Monday, July 26, 2010

The rules of the wild is a site and a booklet created by an internet friend of mine, Catherine Dold.

Hiking is fun and good exercise—plus you get to look for and spot animals. This is made for kids!

Dold takes youngsters through what to wear and what to bring (water, sunscreen, lunch—and what else? Do YOU know?).

It runs through how to stay safe and what to do if you can’t find the others.

Another chapter teaches children how to respect the outdoors—don’t pick flowers or feed animals, don’t shout.

There is also a quiz and kids can earn a Good Hiker Certificate.

My daughter saw the certificate in the printer and said, “I want this.” She is 28.

Go to to buy the book, which can be downloaded for five bucks.

I almost went hiking, but you know me, that would be rash in my case.

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