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Proud of my 6yo daughter

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by SJStuart, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. SJStuart

    SJStuart Settler

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    How many parents can say that their 6 year old daughter can:
    - Gather appropriate materials
    - Lay it properly
    - Prepare a tinder bundle
    - Light it
    - Manage the fire they just lit
    ?

    Should be taught in the first year of primary school if you ask me!
     
  2. tree beard

    tree beard Full Member

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    Well done mate, you should be a proud dad. :approve:
     
  3. SJStuart

    SJStuart Settler

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    Indeed I am.

    Next up: knife safety and the basics of carving. By the time she's 7, I'll have her selecting her own wood, sawing it to obtain the best length of its grain, splitting it, and carving spoons from the split lengths :)
     
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    Good on you mate I've done it with my kids from being really young, memories they will remember all there lives, and it's a excuse to get out
     
  5. SJStuart

    SJStuart Settler

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    It makes parenting more rewarding :)
     
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    Ecoman Full Member

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    Nice one bud. Spot on:cool:
     
  7. rik_uk3

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    Great stuff chap :)
     
  8. ozzy1977

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    Great stuff :)
     
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    Nice to see kids get out and do things.. :)
     
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    You will have to get her to show you how to keep the frontier alight now :)
     
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    It's real parenting, communicating and spending time with the kids, passing on skills. Worlds apart from sitting them in front of the one eyed god,

    Well done mate!
     
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    great stuff mate my boy is 7 and hes favourite thing to do in the woodland is gather the materials and maintain the fire , he had a hulafors safety tip knife for Christmas and is just getting use to knife skills
     
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    All you need now is teach her how to hang your hammock, put on a brew, and get going on the dinner :p
     
  14. andyn

    andyn Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Nice one, feels rewarding doesn't it!

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Yeh my kids had the fire service in to do talks and i got a lecture from mine about putting the matches where they cant get em ..............................

    They did think when I said how can i ask you to get them if you cant reach when I need em

    used the Pamphlet to light the fire
     
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    Outstanding mate bushcraft medal winner goes to
     
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    It's great being out teaching the kids stuff they get so much out of it and being outdoors in fresh air.it should defiantly be taught in schools I'm lucking my daughter picks scouts for her Friday afternoon activity at school she really gets so much out of it and the school are proud of there association with scouts and realise the benefits of kids getting out and even allowing them fire lighting and shelter building,archery,climbing etc.

    you and your daughter will have years of good memory's that'll last a life time :)
     
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    Awesome stuff, bet thats satisfying to watch :)
     
  19. Harmonica

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    well done to all parents who teach these skills.

    my son is only 6 months so a little while to wait yet (though I have made him a tiny canoe paddle already!). I have however taught several 8 year old cub scouts knife skills. some had barely held even a kitchen knife before but its amazing how quickly they take to it.

    keep the first aid kits near as little thumbs are determined to get nicked. I do like the hultafors safety tipped knives for kids as the sharp point on normal knives does seem to find its way into thumbs and nicks clothing like nobody's business.
     

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