stressful if you are new to winter adventures with little ones. The key to happy kids in the cold is proper layering! We use this layering technique for all cold weather outdoor adventures. The last layer changes depending on the activity.
Our daughter learned to ride a bike at the age of 2 without training wheels thanks to starting on a balance bike. In this blog we share tips to help get her rolling!
We recently upgraded our Mercedes Sprinter tires for all-terrain tires. We will walk you through the decision points for size, make and model, spare tire concerns, and snow chains.
The most challenging part of camping with kids is getting them to sleep well. We’ve tried a variety of tactics to help ours fall and stay alseep. These are our top tips.
We do not have a diesel heater in our van, but we are able to keep cozy during the winter months camping with the following tricks.
We’ve camped everywhere from the beach and the desert, to the mountains and everything in-between with our kids. Sleeping in a tent with little ones was a big departure from our former days as backpackers sans kiddos. Now with kids, we’ve tried lots of different options and we are sharing our experience, good and bad. There’s so many different factors that go into camping in a tent with kids such as professional organization guidelines, family preferences, child needs, and style of camping to name a few. For this reason, what we are sharing in this blog is not recommendations for what you should do, but rather a description of what WE do. And what we do continues to evolve as our children grow and new equipment is developed in the ever expanding realm of outdoor gear.
autiful flowers, refreshing lakes, and long days are what dreams are made of. But summer hiking can be a nightmare filled with sunburns, over heating, and bugs without the proper preparation. After years of hiking we learned that certain pieces of gear and a few tips make all the difference to squeeze the most out of those long summer days on the trail.
We are self-proclaimed gear junkies. We love having the right “stuff” to make any adventure a little easier or more fun. Across countless camping outings we have discovered that quality gear is important in order to make the camping experience a blast.
Heading out on a camping trip with little kids can be exciting but also a bit daunting. We have found a few helpful pieces of gear make time around camp a little bit easier.
We’ve compiled a list of gear we used to go backpacking with our two kids in the desert.