In this post, I will go over some simple basics of survival training for children.
While you, as a parent, know how to handle the situation, your children may not.
As a result, they might panic and get themselves injured, or worse, hurt someone else.
Many adults may be surprised to learn that children, too, require survival training.
But there's no need to panic just yet. Your children will not be required to attend military boot camp.
All they have to do is participate in some 'fun' training exercises.
Let's take a look at some things you can do as a parent to help your child build strength and abilities so that they are better prepared to handle any crisis.
Fitness and Strength
Nowadays, most children are addicted to their electronic devices, either reading their social media profiles or playing video games.
So while teenagers sit in their rooms for hours playing Minecraft, playgrounds have become ghost places.
As a result, childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels. Many of these children will struggle to cope during a crisis.
They'll have to walk more, do more manual labor, eat less, and put up with various other hardships.
Survival Training for Children is Never Easy
Because survival situations are never easy, you should begin by taking your child to the park regularly.
- Walking for 20 to 30 minutes three or four times per week is beneficial to both you and your children. They'll get the strength and endurance to walk.
- You can get them to carry their bug out bags and follow you on the stroll after their stamina has improved.
- The added weight will strengthen them even more, and they will get the energy to walk with the bags.
This is an incredibly crucial talent.
For example, if your car breaks down and you have to walk for a few miles to get some help, your entire family will be able to accomplish so without giving up because they are fatigued.
Begin your preparations before a crisis occurs.
Go hiking often. Climb slopes, hike up paths, etc.
Add a sense of adventure and enjoyment to the action. If it's a physical problem, the child will become stronger.
If camping outdoors is a part of your survival strategy, you should do it with your family and kids multiple times until everyone is comfortable with it.
Staying in a tent can be claustrophobic and inconvenient. As a result, they'll have to get used to it.
There will also be mosquitoes, the need to boil water, and the need to use the restroom, among other things.
They should be done multiple times so that the children are not surprised by the unexpected changes in their lives when they have to bug out in the wild during a crisis.
Show children which plants they are allowed to touch and which they are not.
Describe which insects and animals in the area are potentially threatening.
This is crucial information.
You don't want your youngster bugging out with you and getting rashes from poison ivy...
...or trailing a bear in the distance to check if it's Winnie the Pooh.
They'll need to be mindful of safety precautions such as not getting too close to the fire, not venturing out too far on their own...
...keeping the camping area free of food to discourage animals from dropping by, and so on, even if they're in the wilderness.
You could teach kids knot-tying, first-aid skills like cleaning and dressing a wound, or how to set up a tent, for example.
So there's a lot to discover you want to begin training them as soon as possible.
Then, when there is a real crisis, all of the training and abilities will come in handy.
To Sum it Up
I hope that I have provided some useful information and resources here on survival training for children.
My goal is to help each of you learn and prepare for emergencies together with your children so that you can ensure their safety and well-being.
However, we'd like you to keep in mind that there's no such thing as being too prepared.
If you have any questions about any of the topics I've covered in this article, please don't hesitate to contact me on my contact page.
I am always happy to help! 🙂