One of my fondest childhood memories is camping with my family. Not only because of the quality time and smores we got to share, but because of the many lessons I learned on each of our camping trips. Each time I conquered a new task, I learned to be confident even when faced with unfamiliar challenges. Each time I woke to the sounds of bustling animals nearby, I learned the value of working hard to survive and the importance of peace amongst neighbors. These are just a few of the many lessons that I have learned. I always hoped to share the lessons of the wilderness with my own children. However, life has chosen a different path for me. So it is now my hope that I can share these lessons with children and parents all over the world through the information found in these pages.