When it comes to getting outside this summer, one of the big things that most parents worry about with their kids is what to do if everyone is on the trail and along comes a large animal of the wild kind. It’s not common. But, on Vancouver Island, the opportunity to run into a cougar or bear is a bit more likely than places like Halifax where we have learned that coyotes and bees are the ones of which to be aware.
It’s hard to know exactly what to do, or how to keep things simple and help your kids understand the realities of heading out into the forest, without terrifying everyone. But, the crew at HellaWella has come up with a fun guide that does just that.
Freeze Or Flee: A Survival Guide for Dangerous Animal Encounters is one of the most fun, quirky and informative approaches to keeping safe in an outdoor animal-related emergency that we have seen in a very long while.
It’s got practical, funny tips on how to steer clear of creatures, what to do when they are in your face and how to defend yourself. There are some quirky bits as it is unlikely that any of us will be faced with a lion, gorilla or hippo encounter any time soon. But, hey, it never hurts to be prepared. Plus, there are aliens. So, we’re in.
We like it for its light approach to a heavy topic. Not that they don’t take it all seriously. You just won’t close the PDF guide and want to lock yourself inside your house for the summer afterward.
Check it out and get your copy HERE. You do have to sign up for their newsletter. But, that’s cool.