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Potty Post #1 – Waking Up to a Warm Flood

September 19, 2016

I woke up early on day 4 of a 5 day backpacking trip and 17 miles away from the closest parking lot. A storm had hit us and I didn’t sleep well as the wind whipped against my two person tent throughout the night. We, being my little backpacker (LB), myself and two friends, had … Read more

Bribery…..I Mean Rewarding

January 19, 2016

The stand off. The point where your child looks at you and says, “I quit, I can’t go on, or I can’t do this!” I sat my fifty-two pound pack on the ground from exhaustion, sat down on a log lying next to the trail and just looked at my son in bewilderment. How could he just stop, … Read more

Kids Love to Cook in the Backcountry

December 14, 2015

Cooking is empowering to kids! The very idea that your little one gets to use fuel and an igniting system; and then start a fire are highlights for many trips! For my kids, the very thought of “being in charge of a meal” gives them a sense of self-worth because they are contributing to the effort … Read more