Top Skills to Teach Your Kids/grandkids

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  1. crowsnest2002

    crowsnest2002 Well-Known Member

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    Kind of figured I would throw this out there and see what type of response I could get. I guess it is more of a curiosity on my part to see what outdoor skills others want to teach their kids/ and or grandkids or have already taught them. Obviously most people on here are going to say:

    #1 marksman skillsgun)

    I concur but wonder what else? What other outdoor skills do you want to teach the young ones? Just think about itlightbulb and now the floor is yours.:D
     
  2. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    Gardening
    Hunting and skinning-processing the kill
    Fishing
    Marksmanship
    Archery
    Genseng and yellow root harvesting
    Morell mushroom harvesting
    Fire building
    Camping
    Respect for the land and water
    All of these things my dad taught me I know I forgot something but with these skills a person can live and eat with very little resources I think that a lot of people would parish because of being ignorant in these skills if we ever lost our way of life. Imagine some people without smart phones and Walmart....
     

  3. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    Safety and respect.
     
  4. earlcurtis67

    earlcurtis67 Well-Known Member

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    X2 what DOSH said
    navigation
    tracking
    have fun
     
  5. Marble

    Marble Well-Known Member

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    The thing that I work on with my son the most is navigation. I want him to learn how to get places and no depend solely on a GPS. He seems to not be blessed with a great sense of direction, but, he listens well and is learning. He is only 12, so there is plenty of time for him to figure it out. I took him hunting the other day and pointed markers to find your way back to the truck. He had a slight awe hah moment.
     
  6. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

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    "You and only you are responsible for your actions" - this holds true in any outdoor activities as well as life in general.

    We as parents/grandparents have the equal responsibility to set the right example by our actions as well as our words.
     
  7. wyowinchester

    wyowinchester Well-Known Member

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    I continually ask them, how do you get back, {home truck camp} Know where your at, and how do you get there.
    Safety and respect can cover so many topics, and actions.
     
  8. FearNoWind

    FearNoWind Well-Known Member

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    No, marksmanship is not the #1 skill. Under the heading of firearms, safety is the #1 skill. My kids and grandkids memorized this very early.
    http://cahuntereducation.org/members/jbanke/10commnd.pdf
    Under the heading of "other" ... it's difficult to separate principals from skills -- I'd include outdoor survival, using hand and power tools correctly, understanding electronics and electricity, how to recognize BS when it shows up in the locker room or shooting range and how to cook. :)
     
  9. shortside

    shortside New Member

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    I like the input so far. I would add a few:
    Honesty
    Tact
    Importance of a personal relationship with God
    How to work hard, and pitch in
    Reloading
    Trapping and skinning
    How to get along with others
    How to take care of what is yours and respect what isn't yours
    How to drive a stick shift
    How to back a trailer
    How to respect women

    ...Shortside...
     
  10. crowsnest2002

    crowsnest2002 Well-Known Member

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    The basic guideline of this post is to really get you thinking about the kids/ grandkids.:D It made me think about just making time and not waiting for it.
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  11. wyomingblizzard

    wyomingblizzard Well-Known Member

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    My grandsons are 7,5&3. The oldest is just starting on the marksman ship part. But with all three saftey is the first firearm lessons. However respect of there selfs,others, the land, and life of all varieties is what I feel is most important at there ages. Firearms, hunting, fishing, and woodsman skills lessons will come as they grow. This progression worked well with there dad,and for that matter there grandpa.
     
  12. crowsnest2002

    crowsnest2002 Well-Known Member

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    I take a lot of this in honestly. Wisdom can be easily taken from others if you are willing to listen and I am blessed with the opportunities at my work to have people close to retirement to work with. I take in a lot of what they say.
     
  13. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Gun safety
    how to properly shoot a rifle
    how to sight in a rifle and estimate yardage.

    Knife safety
    how to sharpen and use one

    How to build a fire

    Basic first aid

    survival skills

    understand how to pack your pack for the unexpected without having so much gear you cant carry it.

    how to build a shelter

    where to look for food and fresh water

    how to make yourself easily found in an emergency

    how to make yourself unfindable

    self defense

    sence of direction and land marks

    how to tie knots

    there is much more but make sure you not only teach these things but practice them