Originally posted by blivey
I am just getting into survival-ism. I am wondering if any old pros have any tips for teaching my 6 year old basic survival skills. We have already
started gun and knife safety. He is hunting and fishing. Are there any often overlooked skills we should be working on?
edit on 4/6/2013 by
blivey because: wording
You could do it like my Father did me...I grew up on a thousand acres of woods and farmland.
When I turned 10, my Dad took me out about 80 miles from home, to a place I was not familiar with. I thought we were going camping. I did go camping,
but there wasnt any WE involved. He dropped me off with a canteen of water, sack of beef jerky, .knife, compass, topo map, 22 rifle, and 25 rounds of
Said he would be expecting me back at the ranch in a few days.
First night I was cold and terrified, second day I ran out of water and food. Panicked, wandered around for a while, then I got mad. Figured out how
to use the topo map, figured out how to use the compass, killed and ate a rabbit, found a stream of clean water...And about 10 days later I found
I was mad, happy, tired, and proud.
My Dad was just proud.
I hated him for while, then I understood him, now I am thankful for what he did.
I was never in any real danger by the way.
Turns out he was trailing me all the time, I never knew it until years later, my Mother told me on the day we buried him.
No, I wouldnt do this to my child, but yes, I am glad he did it to me.
Adversity builds character.