Camping with kids

The Environmental Fireplace is a Campfire in a Box

January 19, 2016

After naming the blog campfires and kids the the first piece of gear we purchased was related to campfires. When Dwane worked for Nahanni River Expeditions they took fire boxes on their canoe and rafting trips.  He remembers them as really easy to use, while creating really good heat for cooking and warmth and providing […]

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Hiking with kids

Taking the kids to the snow to make snow angels

January 19, 2016

Every morning for the week before Christmas my 3 year old daughter would wake up and say “Is it Christmas today?” On Christmas morning I was finally able to say “Yes it’s Christmas!”  Her face lit up and she bounced out of bed and ran to the window.  Slowly she turned back towards the bed, […]

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Fun with kids

Buying kids clothes for our rainy winters

January 19, 2016

The January when my daughter was 6 months old I took her up to Whistler for a long weekend.  Two things stick out in my memory from that trip.  The first was taking Molly snowshoeing on a trail between Whistler & Pemberton.  The trail around a lake had always seemed short, but in the deep […]

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Camping with kids

What gear do we need to take our kids camping comfortably?

January 19, 2016

Pre-kids we did a lot of camping. When Dwane was guiding he would sleep in a tent more nights than in a bed during a year.  When we met we had two of everything, two tents, stoves, etc.  Now it feels like we don’t have the gear we need in order to take our kids […]

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Hiking with kids

How to get your young kids hiking!

January 14, 2016

If you’re ever hiked with your children you know that it’s not as easy as hiking by yourself. Here are a few tips we’ve found from teaching our 2 & 3 year old to hike so we can start hiking as a family. 1. Have fun Have fun is easier to say than do which […]

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Camping with kids, Fun with kids, Hiking with kids, Paddling with kids

Our Wild Children

January 13, 2016

This blog is about taking our kids outside, on hikes, paddling, beachcombing & into the wilderness.  Our hope is to inspire and educate others to allow them to do the same.  We would like to build a community of like-minded families.  We intend to get the most from these experience by living in the moment while we are out […]

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