Zombies Attack!

Zombies Attack!
Ryan & Collin Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below!

Zombies Attack!I watched too many scary movies as a kid. I remember sitting in the dark, wielding whatever kind of kid weaponry I had on hand – ninja swords, nunchucks, rubber band guns or the old standby: my Old Timer pocket knife, hoping that I had enough to fend off whatever monsters would be lurking in the dark. What I didn’t realize then that I am coming to realize now is the power fear has over us and how it can in some ways lead toward a greater level of preparedness. Read more “Zombies Attack!”

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Kids Communities and 4H

Kids Communities and 4H
Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below!

Kids Communities and 4HA single strand of rope can be broken easily. Two strands is a little tougher to break. But weaving three or four strands together you will find how strong a tightly knit community can truly be. Just like rope that is intertwined, the people in a community serve to strengthen the whole. Mainstays of a healthy body, healthy heart, strong hands, and strong mind are deeply seated in the meaning of this show and 4H. Read more “Kids Communities and 4H”

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Kids Communities – Part 2: The Pack

Kids Communities – Part 2: The Pack
Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below

Kids Communities – Part 2: The PackKid communities are a critical part of growing up and learning to survive. Having a network of friends was and still is a critical part of how you can identify with a group, what you can contribute, and where you fit in.

I moved around a lot as a kid, which was vastly different from most people I knew growing up. This constant change of environments, personalities, and friends brought me to a specific conclusion by the end of high school that has helped me through life by establishing a simple value system, work ethic, and sense of responsibility. Read more “Kids Communities – Part 2: The Pack”

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Kids Communities!

Kids Communities!
Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below!

Kids CommunitiesGrowing up, the kids we ran with set the stage for who we would grow up to be. We had our own Sandlot and Platoon and Mission Impossible teams. But even in our little groups there was a sense of understanding that one of us could do things better than another. We learned through play fighting, street games, races and the like who was the best at pinning down an opponent, outsmarting the person who was “it,” and who could sprint distances without the slightest sense of exhaustion. Read more “Kids Communities!”

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Home Security for Kids!

Home Security for Kids
Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below

Home Security for KidsGrowing up in a typical American suburb, I remember our threats outside the front door were very different compared to today. There were some outside threats that are similar today, but not nearly as many. We could do simple, everyday things to prevent wolves from crossing the threshold and causing harm. I was raised on the cusp of the latchkey generation where both parents worked and kids were expected to fend for themselves after school until either parents got home. This came with a specific set of rules to be followed and not questioned. Read more “Home Security for Kids!”

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Handling loss and suffering!

Handling loss and suffering!
Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below!

Handling loss and sufferingA child’s first exposure to the idea of loss and suffering often comes through the death of a family member or family pet, divorce, separation. The world as they know it comes to an end. This fixture, once a permanent part of their life, is gone forever.

But coaching kids through loss and suffering is no less important than it is for us as adults and as parents. As generations pass and life goes on, how we handle our emotions and push through to regain normalcy are the behaviors they will inadvertently learn. Read more “Handling loss and suffering!”

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Kids, Technology, and Altered Reality!

Kids, Technology, and Altered Reality
Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below!

Kids, Technology, and Altered RealityTechnology as a tool is an amazing advantage that our kids have over our generation. They have more in the palms of their hands than we did by far, and we had more than our parents. But the ongoing trend of absolute immersion into smart devices has some serious setbacks.

On this episode of The Next Generation Show, we’ll be going over some of the mistakes we’ve made along the way. In many ways, by allowing technology to overstep previous boundaries of parenting, we have even more work to do to reset and reduce technology dependency. Read more “Kids, Technology, and Altered Reality!”

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Responsibility as parents with guns!

Responsibility as parents with guns
Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below!

Responsibility as parents with gunsGrowing up my dad used to say to me that “gun control is a steady hand” whenever an argument percolated in the media about restrictions on firearms. As a youngster, it was not a slogan or a gimmick. It was not an argument for or against. It was a simple statement that holds a paramount truth of gun ownership, stewardship and responsibility.

A touchy subject now, especially when it comes to kids. We are often exposed to atrocities of misuse of firearms by minors, irresponsible parents, or a combination of the two. Media slant covers the dark side of the gun debate en masse. But what about the hordes of responsible parents and minors that are able to control themselves and shoulder the responsibility Read more “Responsibility as parents with guns!”

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Being Frugal in Preparedness!

Being Frugal in Preparedness!
Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below!

Being Frugal in PreparednessFrugality was a stigma as I grew up. It was something akin to stingy, miserly, unwilling to share. The connotation of being frugal is something over the last few decades has gone so far from its origins that has become something that is scary to our culture to consider as something to strive for.

This week we will explore the true meaning of what it is to be frugal, what it means to the preparedness community, and what it can be to the next generation. Some of the things you can do as parents will easily be absorbed by the kids at your side so make this trait something they can be proud of. Read more “Being Frugal in Preparedness!”

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Beat the Stress Remain Calm

Beat the Stress Remain Calm
Host: Jordan “A Family Affair” Audio player provided

Beat the Stress Remain CalmHave you ever been in a Stressful or frightening situation, Well REMAIN CALM. We will go further in depth of techniques and ways a keeping your head when the moment at hand begs to differ. This advice will cover information on adults, kids and even our pets. Yes, even your pets can get stressed out and panic. Some of the simplest techniques could help you save lives. Breath, focus, distraction, physical contact and comfort are just a few things that can be used in any situation. When Fight or flight kicks in make sure your the one with the upper hand. How you react can make all the difference. Read more “Beat the Stress Remain Calm”

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Introduction, Culmination and Cultivation!

Introduction, Culmination and Cultivation!
Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below!

Introduction, Culmination and CultivationCultivation. It is the young plant – the seedling. The thing that we capture in the early stages of growth. We shelter young seeds and frail starts from the harshness of the world just long enough to allow them to grow on their own.

This show is the seed of a new aspect of preparedness on PRN that focuses on kids, parenting and preparedness.

In this inaugural episode of The Next Generation, we will make some brief introductions and explore the “Why,” and how important it is to remember when times are tough the little things that make all the difference in the world. Read more “Introduction, Culmination and Cultivation!”

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5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Survival Skills!

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Survival Skills

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Survival SkillsWith everything that is going on in the world today, and the fact that many children are addicted to technology, these 5 ways to teach your kids survival skills can really help to make a difference in their lives. From identifying plants to building a shelter, to learning what kinds of food to pack, it can be vital to ensure that your children learn how to take care of themselves if the need should arise. Read more “5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Survival Skills!”

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Bugging out with Kids!

Bugging out with Kids!
Highlander “Survival & Tech Preps“ Audio in player below!

Bugging out with Kids!The ole question is, how do we bug out with kids? This is as topic that can put a crimp in many people’s preps, however we have to preserve the next generation as best we can. Imagine if you will the loud kids with you bugging out, sounds crazy huh? Well it is the reality of the situation. What kind of situations will we run into? Depending on age it can be a struggle, some kids might not Read more “Bugging out with Kids!”

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