Years ago, I was introduced to the world of wilderness skills and outdoorsmanship by a really great friend. I enjoyed this a lot, and as such I began to acquire gear and develop my skillset. But two things happened... 1. I got married 2. I got old Both come together to mean, "I got fat and comfortable." Now I find myself in a position of not only trying to develop my skills again, but also passing along as much information as possible to my young children. I do not want my kids to know as much as I do, but I want them to know more than I do. It is with this in mind that I glean all I can from this forum and rely on those same good old friends. So this little adventure has begun and I'm really quite proud of my girls already. A great big thank you to @DYSPHORIC JOY and son. Quality instruction: Always produces results: After one evening with @DYSPHORIC JOY and his son, my oldest was able to not only select the proper tinder for use with a ferro rod, but also compile and complete a fire without assistance from me. While I am capable of performing this skill, it just goes to show that sometimes it is better for our kids to learn from others without the pressure and subsequent frustration. Not only that, this young man has a way to depart knowledge in a calm and effective manor that exceeds others his age. Sometimes I have to learn to step back, get out of the way, and let knowledge happen. How do you guys pass along your skills?