Sunday, July 14, 2013

Survivor Class for Boys

Tray (10),  Ivan (10), and Samuel (11) a.k.a Survivor Boys
Some boys dream of shooting rabbits. Others dream of temperatures and maps.  Some boys keep a pocket knife wherever they go. Others are just a click away from the latest weather radar update for storms. Some boys thrive on competition in the water and the monotony of repetition. Other boys just want to have fun in the water and thrive on unstructured swim.

But there is one thing all boys (and girls too!) need to know. Basic survival skills.

We planned a 7 week session with an army captain.  We bought the book. The first class was a success.  The second class was postponed but quite successful and then our army captain was assigned to travel for six weeks!

The boys were bummed.  What to do?

Ask their dads to step in and here is how the survival class has progressed:

Week #1 - Staying safe at all times. Make a survival bracelet.
Week #2 - Completing survival bracelets. Preparing emergency plan and emergency kit for home.
Week #3 - with Samuel's dad (an accountant and all-around handy man) - Building Shelters

Week #4 with Tray's dad (a policeman and hunter) - hunting for food, building a fire and cooking your food.

Hmmmm...this  reminds me we need a plan for this week!

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