While taking advantage of a pretty beautiful spring day to do some backyard cleaning, I found this:
My youngest daughter took a stick, some yarn, and the Cold Steel Urban Pal I keep in the back yard for cutting open random bags...and made a spear.
After counting the chickens, I called my daughter out to ask exactly what she was thinking...and I became a victim of my own preparedness wishes.
'But dad...do you want the first time I try this to be when I NEED to be able to do it?'
Dang...she had me there. All I could do at that point was reinforce the expectation that it was not a toy to play with around friends...and if she was able to sneak up and use it on a squirrel, she was going to eat it for dinner.