes. Hope for the best, expect the worst.
@wongchoiyee (7376)
• Malaysia
23 Sep
Be near to God is all I can do.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
23 Sep
Good advice.
• Malaysia
23 Sep
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@Lucky15 (33751)
• Philippines
23 Sep
With being hit by typhoon, the government had somehow had this training every now and then for any disasters.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
23 Sep
Its the aftermath that concerns me as well.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Sep
It was corrected, it was not category 6, but 5.All we have to do is help our mother earth regain its strength. What we suffer this time is caused by Climate Change. We must also be stronger in our faith to God.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
23 Sep
I know it was not a category 6 - but forecasters say that storms will be getting even stronger and will soon reach that level. At one point Irma was over a cat 5 - but not quite 6 - it is only a matter of time until that happens.
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@Shiva49 (13408)
• Singapore
23 Sep
We should realize united we stand, divided we fall. Now few are out to prove their points and can lead the rest too to Armageddon. It is an irony we do not progress on the very basics as greed and ego decide our future - siva
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@Kandae11 (38704)
23 Sep
The realization will come soon enough that a divided house cannot stand.
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@KrauseHome (35320)
• United States
23 Sep
As a Christian this is starting to shed a lot of light on things that have always been predicted in the Book of Revelations. It is a time to get ready and stay ready. Things everywhere continue to get a little Scary and all we can do is Pray.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
23 Sep
It is like prophecy being fulfilled.
@snowy22315 (49059)
• United States
23 Sep
I think that is an excellent idea actually, as we will probably be getting more storms in the coming decades and not less.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
23 Sep
Stronger ones as well.
@jobelbojel (7347)
• Philippines
23 Sep
I think of the younger generations too. I have survived the 1990 7.9 magnitude earthquake, survived multiple floodings and typhoons. We lived without electricity when typhoons hit. I second Felix thoughts move closer to God. As we move closer, we deepen our personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
23 Sep
You have been through a lot. I have experienced only hurricanes so far. However what is scary is that the hurricanes are becoming stronger. Our house which withstood Sandy in 2012 may not stand up to a cat 5 or 6 hurricane. I started moving closer to God five years ago.
@sol_cee (15917)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
22 Sep
Sad to say but I think only the toughest will survive.
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@Kandae11 (38704)
22 Sep
You got that right.