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how many teach or want their kids to be tuaght field craft ie survival skills

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Informer2 Sat 29-Aug-09 10:53:29

how many teach or want their kids to be tuaght field craft ie survival skills.

Much like was tught in cub sciuts but going much further not just incase needed but to teach them resourcfukness, practical application of science and how to survive withtou technology and gadgets and not be reliant on them?

EccentricaGallumbits Sat 29-Aug-09 10:55:03

are you researching an advanced sort of zombie plan?

SausageRocket Sat 29-Aug-09 11:07:58

lol @ EC

are you on meds for your paranoia, OP ?

mrsruffallo Sat 29-Aug-09 11:11:12

Give it up dear

Tortington Sat 29-Aug-09 11:11:52

oh cock off cocker

dizzymare Sat 29-Aug-09 11:12:29

God doesn't he go on hmm

SoupDragon Sat 29-Aug-09 11:13:18

Oh FFS.

You are a prime example of why children should be taught to spell and type properly.

ZippysMum Sat 29-Aug-09 11:17:06

Oh I am glad it's not just me getting fed up with this one.

Still, thanks to OP I have finally learned how to hide threads wink

Informer2 Sat 29-Aug-09 11:17:25

No lets see

1 : this sort of stuff was tught to most kids in cub scouts before that got unpopular

2 : It gets kids away from ipods, computergames, sitting on their buts and out into the outdoors

3 : It makes science stuff like structure a bit more interesting when say using it to build your own shelter likewise say heat conduction with insulation.

4 : It teaches you how to be effecient on a budget and make greater use of whats around you

5 : Gives a greater appreciation of nature and the environment

6 : It encourages lateral and inventive thinking

7 : It makes life easier when going to festivals and camping

8 : Gets kids away from their estates and city life

9 : gets them less boarded withtou their technology

10 :_ May actually come in handy one day to keep them alive.

No meds... 10 rational logical reasons... where are yours to counter it

Informer2 Sat 29-Aug-09 11:18:06

Can spell just shite at typing as need to look at the keyboard not at the screen

TheCrackFox Sat 29-Aug-09 11:20:08

I have never read such crap in all my days.

dizzymare Sat 29-Aug-09 11:21:37

Jeez, give it up will you hmm

Zippy, I'm following you!

Informer2 Sat 29-Aug-09 12:05:47

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By TheCrackFox Sat 29-Aug-09 11:20:08 Add a message | Report post | Contact poster

I have never read such crap in all my days.

if its such crap prove it wrong

CheeseandRice Sat 29-Aug-09 12:09:57

'resourcfukness'

I want some of THAT

Informer2 Sat 29-Aug-09 12:14:42

Resourcefulness ok...

Those who concentrate on typos, name calling, giggling etc do so only as they can't actually counter answer the issues and topics raised with a rational, logical, well laid out argument backed with some form of evidence...

again prove the 10 points wrong

TheCrackFox Sat 29-Aug-09 12:16:58

How about you prove the 10 points are correct?

foxytocin Sat 29-Aug-09 12:20:19

join the military. you learn field craft and get paid for it.

Informer2 Sat 29-Aug-09 12:27:18

1 : this sort of stuff was tught to most kids in cub scouts before that got unpopular

Easy enough... look up any book on the scouts

2 : It gets kids away from ipods, computergames, sitting on their buts and out into the outdoors

You have to walk around outdoors. Taking away the electronic gadgets enables you to teach other things...

3 : It makes science stuff like structure a bit more interesting when say using it to build your own shelter likewise say heat conduction with insulation.

Well if you dont follow the structure and insulation lessons ya freeze and your shelter collapses

4 : It teaches you how to be effecient on a budget and make greater use of whats around you

Making a tent from sticks, bin liners or better still plant material is cheaper then buying a tent. More so putting kids in a situation where they have to put whats around them to use starts them thinking about things in a new way

5 : Gives a greater appreciation of nature and the environment

One getting out will help, also showing how to make use of whats around you and how its limited

6 : It encourages lateral and inventive thinking

You learn to take things apart and use them in ways that were not origonally intended.

ie paper clips as fishhooks, cans as cutting tools, if hot could make a water weel with sicks and cans and attach a fan made of whats around you. Cds as signalling devices, etc

7 : It makes life easier when going to festivals and camping

Kinda helps to know dry wood burns better than green and how to make a safe campfire the easy way

8 : Gets kids away from their estates and city life

Duh obvious one

9 : Gets them less bored without their technology

Theres more to life than playstation. ie rock climbing

10 :_ May actually come in handy one day to keep them alive.

The recent issue of brit tourist in the Aus bush comes to mind

No meds... 10 rational logical reasons... where are yours to counter it

Informer2 Sat 29-Aug-09 12:28:09

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By foxytocin Sat 29-Aug-09 12:20:19 Add a message | Report post | Contact poster

join the military. you learn field craft and get paid for it.

Reasonable point only my way you dont have to kill or mutilate anyone and dont get killed or mutilated yourself

TheCrackFox Sat 29-Aug-09 12:28:37

That wasn't actually proof, more a series of platitudes. Where are the cold, hard facts?

GentleOtter Sat 29-Aug-09 12:31:34

Yes, I taught my children stuff like that but we live out in the sticks - not much TV reception, broadband crap etc so we have to do something.

SoupDragon Sat 29-Aug-09 12:54:57

IIRC Lavenderrrr advocated teaching her son to shoot pheasants with an air rifle so that, in the event of a plane crash, he would be able to forage and hunt to survive.

GentleOtter Sat 29-Aug-09 13:00:08

You don't even need a plane crash SoupDragon - the little buggers can often be found foraging in our vegetable patch. (pheasants, not sons) grin

foxytocin Sat 29-Aug-09 13:57:43

true.

wingnuts who talk about field craft and survival skills immediately get me thinking of hate groups in Idaho and Montana all sandbagging against the black and brown tide.

most people manage to join and leave the military without ever firing a shot in anger however, if like they lately said that we will be in Afghanistan for the next 40 years then your chances of mutilating or be mutilated rises.

tethersend Sun 30-Aug-09 13:57:18

I can hardly begin to imagine the fun kids must have at camp learning these skills from the OP.

They must be beating down your door.

Or perhaps just kicking it in.

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