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DiabloLoco

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Prepping kids for....Prepping!
« on: October 15, 2013, 04:18:19 pm »

I happened across this children's book that will be coming out soon. There seems to be more planned for release.

Prepper Pete Prepares- Not sure what it's about yet, but it may be worth looking into for home schoolers or, well ANY parent!

Here is the website- http://www.prepperpeteandfriends.com/coming-soon/


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Re: Prepping kids for....Prepping!
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 07:23:12 am »

Hmmm...

That just might have to find its way into a Christmas stocking for my oldest.
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Re: Prepping kids for....Prepping!
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 09:25:40 am »

I remember some of the old space operas.  The ones where Humanasaurus Rex was stranded on a planet with little more than his brain and made the tools, to make the tools to build the machines to make the tools, to make the machines to build the machine to get him home........  It encourages a state of mind that is self reliant, I expect.

E.E. Smith comes to mind as the best teller of "Scientists Fairy Tales".  (keep in mind his stuff is like HG Wells, pre atomic, pre high energy 40's era perhaps)
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Re: Prepping kids for....Prepping!
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 10:36:49 pm »

DiabloLoco, we recently made "Prepper Pete Prepares" and "Prepper Pete's Twelve Day's of Prepper Christmas" Available

I would be happy to send you and ebook pdf version to review, if you like. 

Thanks and blessings,
Kermit
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DiabloLoco

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Re: Prepping kids for....Prepping!
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013, 05:56:58 am »

DiabloLoco, we recently made "Prepper Pete Prepares" and "Prepper Pete's Twelve Day's of Prepper Christmas" Available

I would be happy to send you and ebook pdf version to review, if you like. 

Thanks and blessings,
Kermit
Cool. Not sure how to get you my contact info though. You know, OPSEC and all.
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Re: Prepping kids for....Prepping!
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013, 07:36:11 am »

Kindly check your PM. :-)

Where there is a will...
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DiabloLoco

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Re: Prepping kids for....Prepping!
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2013, 02:56:09 pm »

Kindly check your PM. :-)

Where there is a will...
Got it! I will post a review on this thread soon. :mellow:
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DiabloLoco

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Re: Prepping kids for....Prepping!
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013, 07:25:38 pm »

OK.......Read the book to the minions. Now....On to the review!!!!

Thank you Kermit, for the opportunity.

First, my minions review.

They thought that the illustrations were very nice. They liked how the ants looked. They also thought that the story was cool. The only thing that they didn't like was how I would stop at certain points of the story to compare Prepper Pete and his household, to our own, or when I would explain something in deeper detail. eg; solar flares, economic collapse....etc....etc....

Now, my review.

I too, liked the illustrations. I'm not sure about the choice of the ant as the main character though. Ants are very specialized and deeply dependent on the entire colony for survival. A prepper is more of a "jack of all trades", and is ideally self sufficient. That said, there is an interesting comparison between ants and humans when you really think about it. The story was very good. It touched a lot of bases and did very well at explaining the reasoning for prepping and the virtues of being prepared. Being agnostic, I really liked that religion was left out of it, and that the story focused strictly on prepping. My favorite part of the book was the importance of secrecy (OPSEC) about the family's preps. That was very important to me and mine. I am constantly trying to drive that point home to the minions. Unfortunately, my minions go to public prison school and I definitely DO NOT want them to tell their classmates/teachers about our preps. Reading the book to the minions was a WONDERFUL opportunity for me to speak candidly with them about why our family preps, bug-out plans, our BOL, gun safety, fishing and hunting, and gardening too! We must have talked for a good 45 minutes after the book was finished. THAT, my friend, was the most wonderful thing of all. I recommend this book for any prepper with a child (or children) between the ages of 3 and 9.

Kermit- Thanks again for the opportunity to review your book. My minions were crying for more. If possible, I would LOVE to review any future books.

DL :threvil:


EDIT- Minor grammatical corrections.
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Re: Prepping kids for....Prepping!
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2013, 08:27:34 pm »

DL,

I'm thrilled they enjoyed it!  And more importantly that it spurned conversation... that was my hope!  The sequel, Twelve Days of Prepper Christmas, is up for sale now, but I don't have the pdf ebook review just yet. But when I get it together, I'll get you a copy.

If you'd be willing to post your comments on Amazon, that'd be phenomenal since I'm looking for honest feedback.  If not, I understand... OPSEC and all! :-)

Either way, I'm happy!

Blessings,
Kermit
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