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We Spent A Day With An Eight-Year-Old Survivalist

Starting fires from scratch, collecting sap, and tracking animals are the new hide-and-go-seek.

BZ lives the sort of diverse and engaged life that you could only wish for at his age: yes he 3-D scans and prints his own toys, but he also knows how to start a fire in the wilderness by scraping bark from a tree. We spent a day with him and his outdoor mentor Cole and learned how starting fires from scratch, collecting sap, and tracking animals are the new hide-and-go-seek.