Backcountry Base Camping With Kids

A pair of outdoor-loving parents finally discover the secret of family wilderness success when camping with kids, including a diary of their base camping trip, how to set-up a family base camp and camping tips for families.

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We tried base camping recently, and it was an unqualified success. Besides offering the pleasures that came from staying in one outdoor spot, base camping cut wilderness housekeeping chores way down.
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