The Bottomless Bag Revival!
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In The Bottomless BagRevival!, Karl Rohnke, also author of Silver Bullets and Cows Tails & Cobras, has distilled thirty fun-loving eclectic years of Outward Bound, Project Adventure, and High 5 Adventure Learning Center experiences. When asked about The Bottomless Bag Revival! he said, "The text, photos, and illustrations offer unique adventure curriculum information that's not only useful to read about, but enjoyable to thumb through.I like this large format edition, and I'm betting you will too."
If you're seeking user-friendly games, challenging initiatives, and exciting adventure stunts that can be confidently presented to educational, recreational, or corporate groups - you got `em right here - ice breaking warm ups, trust building activities, off-the-wall stunts, problem solving tasks, cooperative games, and over one hundred pages devoted to challenge rope course construction and implementation. Karl has jammed more adventure curriculum ideas, expository how to's, reasonably unreasonable schemes, personal vignettes, and action scenarios into these pages than any other book on the subject!
Just Plain Games
Part I: No Props
Part II: Minimum Props
Sit-Down, No-Sweat Activities
No Competition Scenarios
Ropes Course Construction
Ropes Course Implementation
Karl graduated from Washington & Lee University (Lexington, VA) in 1960. After two drafted years in the U.S. Army, serving as a Medical Technologist, he used that medical training to secure a postion as a Med. Tech at a retirement community in California. This was followed by four years of teaching outdoor education in the Southern California area. Since that time, Karl has been an important "player" in the field of experiential/adventure education. He was a watch officer at Hurricane Island Outward Bound in 1967, and chief instructor at North Carolina Outward Bound until 1971. He left Outward Bound to become one of the founders of the Project Adventure program in Hamilton, MA, and worked there continuously until 1996. During his tenure at PA, he served as director and president of the company. Karl is also one of the founders of The High 5 Adventure Learning Center in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Karl has been the recipient of two A.E.E. (Association of Experiential Education) awards: The 1990 Stratton Practitioner's Award, and in 2000, he presented the Kurt Hahn Address at the national A.E.E. convention. Karl has written over 15 books that relate to the field of adventure education, including The Bottomless Bag Revival, Silver Bullets, Quicksilver, and Funn 'n Games.
Karl says he's retired but continues to travel worldwide presenting clinics about the use of games and initiative problems as applied to various pedagogic applications. He currently lives in Galena, IL with his wife, Gloree. .