It may not always be easy, but taking your children out with you hiking is well worth the effort, frustration and tears (those could be from either of you!) Even with 3 boys, I am constantly learning on what works, and what is the stupidest idea yet that I have dreamed up. Over the years… Continue reading From Baby to Pre-School: Getting Kids Hiking
Posts on "What I Carry In My Pack" are pretty common on the interwebs, although it is nearly always written from an adult's perspective. Children get covered here and there, but it is nearly always older children (school-age). In my years of hiking I have noticed one constant truth: children are not taken out enough,… Continue reading What Do Our Toddler & Preschooler Carry?
I've often mentioned my loyalty to Deuter - my daypack, backpacking pack and kid carrier packs are Deuter. My daypack (and sometimes an overnighter) has been with me for 5+ years now, without any issues. Compared to an REI daypack I bought at the same time, the Deuter still looks great - no fraying, no… Continue reading Gear Review: Deuter Backpacks For Kids
When Ford was little my favorite piece of gear was an InStep jogger stroller I scraped the money together to buy. He was in by 4 months and we had so many adventures - and thousands of miles walked over the years. It gave me freedom most simply. With Walker now over 2 weeks old… Continue reading Testing Out Walker’s New Bob Jogger