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Disclaimer: this doesn't really answer any of the specific questions other than the "anything else" one - which is why it was originally a comment. However, as @fygsin asked me to put it into an answer, here go my 2 ct: How far do kids walk? When I was in kindergarden (so age 3 - 6), sometimes dad would collect me to walk home ≈ 2-2.5 km after a full ...


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My Experience With Children on a Hike With 1 other adult and 4 children, I have done a 2-day hike. The youngest child was 3, but he complained of being tired often and was slow enough that I carried him much of the way anyway, so that aspect was similar to your infant-carrying situation. I carried my normal pack on my back and the child on my front until I ...


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It is not suitable for the wildest of outdoors, but an other option would be carrying some sort of trailer (I am not sure of the English word for it) which makes the luggage carrying easier. The picture below is for bikes (thus matching with @Loduwijk's answer). Here you can see the trolleys they use in arctic races. I admit that this solution works only ...


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I spend a few weeks in Vietnam a few years back and one fo the first things I did was to climb Fansipan (3,143 metres). The place itself is fine. Altitude shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't have a severe problem with altitude of course which I'd say it's not normal. Various touristic activities include walking around and about the villages. Walks ...


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With kids or without, I would consider building a shelter. There are a lot of shapes and sizes for it, a quick search for images can give you plenty of inspiration. It needs some preparation (planning and coming to an agreement how it would look like, walking around to find materials, find the right spot where to build it), and building it won't be so easy ...


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I see a lot of ideas already. Whenever a kid gets bored (or better: before that time), make sure it gets distracted. For kids a long walk without much 'change' is maybe boring. So you can try: Singing songs together (don't make other hikers annoyed) Find games to do … this can be simple or more difficult, depending on the age, e.g. Count animals (of a ...


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the adapter is heavy as is the entire setup (downhilll skis+bindings+adapter+boots), if you want to take your kids out to backcountry for more than 30-60 minutes, this will be very heavy for them... Instead, take an old pair of downhill skis, rivet the climbing skins to them... attach cross-country binding and put them in cross-country ski boots. Put the ...


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There are some good ideas in the existing answer. We camp all over the US, and almost never in the same campground twice. We camp because we travel with pets. Our camp is our mobile homebase. Because the best tent sites are always taken by locals who know the best sites. We have upgraded to a small camp trailer. If you have pets: Take them for a ...


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