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[–] Mustard_of_puppets 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

My kid did that all last week in school, he loves that shit. We call it Orienteering. They make games and races out of it, like little scavenger hunt type deals. I'm lucky we live in a very remote small town that still teaches stuff like that. He's going canoeing all week this week. They start teaching all that stuff in 4th grade around here.

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[–] ExpertShitposter [S] 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Awesome.

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[–] Mustard_of_puppets 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It is pretty awesome, they learn all kinds of outdoors stuff, earlier ths spring they went out and stocked trout in a lake, they go out and build shelters(debris huts and Quinzees[snow igloos]), they go snowshoeing learn to tie knots etc... they go on camping feild trips and learn to set up tents. It's really a great program.

They even go ponding and take notes on species they find and research ones they can't figure out, catch frogs and stuff. They go bird watching too.

Like I said I'm blessed to live where I do and have a school that still teaches this kind of stuff. Not only does it teach them useful skills they will retain and be able to use throughout their lives but they get to go outside and explore they are not locked in a classroom and stuck in a building all day.

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[–] LetsBeNakedOutside 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

.... maybe vote for people that will fund the forest service? Those people work their assed off an are severely understaffed cuz the doofus in chief froze all hiring.

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[–] Rotteuxx 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Haven't done it in years but I used to really enjoy it. Full weekend hikes with nothing more than a topographical map and a compass to orient myself, I'd get one of my brothers to drop me off at point A and he'd pick me up at point B 2-3 days later.

I just went to The World Of Maps in Ottawa & they'd print whatever size of the section I wanted, used to be pretty cheap for a regular paper map.

I learned to read maps in high school (private though)... wonder is modern high schoolers can even read a subway map nowadays, they probably just use google to plot the route for them :/

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[–] TheBuddha 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Everyone should learn orienteering.

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[–] ExpertShitposter [S] 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Most people don't wanna go outdoors in general.

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[–] TheBuddha 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I pretty much live in the wilderness, as I'm pretty sure you know.

Even I like to go outside. I don't go camping very often - 'cause that's a bit silly when you live where I do.

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[–] 9-11 3 points 0 points (+3|-3) ago 

There are people on Voat right now who don't own a sighting compass and a detailed topographic map of the surrounding land.

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[–] BigMatteson 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Finally, I'm part of the 1%.

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[–] ExpertShitposter [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You mean:

there are 95% of people on voat now who don't......

I always have maps, but honestly only last year did i get a proper compass and not a shit 5$ one and now started to learn how to use it properly.

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[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

god dammit

i just had to uv 9-11

wtf timeline is this

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[–] totes_magotes 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

If I make a statement of the obvious, can I have an upvoat to?

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[–] Mustard_of_puppets 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I have maps and maps and maps all of the same area but I like to mark them, some I mark new logging trails and roads, some I mark good fishing spots, I have maps to mark moose I see all year. its a habt I pcked up from my grandfather. MAps are cheap, knowledge is priceless.