A Preppers Book For Kids
Jake & Miller’s Big Adventure by Bernie Carr, is marketed as “a preppers book for kids” and presents an excellent, simply-worded introduction to the idea of being prepared. When you first open the book you are greeted with a cover page that features adorable pencil doodles of camping gear, paw prints and first aid supplies.
The book begins by introducing Jake, a spunky, imaginative youth with a plan for an adventure that is all-boy. His Akita dog, Miller, serves as the voice of caution in their adorably-illustrated tale. Jake wants to go explore the world and he dreams of dark caves, wild jungles, ancient ruins, sandy deserts and snow-capped peaks.
With every scenario he conjures up, Miller inquires about what supplies would be needed. These are simple items like flashlights with extra batteries, a water bottle with a built-in filter, warm sleeping bags, a first aid kit and enough food for a long time.
To a child who has never seen this type of equipment before, it may be confusing to suddenly find their parents stocking up on these foreign supplies. Jake & Miller’s Big Adventure gives children a gentle explanation as to why these items are wise to have on-hand and even encourages them to use their imagination to think about what they would need to survive if camping in their own outdoor environment.
If your family is brand-new to prepping and you are looking to open a dialogue with your young children (ages 2-7) about being prepared, Jake & Miller’s Big Adventure will help you broach the subject in a family-friendly manner.
However, if your family has camping experience and your children have had a hand in thinking through the packing process, they may find this book too juvenile. Either way, it is a charming story that can plant the seed of preparedness and encourage young minds to think more carefully about the future which is always a valuable life skill!
About the Author – Bernie Carr
“I wrote this book to help children get into a preparedness mindset as early as possible.” – Bernie Carr
With Jake & Miller’s Big Adventure, Bernie Carr hopes it will help young readers discover how to stay safe, healthy, and happy even in the scariest of adventures – whether deep in the jungle or hunkering down at home.
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For more ideas on teaching your kids to prep and helping them learn a few survival skills at the same time, check-out this post I contributed to The Survival Mom…
Do you have any preparedness books or survival skills you recommend for kids?