Backpacker Magazine's Hiking and Backpacking with Kids: Proven Strategies For Fun Family Adventures

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Rowman & Littlefield, Feb 21, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 112 pages
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How to safely and successfully hike and backpack with kids, from infants to teenagers is all here in a durable, packable, full-color package. Former NOLS instructor and current mom Molly Absolon tells how to plan trips for kids, what to pack, games to play, kid-favorite food and snacks for the trail, and other tips and tricks to make a family hiking outing the best it can be.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter One Getting Started
8
Chapter Two Gear for Taking Kids Hiking and Backpacking
22
Chapter Three Food for Kids in the Outdoors
50
Chapter Four Trail Entertainment
58
Chapter Five Supported Trips
73
Chapter Six Yurts Huts and Forest Service Cabins
83
Chapter Seven Keeping Kids Safe in the Backcountry
88
Chapter Eight Leave No Trace
99
Chapter Nine A Final Word
103
Index
106
About the Author
108
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Molly Absolon is a former NOLS instructor, an environmental educator, and outdoor writer. She is the author of the Backpacker Magazine Core Skills books Campsite Cooking, Trailside Navigation, Trailside First Aid, and Outdoor Survival

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