‘Be prepared!’

Not just the motto of the Scout Association…

The four ‘P’s as the Army call it

Preparation and Planning Prevents Poor performance

With the recent (although announced) advent of sever weather many people have been caught out with their lack of preparedness.. be it;

Poorly equipped – don’t leave home without some basics in this weather – you don’t know how long you will get stuck… whether (weather!) walking or driving. Some food, a drink a warm jacket and hat minimum – more if you are traveling in a car

Poorly prepared in skills – I have seen some absolute ‘corkers’ in poor driving skills since the snow arrived! Now is a great time to practice braking, stop start, hill starting etc at your local empty car park! How to use your car mats as snow channels etc

Poorly informed – check the weather – we have ultimate access to information at our fingertips with the advent of mobile technology – Make a plan – so you are stuck in traffic, gridlock.. who is going to pick the kids up? Traffic will be bad – plan an escape route to get back home… ‘What about my route?’ How many hills?!

It is called ‘contingency planning’ in the military – MAKE SURE EVERYONE KNOWS THE PLAN! Get into the habit… not just for snow, for any of the many situations that could befall a family or individual from Fire to Zombie Apocalypse! (and while you are at it… get some First Aid skills under your belt too!)

Stay Safe… be prepared!

Want to cross the bridge?

If you want to cross this bridge to find out what is on the other side, or if you feel the need to look over the side of the bridge…. then YOU are ready for adventure!

Why we need to get outdoors:

There is more and more evidence coming to light about the wellbeing benefits of getting kids (and grown ups) outdoors… but the truth is every parent ‘wants their child to ‘go out and play’ – why?

Because they know it is good for them!

So… what do we benefit from going outdoors… into the woods, climbing up hills?

Learning… We will learn by doing and experiencing… it stimulates our minds, we ask questions.. we want to understand… we want to learn more Remember when your child had an inquisitive mind… all those questions?!

Doing… We solve problems (it’s what got mankind from the Stone Age to now… and there have been plenty of problems for people to solve on the way!

Laughing… We need to have fun! It relieves stress, makes us feel good – When was the last time you had a real belly rumbling laugh?

Resilience… We develop ’toughness’ we learn that most ‘hardships’ can be overcome… from ‘not feeling the cold’ to ’I’m hungry… I’m not starving!’ we learn that we are tougher than we think! – (Bear Grylls started somewhere!)

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