My hunting partner of the last five years may not be in moose camp with me this year. He has endured being snowed in, seasons with nothing but rain and near freezing temps, and almost every other condition with a smile on his face. He works his rear off, cooks, cleans, and doesn't complain while hiking uphill in the tussocks or underbush. He also makes everyone else in camp remember what it is like to be a kid and everyone else seems to work for fun and enjoy life more when he is around. We explore more and seem to hunt better.
My son is in danger of being lost to moose camp. His school decided that he cannot miiss 10 days a semester, excused absence or not. He will fail if he does. He is an A and B student and places every year in the geography bee. He has always done premakeup before or has done his school work in camp. Never a problem in the past.
This belongs in this area of the forum as kids are our future. My hunting partner is my 11 year old son. He learns more about life on one trip into camp than one year of schooling can ever teach him. Ask his mother(my ex wife) who dislikes even camping, if hunting has taught him to be self sufficient, respectful, and enjoy the simple pleasures in life like hard work. She is more upset than I am. I guess she likes the meat more than I knew.lol
Sorry for the rant, but I feel it is important. My sons keep me young, make me remember what life is truley about, and make me see the treasures of the outdoors (that I had forgotten) once again every outing.
Home schooling and maybe Bushrat's way of life seem better and better every day since I moved to a populuce area.