Had a random thought come across my mind and wanted to poll the community for some thoughts. My sons are getting older now, the oldest is 5. We've gone camping as a family, but I would like to begin introducing him to more of the preparedness skills he's going to need in his life (not to mention good practice for me as well). Come next year, he'll be able to join the Cub Scouts and will get some of these skills, but in the interim, and perhaps more broad and/or in-depth, I'd like to begin exploring some different scenarios that he and I can both learn and enjoy together. These could be quick lessons and some involving overnight stays at a campsite (primitive or otherwise). I'm not without the creativity to come up with some ideas, but wanted to know if there are a collection of scenarios that can be looked to for ideas and specific challenges associated with learning these new skills. Sort of like a military training exercise where there's a story to go with the skills & equipment needed needed to solve the problem-solving (or perhaps there are limitations on what type of equipment can be used to force practice in other skills). Finding information on particular skills is relatively easy, but having them tied together in a logical/reasonable scenario would be nice. It would seem to me that for his age, having a imaginative story to go along with the skills needed will almost be like playing rather than seen as something he has to do because his father dragged him along. The good news is that he's anxious to do these things with me, but I want to make sure there's enough to keep a young mind's interest beyond the initial excitement through the hard work that may be required of him. Like I said, I'm not without the creativity to come up with some of these on my own, but given my extreme time constraints, I'd like to spend less time doing the creative work and more time doing the actual work. Your thoughts, ideas, website URLs, book titles, etc. would be greatly appreciated.