posted on Jan, 25 2014 @ 08:14 PM
When I was younger my parents down here in Aus stuck me in some military cadet thing where they taught me a manner of things but that's a different
story. Why? They wanted to get rid of me for a week. Anyway every year they would dump us in the bush in the middle of spring or summer and if you
live in Australia you would not want to live for seven days in the bush! We were given supplies like ration packs and water some crappy tents that had
holes in the roof so if it was rainy and you were unlucky enough you would wake up drenched or in some cases the early stages of hypothermia. Now
during this week there was no unnecessary tech meaning no phones no Gameboys etc. We had radios to receive orders and walkie-talkies to communicate
and some night vision goggles to make sure no one was messing about after dark however. Sometimes if we were lucky we'd find the boy scouts we’d
wait for them to leave then steal their nicely cooked food and drinks. Hey don't judge! we were given ration packs for seven days and the chocolates
in those packs were filled with laxatives (laxatives make you go to the bathroom and empty your bowels if you don't know what they are). So a word of
warning if you see a chocolate bar in a ration pack DO NOT EAT IT ALL AT ONCE! Experience comes from watching other people run to the closest
makeshift toilet. We also didn’t shower for seven days so you can imagine how we smelt.
So anyway most of those seven days were patrolling, stalking people through the bush, watching kangaroos eat grass, teaching lessons to the younger
kids of how to read maps, communicate by radio all that other stuff. If we were lucky we would be allowed to go on the nearby military base and fire
guns. If we couldn’t go on the shooting range they let us go to their simulated shooting range which wasn’t as good as the real thing but still
fun. So yeah that was basically 1 week of my school holidays when I was a teenager.
Now why am I telling you this 1. Because I have some free time for once. 2. I noticed so many teens stay locked up in their rooms so go get out
there, go for a walk I don’t care how long the walk is could be to the kitchen and back JUST GET UP!. 3. Those camps practically stopped my
dependence on unnecessary technology, I will admit I have a really good laptop a IPod and a PS3 most other household appliances I mean come on I’m
not really going to have it there if I’m not going to use it I mean hell if I don’t want to watch TV or if I’m not playing PS3 I’ll unplug it
saving me some electricity and money $$$. 4. I feel like talking and typing today it could be all that coffee I drank?
Anyhow if you could read it congrats you’ve won a complimentary imaginary high five. Oh and you also gained some self-esteem from reading don’t
you feel proud of yourself!