Having proper information and equipment in case of an emergency and knowing a few simple techniques in survival may make the difference between life or death, for you or your children. With so many great resources online for emergency survival it was hard to choose what to present, but I have chosen just a few that I thought were informative and interesting. The best advice I learned while seeking these links is to make it fun for the kids, allowing them to gain hands-on experience.
A Kid’s Wilderness Survival Primer – Equipped To Survive
Survival primer with great information about how to survive out in the wilderness. Site has nice photos and links for more info.
Wilderness Survival for Kids video – Courierpress.com
Video of kids building a debris shelter out in nature with logs, sticks, and leaves. I love their enthusiasm. It makes me want to get out there and start building!
Hurricane Survival For Kids – UNC-TV
Learn more about how hurricanes happen, what you can do to survive them, and see out how to rate a hurricane.
Winter Survival for Kids – The Survival Mom
You may think it is too early to think about Winter, but it will never hurt to begin thinking about these survival tips. This article also contains some other links to useful websites that you might like as well. (I noticed that two video links are not functioning, but all others appeared to be at the time of this post)
40 Survival Skills Your Kids Need to Know – Code Name Insight
Whether you agree with all 40 or not, there is a lot of common sense advice to be gained by this article–for both children and adults.
Instant Survival Tip: 30 Uses for a Bandana – The Survival Mom
See what your children come up with for this interesting challenge activity. This child came up with 30 uses for bandanas–mostly for survival purposes.
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