Winter Backcountry Cabins with Kids 

Two families stand in front of a backcountry cabin in winter

When tent camping season comes to an end but you don’t want to wait months for your next overnight adventure, welcome to the world of winter backcountry cabin trips! There are thousands of public use cabins and huts scattered across the U.S. just waiting to welcome you and your kids. Many other countries have excellent … Read more

Best Kids Base Layers

I’ll be the first to admit that I was late to jump on the base layers for kids bandwagon. I’ve always loved and worn them as an adult, but I did not appreciate until very recently how much they truly make a difference in keeping kids warm from the inside out. It’s easy to forget … Read more

Best Family Tents for 2024

Best family tents

Whether you’re new to camping or a seasoned pro, your first tent or your newest upgrade is one of the biggest and most exciting purchases. Your tent is your home away from home, and it’s important that it can fit your family and gear, and protect you from the elements. If you live somewhere where … Read more

Nordic Step Ski Boot Harness Review

The Nordic Step is a plastic harness with a rigid base and binding mount. It allows you to to use a pair of cross-country (nordic) skis with your own winter or hiking boots. The boot straps into the harness, and the harness mounts to the binding of the skis. As an Amazon Associate and member … Read more

Ice Cleats for Kids and Adults for Winter Hiking

A child in bright colors crawls down a snowy slope with ice cleats on, a mountain in the background.

Hiking with children in the winter can be beautiful. Fresh crisp air, snow sparkling in the sunshine, and no mosquitoes! But it’s not without its share of obstacles. Proper traction for kids can be very helpful for taking on more challenging trails all year long, so here are some of our favorite ice cleats for … Read more

Best Freeze Dried Backpacking Meals for Kids

Best Freeze Dried Backpacking Meals for Kids One of the most daunting parts of backpacking with kids can be the food, especially on multi-day trips. This can be a chance for you to get really creative with your meal planning, but if that’s not your thing or you don’t have time for it, dehydrated meals … Read more