Backpacking 101

Clean Water When Backpacking

Clean Water When Backpacking

When hiking, nothing seems more pure than the cold water flowing in mountain streams.  However, even the cleanest looking water can harbor illness inducing pathogens and must be treated.  Once you find a back country water…

Family Backpacking Sleeping Pads

Family Backpacking Sleeping Pads

Family backpacking sleeping pads will serve you well in making your nights more comfortable when backpacking.  Not only is it added cushion to the sometimes hard and rocky tent floor, it also insulates your body from the…

Family Backpacking Sleeping Bags

Family Backpacking Sleeping Bags

Once you have procured a tent, you now can move on to the family backpacking sleeping bags your family will sleep in while backpacking.  Like tents, there is great diversity in sleeping bags. Also like tents, there…

Family Backpacking Tents

Family Backpacking Tents

Sleeping in the backcountry is one of my favorite aspects of family backpacking.  There is nothing quite like falling asleep with the setting sun and waking up to beautiful sunrises and the sounds of birds to…

Family Backpacking Kitchen

Family Backpacking Kitchen

In my regular life, I love to cook.  This doesn’t change when we are out on the trail and I also get to use cool gear to put together our  meals!  Nothing tastes better than food…