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Let Them Be Eaten by Bears

A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids Into the Great Outdoors
Hoffmeister, Peter Brown (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Let Them Be Eaten by Bears


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"Based on the author's acclaimed Integrated Outdoor Program, Let Them Be Eaten by Bears is Peter Hoffmeister's inspiring guide to helping kids enjoy nature and appreciate the great outdoors. Drawing from his personal and professional background as an educator, guide, writer, and father, and focusing on fun rather than fear, Hoffmeister offers an approachable, fun reintroduction to hiking, camping, and all-around exploring that will help parents and kids alike feel empowered and capable. Whether you're a veteran outdoorsperson, a first-time hiker, or anything in between, get ready to put on your sneakers, turn off your video games, and rediscover the simple, powerful joy of going out to play"--
Authors: Hoffmeister, Peter Brown
Title: Let them be eaten by bears
a fearless guide to taking our kids into the great outdoors
Publisher: New York :, A Perigee Book,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: x, 240 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "A Perigee book."
Contents: Did that kid just steal your nature?
Get out of your comfort zone
You don't have to be an expert and you don't have to be alone
Anti-American ethic: when you go out, take fewer things
There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing
Perfect isn't fun and failure is always an option
Like the caveman: a case for storytelling
Scrapes and bruises are just childhood
Relax, go shorter: lower your expectations
Beyond Xanax: understanding fear and simple survival
Chasing the squirrels: let the kids lead
Teaching techniques + thirty skills and practices list
Dying is bad: thirteen safety rules
God made dirt and dirt don't hurt: mantras
Wiffle ball and freeze tag: play childhood games
Sharks and bears: my girl is as strong as your boy
Paroled and troubled teens: the reluctant group members
Just go
Summary: "Based on the author's acclaimed Integrated Outdoor Program, Let Them Be Eaten by Bears is Peter Hoffmeister's inspiring guide to helping kids enjoy nature and appreciate the great outdoors. Drawing from his personal and professional background as an educator, guide, writer, and father, and focusing on fun rather than fear, Hoffmeister offers an approachable, fun reintroduction to hiking, camping, and all-around exploring that will help parents and kids alike feel empowered and capable. Whether you're a veteran outdoorsperson, a first-time hiker, or anything in between, get ready to put on your sneakers, turn off your video games, and rediscover the simple, powerful joy of going out to play"--
ISBN: 0399161082
9780399161087
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  • ksoles rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In his down-to-Earth but ever-humourous new book, Peter Brown Hoffmeister provides tips and tricks for getting kids used to the great outdoors while preserving parents' sanity. Most poignantly, he advocates letting go of the desire for a "perfect" wilderness experience; he encourages families to get out there, get dirty, get curious and just do it. The author's experience as an educator and outdoorsman shines through in his writing. He truly believes that a young person's curiosity enriches every fresh air experience, from backyard camping to serious mountaineering to 100 mile scooter rides (no joke!). He has a refreshingly glib attitude about going with the flow and not worrying about small mishaps but also prioritizes safety and coaches readers on how to practically set goals and expectations for excursions so as to avoid disappointment. "Let Them Be Eaten By Bears" ultimately wants kids to be kids and adults to feel comfortable with the scrapes, bruises and fears that can accompany outdoor excursions.

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