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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by to7update, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. to7update

    to7update Novice Camper

    Hi guys, really glad to be a part of this community as I've camped a lot back in the days and I loved it! I am looking forward to learn about camping in different parts of the world and to share my own stories, I do have a few good ones. :) I am starting to introduce camping to my kids and how they love it, don't all kids love camping?
  2. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Hello to7update, and welcome. I think most kids love camping as long as they have no bad experiences. I wish I would have taken my daughters more when they were younger. We used to go every summer when I was growing up. Mom and Dad loved it. I guess when you get older and are stuggling to make ends meet while starting a family and your life, things get pushed aside because of other priorities.

    I love being outside, and enjoy hearing other people's stories. Love to hear more of your ventures.
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  3. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    I think your kids will have a great time, the only thing I can think of is if your kids are far apart in age then they might feel bored on a camping trip in which case they can invite some friends along. Camping is a great experience for everyone, I wish my family had been more into it growing up.
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  4. to7update

    to7update Novice Camper

    Thanks for the welcome. :)

    My kids are still small, just 7 and 9, so they don't get bored, quite the opposite, they feel all the excitement of sleeping in a tent, making a fire and exploring the wild. My younger kid is a little scared of the dark at this time, so he's not the biggest explorer at night haha, but I am guessing this fear will go away with time.

    I suppose this interest of them in camping will last until they are 12-13 years old, after that they will have other interests...
  5. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    ...not necessarily - it's hard to give up the canoeing experience if you have learned well as a youth. It becomes a part of your make up. :) Not only is it character building - it can be a way of life like athletics and academics etc.
  6. to7update

    to7update Novice Camper

    You have a good point there, it all depends on the activities we propose to them. If we are talking about canoeing, kayaks or other activities more "radical", that just might engage them to continue outdoors activities, and that is far better than many other activities out there.
  7. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

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  8. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    I took my youngest daughter and her friend camping when they were teenagers. Good lord! Boys boys boys.

    What's the matter with being being afraid of the dark?

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  9. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    ..."Who's afraid of the Dark?" It's all in the conditioning that starts from a very early age. It is fostered by the fears taught by others and they stay with us - especially when one finds themselves alone. Really...what are you afraid of ---> and why?

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  10. to7update

    to7update Novice Camper

    Yeah, putting them in touch with nature, teach them to do the fire, to cook there, to prepare stuff with woods, survivalist stuff, or just radical sports haha. Either cases, bringing them along and not engaging them in activities is just a bad idea.
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