Tips for Backpacking and Backcountry Camping with Kids: A to Z

Eager to get into the backcountry with kids in tow? Here’s a guide to the ins and outs of life on the trail with littles, from A to Z.

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The End of the Beginning

I have heard a number of parents say that there is a moment where their child walked through a metaphorical door – a time when they suddenly shed the struggles that mark the young years of childhood and the day-to-day got a bit easier. Some days I feel like that door is in sight.

7 Tips for Hiking with a Toddler

All toddlers are inherently busy and explorative, so if you have two-foot-high trail buddy in tow, these tips should come in handy.
Though the newness of doing outdoor activities with a baby can be overwhelming, once that little person sleeps less and walks more, you’ve got a whole new set of wonderful (and totally manageable) challenges to contend with. Of course, this depends on your toddler. Some can sit longer than others. Some sleep anywhere. Mine is a restless little ball of energy who doesn’t want to miss a thing.

Either way, all toddlers are inherently busy and explorative, so if you have two-foot-high trail buddy in tow, these tips should come in handy.