Backpacking with Children

How to Go Lightweight, Have Fun, and Stay Safe on the Trail

  • 216 pages
  • Colorado Mountain Club Press
  • 978-1-937052-87-4
  • Feb 23, 2023

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Share the joy of backpacking with the whole family.

By Malia Maunakea

Backpacking together can be an unforgettable adventure that your family will treasure for years to come. But a successful family outing takes planning. Knowing how to prepare, where to go, and what to bring are crucial. In Backpacking with Children, author and seasoned hiking mom Malia Maunakea teaches the basics of backpacking with kids—how to make it easy, fun, and as lightweight as possible without breaking the bank.

  • Trip planning intel: picking good routes and packing smart
  • Dealing with safety challenges such as weather and wildlife
  • Tips on gear: what to splurge on, what to save on, and DIY projects
  • Pack-friendly meals and trail game ideas to keep kids happy and well-fed

Backpacking with Children is an indispensable resource for any family seeking to share their love of the outdoors together.

  • 216 pages
  • Colorado Mountain Club Press
  • 978-1-937052-87-4
  • Feb 23, 2023

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