Backpacking 101

Family Backpacking Hygiene

Family Backpacking Hygiene

You don’t have to feel like a cave man when you are on a long hike. People often tell me they would like to try backpacking, but can’t get over the idea of not showering for…

Family Backpacking Safety

Family Backpacking Safety

Family Backpacking Safety:Because we hike with our kids, I err on the side of caution for our family backpacking safety supplies and probably pack more than we truly need. However, the few extra ounces in safety…

Family Backpacking 101- Basic Camping Gear

Family Backpacking 101- Basic Camping Gear

After several successful car camping road trips, our family decided we were ready to take the next step and try backpacking. We found that planning for a family backpacking trip was quite different from preparing for…

Family Backpacking Navigation

Family Backpacking Navigation

Family Backpacking Navigation:When family backpacking, we obviously want to be sure we know where we are going! (Although we definitely didn’t this time in White Sands, New Mexico and never want to repeat that experience!) In the…

Dehydrating Food to Take Backpacking

Dehydrating Food to Take Backpacking

One of the questions people often ask me when talking about backpacking with kids is about what we eat. I promise, none of us go hungry when out on the trail. In fact, I decided years…

Kids Backpacking: Seven Reasons to Just Go!

Kids Backpacking: Seven Reasons to Just Go!

Taking our kids backpacking is my favorite way to vacation and explore the diverse beautiful areas in our country.  For our family, there simply is no way better to fully immerse yourselves in the area we…