The great outdoors also referred to as the wilderness, is where the most exciting adventures exist. It will help you conquer certain fears and unleash your inner confidence. This coming Father’s Day, it is time to change your plans and visit the outdoors. Next weekend should be the most memorable ever.
Reason # 1: Bonding starts during the time of planning
It is interesting to note that even before your outdoor adventure begins, the entire family can already bond together during the planning phase. If the first thing that comes to your mind is packing the things to bring together in your backpacks and luggage, you are right. This sounds exciting. It also involves making trips to the grocery store and buying the essentials together with your kids.
Reason # 2: The outdoors provide a backdrop to teach responsibility
Father’s Day is all about the rekindling of the relationship, the giving of gifts, and maybe appreciating the father figure. However, the outdoors can provide a perfect location where you can teach responsibility to children. It is taken to the next level, as opposed to having them taught at home. These include preparing food, cooking, building the fire, finding natural resources, grilling marshmallows, setting up the tent, and more. These can be done both by younger children and by teenagers approaching adulthood.
Reason # 3: You can stay away from social networking sites
As a parent, you always want to find the opportunity to get social media off your kids as much as you can. But they’re just drawn to it. If they are in the outdoors, would they still have a choice? Taking on the wild is also a fantastic way to introduce them that there is a better space where they can spend their time with – that is, nature.
Reason # 4: Make them appreciate survival skills
Sleeping in tents, with the possibility of being bitten by mosquitoes and with the forest grasses around, may not be favorable for your children. More so, eating by hands. However, sharing with them these survival skills while they are young can be done as you conduct a camping activity or maybe even a mountain climbing trail with the whole family.
Reason # 5: Share stories with children
In other words, there’s no other perfect backdrop to spend time with your kids as a father, and take this time from your wife, their mother, when they are outdoors. These are ways to tell them stories under the night sky, answer their most bizarre questions, and converse with them as if catching up with your friends. It’s a Father’s Day that you don’t want to miss.
Read more about Primitive Survivors’ Father’s Day special. Take a look at our articles on gift guides, outdoor activities, camping recipes, and more ideas that you can adapt while spending time with your dad and with your kids.