The stuff kids play with and how they entertain themselves has varied greatly throughout the millennia. In recent times, boys used to join the Boy Scouts, where they learned important survival skills like building a fire or how to find shelter. But these days, children seem to want to play in the virtual world rather than the great outdoors. Malachi Bradley is one of those rare kids whose dad took away his smartphone long enough for him to learn some wilderness survival skills. It’s a good thing he paid attention to dear old dad, because it actually saved his life!
10-year-old Malachi caught the attention of national news when the story of his survival surfaced. He was hiking with his family in the Utah wilderness when he accidentally strayed off course. Malachi wandered off to forage for some wild mushrooms to cook with the fish he had caught near Paul Lake. But, he never came back to the campsite. The rugged terrain of Utah’s High Uintas Wilderness can be quite challenging to even the hardiest of mountain men, so Malachi’s poor parents probably thought they’d never see him again.
30 hours after Malachi disappeared, he was thankfully found safe and sound. His family asked not to be identified, but they were happy that this story had a good outcome. Yet, there’s still one loose end that everyone wants an answer to – how did this 10-year-old manage to get out alive? Kids can be pretty tenacious, but Malachi held on because his life literally depended on it. His aunt said that a week before the trip, Malachi and his friends were playing a game called, “What would we do if we got lost?” Watch the video below to hear more about Malachi’s harrowing tale of survival and see this wilderness boy wonder demonstrate his life-saving skills!
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