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The Fun Stuff

Postby Cadit » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:58 pm

OK: we got all the guns, cooking utensils, shelter stuff, food, water, all the those little goodies! But what do you have or planed for the relaxation and fun to rejuvenate ones self and your group, pod, family. To help elevate the stress of day to day life in a changed environment, There must be a means or way to unwind as one might say, to keep from going over the edge.

Let us hear some comments, share your ideas, it may help another who hasn't do so.
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Re: The Fun Stuff

Postby Blondie » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:30 pm

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Re: The Fun Stuff

Postby IceFire » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:41 pm

Oddly enough, I find gardening, working with the animals, fishing, hunting, and sewing/quilting and baking (ALL activities that will be necessary to keep us fed and clothed) to be relaxing and enjoyable.

Other, NON-essential activities I find fun to do are reading, jigsaw puzzles, music, and art, and I have the supplies for all of them.
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Re: The Fun Stuff

Postby dmwalsh568 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:56 pm

Depending on ages of who gets here - books, board games, dice games, card games or singing and storytelling. And a well hidden supply of comfort foods including chocolate, hard candies and popcorn for occasions that need something extra special.
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Re: The Fun Stuff

Postby MrDanB » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:13 pm

I'm with IceFire on this one! Gardening, tinkering in garage, DIY projects, roasting coffee at home etc. These are more like fun than work, since I can see the rewards I put into it.
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Re: The Fun Stuff

Postby Illini Warrior » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:35 pm

adding plenty of DVDs to the movie collection - if the grid stays up and the cable/internet are down - watching a movie would be a good alternative for single person entertainment - overall low impact for seclusion situations - total family entertainment under the correct conditions ...
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Re: The Fun Stuff

Postby NJMike » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:04 pm

I've got more books than I've had time to read. Many recipes I've never cooked. Many ideas on things I've never had time to build. I've also got a number of games to play when interacting with others. No worries if I had the downtime. Lots to keep me occupied.
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Re: The Fun Stuff

Postby sageprice » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:57 pm

It is strange but the Early English settlers claimed that the American Indian were lazy do nothing people. Still, they thrived and survived in a non-English society.
The foraged, hunted and fished at their leisure in stead of laboring in the fields. Who was wrong and who was right. Take the leisure time to go camping/ fishing/ hunting and practice your survival skills. Oh yeah, have some fun. :)
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Re: The Fun Stuff

Postby founderant » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:58 am

A lot of parents and kids will find pleasure in reconnecting to each other after they are forced to leave their online lives behind.

There was a reality show years ago that had several groups of people live on the prairie for 6 months, homesteading like they did back in the day. Near the end one kid was asked what he would miss most when the show was over and they went back home. His answer, "spending time with my dad."
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Re: The Fun Stuff

Postby bacpacker1513 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:58 pm

I saw that series. it was pretty good over all. But that part stuck with me to.
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Re: The Fun Stuff

Postby MsMossRose » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:11 pm

I find activities such as gardening, canning, cooking relaxing but for the "rainy day" when the family just wants to lounge in PJ's and spend time together we have few things put back that has added up over the years.

Skip-bo, Uno, Domino/Triomino, Jenga, Yatzee, Wahoo, Scrabble, Playing cards with a how-to book for different games, Puzzles, an assortment of board games from Candy land to Pandemic... An ever growing craft box ( I am a pinterest-aholic) that has tons of I don't even remember what in it with coloring books/printer paper and coloring pens/pencils/markers/crayons. We even have my old Gameboy black and white and Gameboy color with games from way back when and they STILL work just as good as they ever did. We have a set of portable dvd screens (the kind you put on the back of your cars head rest so the kids can watch a movie on long trips) that can also be plugged into a wall socket for power. Every once in a while we go to our local pawn shop and pick up movies for $1 or less each to add to the collection.

Since space is a major concern right now we don't have hard copies of books for leisure reading, but I would like to expand to a little library for if/when we wont have access to kindle.
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Re: The Fun Stuff

Postby ajax727 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:19 pm

I have been picking up books people have thrown away at the local trash collection sight they are stored there in a build and free for the tacking . All hard copies most in new to great shape if they are trash I don't get them . So far I have filled up a 30 gallon barrel with them it is a mix from drama , westerns , history English and so on and so on . A good mix from a to z .
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