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

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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393316520
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: June 17th, 1997
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Trailside Guides