Little did I know that the day would involve lots of beetles crawling all over me, some war like face paint and a meal worm, but more on that later.
The day started with some survival exercises, we had to act like Monkeys, Jaguars, Kittens and Snakes. This photo shows Alison being a kitten.
She really enjoyed taking part in the exercises and even though she was the youngest there you would never have known.
We needed clean water, somewhere safe to sleep and something to eat that is rich in protein.
Something like a meal worm. Each worm has as much protein in it as the same amount of steak.
It doesn’t taste like steak, in fact it doesn’t taste like anything and if it hadn’t wriggled in my mouth or squirted its bodily fluids as I bit it I wouldn’t have minded so much.
The reason I ate a meal worm that was wriggling and crawling all over my mouth was so that Alison would also do it and become the youngest person ever to eat a meal worm. She agreed, she watched me do it and then she point blank refused and to make matters worse Elizabeth burst into tears because Mummy ate a worm.
The kit included
Tough Camouflage Tarpaulin
Holdfast Steel Pegs x10
Strong Para Cord
Sturdy Wooden Mallet
Wooden “Danger Mines” Sign
Union Jack Flag
Tough Camouflage Net
Hessian Sand Bags x6
Hefty Khaki Backpack
Help for Heroes Milk Chocolate Bar
Living Wild by Bear Grylls
Playing Cards – “War Planes”
It was the perfect tree to use to build our den and the foliage gave an added sense of wilderness to our adventures and we didn’t even notice the park start to fill up with sunbathers and families out for a picnic. The beetles seemed to like jumping from the branches into my hair though and this was one bit that I didn’t enjoy and still makes me want to itch just thinking about it.