Tuesday, September 22, 2009
My Men Eat S.E.R.E. Training for Breakfast
S.E.R.E.: Survival Evasion Resistance Escape
My boys have had a healthy obsession with survival and the military lately. Samuel mostly military and Josiah the survival. The two converged with the show Survival School that follows 47 airmen as they go through the S.E.R.E training program.
"Dehydration. Exhaustion. Starvation. Welcome to The Air Force S.E.R.E program, one of the toughest training programs the U.S. military has to offer. Out of 500 potential applicants, only 47 Airmen actually get admitted to the program, and almost half of them won’t make the cut. These brave Airmen are about to embark on the toughest challenge they will ever face. They will learn some harsh lessons, push themselves to their limit and use their surroundings, all to help them be better Airmen and become masters of survival."
For Josiah's big 10, we planned a survival camping trip. Sam, Uncle Mike and the cousins hiked almost 2 hours out in Hobbs State Park. They built a shelter and a fire, caught minnows, learned to skin and cook a rabbit and came back to tell about it. Plans are already in the works for survival trip 2010!