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Having Four Kids is No Excuse to Stay Home

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There’s something about having a pile of kids, not to mention actually getting out and doing something adventurous with them, that makes people pretty certain you’re completely crazy. Yes, we have four little ones under eight years old. Yep, it’s a lot of work getting out the door. No, there is absolutely no way are we staying home. Kids and Bison In this day and age, it’s a bit countercultural (ok, maybe a lot) having a “big” family. And no TV. And a basement full of gear that wasn’t sold along with…read more

Camping this autumn? Don’t forget something sweet

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October is here and the afternoons are cooling down on the long road to winter. It’s time to start pulling out the wooly hats and long johns. It also means campfire meals are becoming all the more enticing, both while camping and at home. And where there’s a good meal, there’s a good dessert, too! Here’s a couple of our favorites recipes using a cast iron pudgie pie pan or Dutch oven. So, these are for car camping only…unless you’re the kind of person that likes lugging big, extra weights down the trail with you….read more

A Quick Checklist For Taking The Kids On A Big Hike

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Thinking about taking the kids along on a hike this summer? Family backpacking is made easier with a great gear list to refer to — because leaving something important at home is a big deal when you are far away from the car. As a general rule, we stay away from cotton and go with synthetic or wool clothing. It’s worth the investment (and can often be found on sale or at consignment shops) and keeps everyone comfortable and happy! This is the list we use for the kids for…read more

Successful Family Backpacking With Young Kids

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I don’t really know why it took us until this point to do a real family backpacking trip. We’ve dabbled with the idea for a couple years now, but always had a hard time getting our gear in line, working around my husband’s busy wildland fire schedule and basically just getting out the door. The thought of backpacking is so daunting, at least to most families. Our kids are 18 months, 4 and 6, so they’re young and not able to really pack much of their own gear yet. Plus…read more