M: My mother loved to read. Children imitate the adults around them, so I was reading before I even started school. I remember my mother laughing at a little story I wrote in second grade. Growing up in Guilford, CT, our teachers placed a great deal of emphasis on writing well, not just in English class, but in history and science as well. My first writing award came when I won $100 in a high school essay contest on a local Revolutionary War hero.
They are traveling on a long stretch of road through the mountains and take a wrong turn. They are hiking and become separated from the party; they suddenly realize that they are lost. What do they do? This could become a deadly situation to an individual who has not acquired any survival skills. The consequences of not knowing how to acquire water when no bodies of it are present (or being able to purify it if there is), not knowing what is safe to eat, not knowing how to find or erect a shelter, being unable to build a fire without matches, and not knowing how to prepare themselves psychologically could mean their life.
Different climates and terrain call for planning to contend with the potential hazards of the local area. Travelers in the desert will want to carry several gallons of water in case they are stranded or an engine overheats. Applied common sense and pre-planning can prevent an annoying and inconvenient event from escalating into a life-threatening situation.
Both fairly stiff, thick wire and thinner, more flexible wire is always a good thing to have in your survival kit. The stiffer wire can be used to impale an object to be placed over the fire, such as a fish. The stiff wire can also be used for kabobs. The more flexible wire can be used to wrap and dangle less secure items over the fire, such as a piece of deer meat. Both types of wire can be utilized for other the lost ways book other than cooking.
Real estate can be risky if you buy the wrong piece of property or buy at the wrong time, but generally speaking, it can be a great way to make extra money part-time. For some people, however, the hassles of dealing with tenants are not worth the possible return.
Many people have found themselves in these situations and had to rely on the efforts of search and rescue. The problem with this is whether or not it is going to be too late; do they know where they are? Are they going to find them alive or dead? “… years ago as I held the body of a young girl in my arms…That girls death could have been prevented…So many people need not have died in the outdoors if only they had been trained how to survive emergencies” Whitmore (2000). Whitmore, a member of a western Colorado search and rescue team, has made educating the public on wilderness survival his life’s work. Too many times have search and rescue teams recovered the dead bodies of lost individuals. If only these people had some basic survival skills to preserve them until rescue teams could arrive.
These are just some of the benefits of sending your child into a summer camp. If you are going to enroll your child in one, always make it your priority that they stay safe and in the hands of reliable and responsible guides.