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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 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"--
Publisher: New York :, A Perigee Book,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0399161082
9780399161087
Characteristics: x, 240 pages ;,22 cm

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Jun 27, 2013
  • 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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