Before we get started, My Vickie wanted you to know that we keep trying to post comments on some of your blogs and Google won't let us.....so if we seem absent, It's Googles fault......
OK Off Again....
So here we are on Day Three. Hope you are having as much fun as Me and My Vickie are when we put this together.
Today we are going to teach our humans another very important part of going hiking.
You see, most of the small ones just let mom and dad carry the pack with the water, food and camping gear.
They don't want to weigh the kids down with heavy stuff, they just want them to stay on the trail and "Keep Up"
But lets face it........It is soooo easy to get separated from the group. You turn your head to look at a flower, or step in the woods to go to the bathroom, or just not paying attention and WHAM!!!!
Somebody gets lost.
So todays lesson is simple: As Sugar has so wonderfully shown us in the picture above: EVERYONE should carry a pack of some sort....even if it is only a fanny pack.
And Here are some of the most important things to carry in your pack, no matter how small it is.......
Of course, the all important WATER BOTTLE......Do you know how long you can stay alive WITHOUT water? About 3 days. We all need water.....
Also a fun but very useful and tiny thing is a LIGHTSTICK.....(Tomorrow we will tell you why you should carry these things and how to use them)
Definatley an extra pair of socks. "WHY?" you ask do I need extra socks?
Because if you are a human your body heat escapes through your feet and your head. If you were hiking all day your feet will be wet with sweat, plus there are a ton of others things that can happen during the day and a clean dry pair of socks will bring more comfort and warmth than you can imagine. (Check out Shawnee the Shepherd blog today to see where extra socks came in really handy)
You also want a little snack. I like jerky but you can put in anything you want. Probably best to NOT choose something with a lot of salt in it.
A VERY IMPORTANT thing is a BLUE bandana......(Haha, you have to wait to find out why the color BLUE is so important)
And Finally and as important as all the rest is "A WHISTLE" Yep, a good quality really loud Whistle.......(again, tomorrow or the next day we will tell you how to use it and all the ways it can help you.
My Vickie wanted to put in here that her favoirte thing in her pack is Ductape. Does anyone know all the ways you can use ductape while in the wilderness?
Until tomorrow......DON'T GET LOST