A Trailside Guide: Parents' Guide to Hiking and Camping (Trailside Guides)

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9780393316520: A Trailside Guide: Parents' Guide to Hiking and Camping (Trailside Guides)
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Active parents are venturing into the outdoors with their children in surprising numbers, and what they need most is help in making sure their adventures measure up to everyone's expectations.

This complete, practical, and unique guide is guaranteed to do just that, while ensuring that family outings are fun, safe, and memorable.

Focusing on infants through pre-teens, it offers reassuring answers to parents' most-asked questions, including: How do I choose a child carrier that won't break my back? How far can a two-year-old hike? When will my kids be ready for backpacking? How can I entertain the kids on a rainy day in camp? What's the best piece of equipment to keep my child from getting lost? Chapters include: Family Adventure Gear, Games & Activities, Campsite Fundamentals, and Health & Safety. Also highlighted are successful strategies for hiking, backpacking, family cycling, canoeing, and car camping, with "Ages & Stages" sections zeroing in on age-specific issues.

No responsible parent should hit the trail without consulting this groundbreaking guide. Color photographs and drawings throughout

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This unique guide has all the information any parents could need in order to enjoy the outdoors with their children. The author covers everything from car camping to backpacking to campsite fundamentals. Filled with color photos, drawings, helpful tips, and information about kid-specific products, this guide will lead parents every step of the way toward providing family-friendly outdoors experiences.

About the Author:

Peter Whittaker, host and series editor of Trailside(r): Make Your Own Adventure(r) seen on national public television, is a world-class climber and an expert mountain guide. He lives at the base of Mt. Rainier in Washington State, where he helps run Rainier Mountaineering, Inc., one of the largest guide services in the United States.

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