1. I am a husband and father of 3 children with ages ranging from 1 to 8 years old. 2. I am a prepper with accepting yet minimal spousal support. Does that make sense? She just doesn't quite get it. Personally, I was fortunate to be taught many survival skills as a child by a backwoods grandfather and a survivalist boy scout leader. As my children get older, I introduce them to new skills, but my focus has been on basic skills that will carry on with them for the rest of their life. This is a list of skills I currently work with them on a regular basis: Prayer and Meditation .22 Rimfire Rifle Target Shooting Recurve Bow and Arrow Target Shooting Firebuilding Cooking / My wife gets credit for this. Camping / Hiking / Fishing / Swimming Basic Martial Arts Awareness of Environment Conservation These are skills I plan on introducing as time allows: Heavy caliber/guage firearms Compound Bows Rough long term camping Small/Big Game Hunting / Tracking Foraging Shelter Building Hand to Hand Combat Fencing First Aid I would love to hear ideas from others on how they have been training and conditioning their families for SHTF scenarios. Any ideas on how to help my wife understand what we could eventually face would also be appreciated.