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    • Sun, Sep 13, 2020 - 09:47pm

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      Tracy A

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      Anyone else grow up in a back-to-the-land commune?

    thanks for your response!  I feel like the biggest advantage I had was a childhood filled with play AND work in which I gained numerous skills largely absent today  – farming, campcrafts, spinning, knitting and weaving, sewing clothes by machine and by hand, first aid, orienteering, cooking, canning and preserving, animal care, and basically a strong work ethic.

     

    The social skills are harder to quantify but in many ways are stronger. I learned to seek out mentors, to cultivate friendships across generations, and to foster deep neighborhood ties. All of these have stood me in good stead.

     

    Finally, the freedom from consumerist thinking. It’s amazing what can be accomplished when one steps out of the rat tace.

    • Wed, Jun 03, 2020 - 08:11pm

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      Tracy A

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      Any one out there?

    I am here too – living near Glen Mills PA. Glad to see other locals on here. So few people living around me are remotely prepared.  Has that been your experience?

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