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Our fund raising round was not successful.  As a result, IDB will be going off line and into cold storage.  If our competitors should stumble, I may re-active the site in the future but for now, we're turning out the lights.

I had planned to go off-line on April 4th.  Due to some important and unplanned changes in our maintenance schedule, I am now bumping that up to next Tuesday morning, March 27th, 2018.  PM 'admin' if you need to reach me. 

You should use the next 5 days to find a new home for your community.

Running IDB has been fun over the years and I hope you enjoyed your time here as well.  Sincerely,  Paul

P.S. News on IDB Funding -- this is now on it's own page to clean up the site a bit.

Bugging Out From School: Build a Kit and Make a Plan That Won’t Get Your Kids Expelled

Bugging Out From School: Build a Kit and Make a Plan That Won’t Get Your Kids Expelled

theorganicprepper.ca / Daisy Luther / August 3, 2017

With back-to-school time approaching, have you ever thought about whether bugging out from school was something that your kids should know how to do?

A few years ago, I posed the question, “Should Your Kids Know How to Bug Out from School?” and the answers to that question were incredibly varied. Some parents said that the kids shouldn’t be in public schools in the first place., which, of course, was beside the point of the question. Others said that they absolutely had a plan in place for their children. Still others said that the very idea was irresponsible and that kids should be under the supervision of a responsible adult, particularly in an emergency situation.

What this says to me is that each situation is unique. A lot of your decision depends on your child, their ages, the faith that you have in your local school system, your location, and the most likely threats in your area. You’ll have to put a great deal of thought into this before creating a plan with your kids.

In this particular article, I’d like to put aside the homeschool vs. public school epic rap battle and just focus on kids who are in schools outside the home.