I wish I knew the answer to making sure my son gets the same sense of adventure I felt as a kid.
Kids do need to be able to climb trees, collect things, dig holes, build forts, and take risks.
It would be a privilege to be taken by a bear or a mountain lion.
Our well had broken and was being repaired and we had been without running water for several days.
Kids who love nature become adults who respect and protect nature.
Thus respect and connection needs to be somehow brought to attention and it seems to me that this needs to come from the parents or a close often present adult.