Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids

Posted on September 7, 2011

Are you a dad with younger children who is wondering how you and your wife can maintain your active outdoor lifestyle and include your kids in the fun?  If so, check out Eugene Buchanan’s new book, Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids: A Guide to Getting Your Kids Active in the Great Outdoors.  A fun and fast read, Buchanan covers all sorts of outdoor sports including camping, hiking, paddling, bicycling, fishing and climbing.  He’s got lots of practical tips and covers each section from the beginner to the more advance level.  At the end of the book, he has lots of great facts about our children and their need for activity as well as tons of on-line resources.  Perhaps my favorite part of the book was reading the many quotes he has at the start of each chapter.  Here is a sampling of my favorites:

“If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it.”  David Sobel, Beyond Ecophobia

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”  John F. Kennedy

“Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.”  Earl Wilson

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”  William Shakespeare

“Backpacking: an extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear that they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.”  Unknown

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  Albert Einstein

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