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Backpacking With Kids

Our youth live in a world of digital distraction. When they are not busy completing increasing amounts of homework and being shuttled to and fro from various extracurricular activities, they are watching television, texting friends, gaming, or updating their social media accounts. Gone are the days when kids went outside after school and didn’t come […]

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Family Backpacking with Ultralight Gear

Tip: Family Backpacking with Ultralight Gear

If you ask hikers why they got into lightweight or ultra-lightweight backpacking, you’ll get many answers. My reason was my kids. The high-tech of ultra-light gear and the mess and muss of kids may seem contradictory, but with each new addition to my family I’ve become a stronger proponent of the ultra-light mindset. Now, this […]

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