Month: March 2018

Tips for a successful hike with toddlers

Hiking with toddlers is not always sunshine and rainbows and I don’t ever want you to think that it is or that we have it “all together” because that’s just not true. We have had our fair share of melt-downs, diaper blowouts and carrying kids back to the car. Hiking with toddlers can sometimes be exhausting. We have been there and still sometimes experience those things. However, it’s getting better and we are learning. We hiked before kids, but now we are learning to hike with kids and have been doing so since our oldest was born five years ago. These are some things that we have learned to have a successful hike with our 3 kids (all 5 and under). Let them help select the hiking trail. Choose a couple trails that have rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and cool rock formations to climb on and let your kids choose which trail to do. Getting your kids involved in the planning process help them feel more ownership and motivate when hiking! Also, knowing the things they …

Packing List for Backpacking to Havasupai with Kids

Backpack (rain cover for pack) Kid Carrier Backpacking Tent (similar) Sleeping bag x3 Dad | Mom (similar) | Kids (buy compression sacks for sleeping bags) We only bought 3 sleeping bag because our kids are young enough to share. I shared my sleeping bag with our middle son and our oldest son shared with daughter. Sleeping bags are the hardest part of this packing list and you have to figure out how this works for you! Sleeping Pad 3L+ Water Blatter Water Filter JetBoil + Fuel Mountain House Camping Meals -We brought more food then we needed. (We brought 12 meals, but only used 8 meals. Most meals are 2 to 3 servings in one pack.) Spork x5 Snacks- We brought chewy bars, trail mix, fruit leathers, protein bites and treats. Trash bag (pack in pack out) Large Ziplocks Bags x4 Wipes 3 diapers (all of our children are potty trained! This was a just in case for our youngest because she had just been potty trained for a month) The store in the village does carry diapers, but we don’t know if …