A little 'ole cold front can't stop this hardcore crew! Even though our wilderness camping adventure has been postponed~ we all managed a good time in the outdoors (and IN) with great friends.
The kids spent time fishing, canoeing, and gathering fresh oysters for a delicious feast that none of us will soon forget! Fortunately for us, we didn't have far to get to this land of
milk and honey fish and oysters. The kids were originally dissapointed that due to scheduling conflicts (pesky adult stuff) and weather that seemed to get colder and colder..... we were not able to head off on a major camping expedition as we had previously planned ~ but they soon forgot their worries~ as children often do ~ and they were laughing and playing and shoving off in the canoe right from the backyard ~ they were off on their own adventure~ perhaps we should take a lesson and just learn to let go so easily!
Later they even pitched a tent outside ~ right off the backporch. One might think they were actually on a gen-U-ine wilderness expedition ~ due to the amount of supplies they hauled out there! It was a perfectly fine idea for a couple of young wilderness men. Unfortunately, it was a fairly short lived adventure. About 3 a.m. short ~ to be exact! (You just can't win them all).
Having the right information and a few basic survival skills can surely help when you are venturing a bit further from the house. These books are written for kids, but are just as enjoyable for adults who
don't want to look like a fool want to brush up on their wilderness training. The book "Camp Out" is one of our faves. It has loads of fun and practical ideas. The "Outdoor Survival Handbook for Kids" is full of tried and true survival tips (some of which I might not be able to pull off~ even to save my life) but is all useful information none the less.