For the past few years I have been taking my 3 grandchildren (age 7, 9, 11) on tracking adventures and they are all getting pretty good at it so I have decided to step up the training to a winter camping weekend in my woods. I'll take just my 9 yr old grandson first and we'll only be about 1/4 mile from the house so if it doesn't work out, we can easily hike back home. The spot I have in mind has on the clef of a mountain ridge with a stream. I want to take him in with only a backpack and basic survival supplies but we will bring sleeping bags on this adventure. Then I want to teach him to build a snow shelter and find our own food. We'll try for fish but they're iffy and hopefully find rabbit tracks, etc. then snare some prey. I've been going over snow shelter building with him and found the following link which, although pretty extreme for our adventure, has some really good techniques http://www.usap.gov/travelAndDeployment/documents/FieldManual-Chapt11SnowShelters.pdf If the weekend works out okay, we'll plan another with his 7 year old sister. My 11 yr old granddaughter isn't too interested in going us. At the moment, this is the only reason I'm looking forward to winter. Anyone have any suggestions for our adventure weekend?