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Kids and Electronics on the Trail

Kids and Electronics on the Trail

As a family, we believe that habits certainly start young and know that this time with our todder will (hopefully) kindle a lifelong love of nature. But, all hope is not lost. Kids of all ages watch their parents intently and base their own opinions on what they see, like it or not.

by January 30, 2012 0 comments Skills
Family Hiking Tips: Lost Kids and Search Strategies

Family Hiking Tips: Lost Kids and Search Strategies

When day hiking with children, the potential for a child to amble off and become lost are high. The wilds are full of intriguing sights that can grab a child’s attention while we’re fiddling with gear, trying to reload our backpack, or find ourselves enamored by some vista. Once lost, we know the child is at the mercy of the elements and faces any number of dangers from drowning in water to suffering an injury in a bad fall.

by January 18, 2012 0 comments Skills
Instilling a Love for the (Winter) Outdoors

Instilling a Love for the (Winter) Outdoors

But, the real question is how do you maintain motivation when family adventures turn into family “disasters” when a trip doesn’t go quite as planned?

by December 20, 2011 0 comments Skills
Kids Hiking – Outdoor Adventures

Kids Hiking – Outdoor Adventures

Our children are more capable than we often tend to give them credit for, and their lives and ours are made richer when families get out on wilderness adventures.

by December 1, 2011 0 comments Skills
Family Hiking Helpers

Family Hiking Helpers

First of all, those long or remote trails you used to frequent shouldn’t be the first thing that comes to mind. You want to start slow and build up, I would start with a nice slow 2 to 3 km (1-2 miles) hike. From there, you can ether add more distance or pick up the speed.

by September 13, 2011 0 comments Skills