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Apocalypse Survival 101 (Age 8-12)

Presented through the lens of apocalypse survival, learn basic tools to keep yourself and your family safe in a real-world disaster.
Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland, MAPW
460 total reviews for this teacher
56 reviews for this class
Completed by 297 learners
year old learners
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Meets once
55 minute class

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Students will learn basic disaster preparedness and how to help their families develop an emergency plan for natural and man-made disasters. 
Not only am I an apocalypse enthusiast, hobbyist disaster prepper, and recurring convention panelist on apocalypse media, but I have decades of outdoor skills and survival experience through Girl Scouting (I am a Gold Award–winning Scout and troop leader).  
Learners' "homework" is to sit down with their household(s) and work together to develop a family emergency plan using the provided templates and skills learned in class. 
 4 files available upon enrollment
Learners are provided a list of recommended equipment for preparing a family bug-out bag.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
While all material is presented in an age-appropriate, non-sensationalized manner, some students may find the concept of disasters/emergencies distressing. The focus is on being prepared, remaining calm, and making good decisions as a family. No photographs or other images of disasters are used during this course. Please use discretion when enrolling your student if they are easily distressed by topics covered in this class. I will happily answer any specific questions you might have about course content. 

While I am always happy to see learners' bug-out bags/emergency kits, PLEASE do not allow your student to open, unsheathe, or brandish a knife, axe, hatchet, or other bladed weapon or tool during class time. Students may show safely sheathed or closed blades. Students should NOT display firearms (holstered or unholstered) during class. 

I am NOT able to provide specific wild food foraging information during class time. Safe foraging requires practice and experienced adult oversight. I will recommend wild food foraging guides for family use. 

Please note that this is NOT a class focused on COVID-19 or any specific current pandemic or emergency. It is an emergency preparedness class that covers a variety of natural and man made disasters. 


Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland, MAPW
Lives in the United States
Inclusive Classes in Creative Writing, Gaming, and Popular Media & Culture
460 total reviews
257 completed classes

About Me

I teach creative writing, gaming, and popular culture to learners from age 8 through high school. 

In my classes, young writers learn to develop characters, to craft a well-structured narrative, and to hone their descriptive language skills. New... 
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