The Benefits of Camping + Backyard Camping Ideas

The Benefits of Camping + Backyard Camping Ideas

By Stacy Walden

Many of us can recall our favorite outdoor adventure as a child. Whether it was while away at a recreational camp with friends or right in your backyard with family, the rejuvenation that comes from nature is like no other.

But now that many wilderness camps are no longer in session due to COVID-19, it’s sad to see your children miss out on those experiences. The thrill of embarking on an adventure helps kids not only explore but become more familiar with the outdoors improving read more

Delicious and Nutritious Snacks for Your Next Family Camping Trip

Delicious and Nutritious Snacks

By Camille May Finley

More than just treats, the food you bring along on a camping trip is the fuel that will be available to your body. This is why experienced hiker Shelby Kisgen emphasizes the importance of mindfulness when packing snacks, especially if you’re responsible for feeding other people, like your family. That means choosing to nibble on healthy sources of energy read more

Camping with Babies: It Can be Done

Camping with Babies

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While many of us are experienced camping with our children, taking babies along can divide opinion. For some, the hassle of packing up all the add-ons that seem to come with having a tiny bub can appear more trouble than what it’s worth. However, here are eight reasons why baby can camp with you.

  1. They don’t eat much food – if at all! Exclusively breastfeeding mothers have the food covered. For those using formula, ensure you have a thermos
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10 Nature Craft Ideas

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By Bryony Sumner

We love getting out and about in nature with our 2 boys. Earlier this year we wrote about our favourite nature play ideas and we were so inspired by all the lovely comments from like-minded outdoor lovers that we wanted to share some more of our outdoor play ideas.

I’ve always been a craft lover – but the idea of buying materials to create artwork with the kids that then just gets thrown away doesn’t feel great to me – especially when a lot of art and craft kits are made read more

Creative Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunts for Kids

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By Megan Darmody

It’s no easy task to keep kids occupied. Particularly, if you’re on a long road trip or out camping with your family for a long period of time. Sometimes, you have to get creative and think out of the box.

A photo scavenger hunt is a great activity to keep the little ones busy and spark curiosity and wonder for their surroundings. Kids will be ecstatic to explore nature and be proud to check items off their list when they find them.

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Prevent baby overheating when camping

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Prevent baby overheating when camping

By Allison Barfield

Finally, you’ve found an awesome weekend to take your family camping. You won’t have to worry about keeping your baby warm because the sun is out and shining to heat everything up. But keep in mind, that even with mild heat during the spring and summer your baby could get too hot.

Now, this isn’t meant to raise an alarm and you don’t have to wait until your baby is older to go camping. Just pay a little extra attention to your child read more

Winter Camping With Baby

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By Allison Barfield

Baby, it’s cold outside. So, that means it’s time to cozy up inside right? Well if you would like to, that’s fine. However, just because it’s winter and your baby IS, in fact, a baby, doesn’t mean you have to. You can take your bundle of joy camping in the colder months. While taking your baby into the wilderness may seem like an intimidating idea, by taking a few simple steps to properly prepare, your whole family can enjoy winter camping.

Keeping Baby Warm

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Breast Pumping While Camping

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Breast Pumping While Camping – things you need to know.

By Allison Barfield

Breast milk waits for no one. If you miss your scheduled pumping time you could face painful situations such as engorgement due to a blocked duct. Plus, it could weaken your milk flow. That means that missing a pumping break is not a good option.

It’s always best to maintain your schedule, so as an active Mama who loves the outdoors, this could cause you to face the challenge of breast pumping while camping.

Breast Pumping While Camping

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Baby’s First Camping Trip

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Baby’s First Camping Trip – tips on how to prepare.

By Allison Barfield

You’re taking your baby camping? Are you crazy?! Nope, you’re being a great mom! Babies are very good campers and are ready to take to the woods as soon as you far. In fact, the sooner you introduce them to the benefits of the great outdoors, the better.

However, camping with your baby brings on a whole new set of experiences. It may take a few trips before you master the art of relaxing with your happy little camper, read more

Breast Pumping in Nature Without Baby

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By Allison Barfield

As a mountain guide, park ranger, or avid hiker that’s also a mom you may face the challenge of needing to breast pump on the trail to continue breastfeeding while avoiding painful issues such as engorgement, blocked ducts, or embarrassing leaks.

At first, the idea of having your breast pump out in nature may seem incredibly inconvenient. It’s an extra piece of equipment to place in your pack, not to mention actually having to pump without much privacy. But don’t let this read more

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