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I feel strongly that if I live until my parents are weak, it's my duty to care for them. We learn so much from grandparents and great grandparents. The elderly can benefit from youth, too.

A study showed that when they combined a preschool and nursing home somewhere in a Nordic country, the elderly were healthier and lived longer.

Anyway, I really like living in close proximity to some of my extended family and would really encourage others who are still looking to consider multi-generational/family commune style living.

In healthy families, nobody has your back quite like family!
 

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We have predetermined meeting points.

Long range walkie talkies are in Faraday bags so we can communicate across homesteads if need be.

Getting home if we are traveling is a concern. We rarely travel outside of a day's walk, but I don't even know how to go about planning for along travel home.

Do you have go-bags?

Okay, so this will sound a little over the top for some but, when I travel overseas, I pack a go bag. In it, I have a multi-tool, rubber rain poncho, antibiotics, fishing hook, freeze dried food, documents, paracord, water filter all of the things you would bring on a long day hike to the mountains. It doesn't raise eyebrows (you do however have to put it in your checked luggage).

I always throw some silver coins in the bag as well as some old gold jewelry (an earring I lost the pair to or a broken chain).

When I get there, I buy an inexpensive hunting knife that is left behind on the return trip.
 
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Do you have go-bags?
That sounds like my scratch bag. I take it everywhere in a small camelback. 1 1/2 liters of water and all the things I need. The only problem is, if it ever gets stolen or "LOST" by the sometimes less trustworthy workers in the airport, the contents are worth over a thousand dollars in this little 5 lb. bag....
 
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Do you have go-bags?

Okay, so this will sound a little over the top for some but, when I travel overseas, I pack a go bag. In it, I have a multi-tool, rubber rain poncho, antibiotics, fishing hook, freeze dried food, documents, paracord, water filter all of the things you would bring on a long day hike to the mountains. It doesn't raise eyebrows (you do however have to put it in your checked luggage).

I always throw some silver coins in the bag as well as some old gold jewelry (an earring I lost the pair to or a broken chain).

When I get there, I buy an inexpensive hunting knife that is left behind on the return trip.
We do, but they need work. These are awesome ideas. Thank you!
 

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I have what I call a "grab and go bag". I take it everywhere I go. I change it out depending on season. For winter I have fire starter, extra gloves, wool hat, wool sweater, wool socks, snares, canned food (enough for 3 days), hatchet, extra knife, rope, metal cup to cook in or melt snow, extra .22 pistol and ammo and other miscellaneous items. I carry this bag on my tractor while I'm plowing my road too, 3 miles long. It's easy to get lost when the visibility is zero, get stuck in a snow drift or slide off the road and spend hours digging, or have to walk home.
For summer it's much lighter since I wouldn't need most of the winter stuff, but I do have some fishing gear, water filter and a few other things.
 

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