The point of Family Matters Podcast is to point out how we can teach our children how to make prepping items and still save money.
Most Good Starter items can be Hand-me-downs, or made from something different. So, teach your Friends and Children some skills and build a bond.
Here is my companion Video For This Podcast.
Don't just buy a cheap tarp and call it good, make your own from a good top-sheet and waterproof it. Here is a good video on that.
Find a good hatchet or make one, but avoid the cheapo ones that will fly apart when used, someone will get hurt.
There are easier ways to do this, but this shows you some Bushcraft Skills you will learn also.
Get the Starting Prepper a Good Knife, this is a good video on Kid Knives.