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    How kids should learn

    Farmgirl stated in another thread that she liked some of the things I have been doing to teach my daughters. First, wanted to thank her for the compliment as I hope to be doing the right things with my kids.

    They will continue to learn:

    How to turn wrenches on the vehicles when I am in need of a hand.
    How to steer a vehicle off-road or on my property while I am running the pedals.
    How to tighten their pattern on the target at 100 yards with their rifle.

    They will learn:

    How to drive with a truck that is a manual transmission (as soon as their legs are long enough).
    How to hit the target with the bow and arrows that I think they are getting for Christmas.
    How to both MIG weld and cut/braize with the Oxy-Acetylene setup.
    How to do maintenance on a vehicle like oil changes, tire rotation, etc..
    How to perform proper donuts with a rear-wheel drive vehicle in fresh snow. :D

    Any other things that should be added to the list, just let me know.

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    Girl or boy, they should learn how to cook themselves a meal. And not Mac & Cheese out of a box!

    As I grew into adulthood I was always amazed at the number of people that had no idea how to put a frying pan and a pot on the stove and actually cook something to eat. PB&J sammiches 6 nights/week is NOT living!

    Bonus points if they can bake their own biscuits in a dutch oven over an open flame.
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    Let's not forget donuts in reverse in a front wheel drive vehicle.

    How about:

    Unplug a trap in a drain, glue PVC, solder a copper pipe, and replace the guts of a toilet.

    Change a light switch/ electrical outlet.

    Patch a hole in drywall.

    What type of fire extinguisher to use on different types of fire.

    How to change a furnace air filter.


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    How to change a flat tire, instead of calling AAA or someone else.
    How to cut a board with a saw, drive a nail with a hammer, even how to use a screwdriver.
    How to start a lawnmower and how to mow a lawn.

    How to do laundry, sweep the floor, or even wash dishes ,male or female. When your mother is sick most of your childhood you learn real quick.
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    Tend a garden, prep the food and freeze or home can it.

    I may have mentioned it before, but even when I was in college, I grew tomatoes and hot peppers in containers (5-20 gallon buckets), just outside my apartment. I gave a lot of those to a local mom and pop restaurant, and they would comp me a nice meal each month. I never asked for the meal, they just liked having fresh produce.

    I think there is now some law that states the food can't come fresh, like that, has to come through the middle man, or can't be served at a restaurant. But, if some fresh is mixed in with the other during cooking, the cook is the only one that knows, and folks like the flavor and will never know the "secret ingredient"!

    If daddy doesn't mind buying the tires, how about donuts in an old abandoned parking lot? Had one of those in my little town, when Kmart left. Was a weekly ritual for the teenagers with vehicles to meet on Friday night and do donuts on that pavement. (I'm kind of surprised those marks are not still there!) But that "reckless" driving has saved more than one of us when driving down the highway, and a tire blew out, or someone else had a car jump sideways into them going down the road. Kind of like what they claim about video games giving better hand/eye coordination, except this makes your reflexes good, and gives you the ability to react without thinking, with skids, or other "out of control" situations. Of course, when my daddy found out, he nixed the weekly fun, because he DIDN'T want to buy the tires!
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixm22 View Post
    Let's not forget donuts in reverse in a front wheel drive vehicle.

    How about:

    Unplug a trap in a drain, glue PVC, solder a copper pipe, and replace the guts of a toilet.

    Change a light switch/ electrical outlet.

    Patch a hole in drywall.

    What type of fire extinguisher to use on different types of fire.

    How to change a furnace air filter.

    I really like those suggestions...

    I find so many people,even old adults that haven't a clue there is a filter in their furnace/ac's. They call me because its icing up,etc. They be like " Wha ? What you talkin' 'bout Willis?" I've even been on calls where the only thing wrong was the thermostat was in the "off" position...I wonder if these people know about toilet paper....

    I've tried showing guys how to solder and braze copper...and what the difference is. Some can pick up on it, some don't. But....mi esposa and children can. (all in their late thirties now) I will be teaching my grandson how to shortly. His dad (my son-in-law) has shown him how to stick weld...and raise cattle. My granddaughter's first vehicle is a 1/2 ton dodge with manual shift (Her mom 's was a little ford Ranger, manual shift)....she's still learning and has no concept of speed in turns. So , if anyone passes though Mt Pleasant Tx...look out for a white dodge 1/2 ton
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    Change a heating element in an electric water heater.
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    How to parallel park with the use of excess throttle.

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    Is parallel parking even required on a driving test, these days? Yes, they should know how, BOTH ways!
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    How about the proper technique to counter a skid or slide on a road when driving a vehicle. Other than proper speed for conditions of course.


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