55 step-by-step, illustrated activties that teach kids everything from how to see like an owl to build the world's coolest fort from sticks. (ages 8-12).
Once upon a time, kids learned the most amazing and unusual things. They learned how to shelter and clothe themselves, how to build a fire, tie knots, and read a compass. They learned how to spend a comfortable night in the forest without a nylon tent. The Young Adventurer's Guide brings back forgotten skills like using the stars instead of GPS and building forts out of foraged sticks. This handbook empowers kids to explore the natural world (starting in the comfort of their own backyard) through a whole new set of skills. Featuring 65 different skills in sections that include: Secrets of the Woods, The Best Camping Trip, Make Cool Stuff That's Actually Useful, and Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary.