In honour of our anniversary, here is one of the first posts I wrote!

backcountry with the kids

So let’s start at the beginning.

What age is the perfect age to start backcountry camping with the kids?  Of course there is no right answer here.  Every kid is different and so is every parent.  But I do know that kids take their cues from you.  If you are nervous about going on the trip, so are they!  Plan to start with a one nighter, keep it fairly close to where you’ve parked in case you need to bail, and make sure there are at least two adults to wrangle the kiddies.  Fraser and I decided that single parent trips would have to wait until Luke was old enough and responsible enough to handle an emergency if something were to happen, but I’ll address this further in another post.  When you have done your research, planned your menu, bought or borrowed your gear and feel that you are sufficiently…

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3 responses to this post.

  1. I have enjoyed reading your blog, with that I have passed on the Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award.


  2. Great photos! Your darlings are so cute! Well, it really does depend on the child and the parent but I think 4 is good. Looks like you had great fun. Looking forward to reading more of their adventures with you. 🙂


  3. Thank you 🙂 You’re absolutely right that it depends on the parent and the child. When everyone is ready…that’s the right time!


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