*Girls like adventure too - hey, I'm a girl! This article is about boys because I have them & it's a fun title. You can apply the things that work for you and your family. The real point is to get the family outdoors!
- Benefits of outdoor adventure
- Getting out with little ones - where to start
- Exploring in style - outfitted for adventure
- Boys and camping - printable camp checklist
- Extreme sports - introducing your kids to BIG Adventure (safely)
Moms, you can take the kids camping! I love it when my husband is available to go with us, the family time is our favorite thing. However, he does work for a living. Instead of waiting until he is able to go, we take off whenever possible on our own. Here are a few things I do to make things easier:
- don't wait for an emergency to make emergency plans - be prepared
- have a first aide kit - up to date
- keep a plastic bin with cooking utensils, pots & necessities next to cook stove - ready to go
- keep sleeping bags rolled up and together to grab quickly
- keep blow up mattress's and pump together for comfort
- fans and cords cool things off when the weather is hot
- sweep out the tent after each use when breaking down camp - small broom or hand sweeper
- pop up stools or chairs on standby to rest while breaking down or setting up camp
- stay hydrated
- meal prep ahead of time for easy on-site preparation (wash & wrap potatoes in foil - chop veggies)
A simple fan can make a world of difference during hot weather
Packaging food in ways it won't be ruined outdoors. Slice fruit ahead of time.
Use a tote for daily picnics on the trails or as you explore away from camp each day.
Set up your home away from home to be comfortable. Use a table cloth. Keep a kitchen bin on hand to pack food up at night - lock it in the car to keep critters out of your tent (ask me how I know this)
Download: FREE camping checklist here
FREE camp kitchen checklist here
FREE emergency checklist here