Re: back packing with kids
Awesome info. Thank for all the responses. As it sits now with there bag , hammock, sleeping bag diy tq , 1 500 calorie meal replacement protein bar , and clothes they are in the ball park of 9 pounds. I plan to replace their sternum buckle with a whistle one. After water they will be maxed out. And be in the 12 percent range. Now as for the wife and I .... this is where I start to over think it. Lol do I pack more medical stuff or not ? I have a small kit in my day hike bag but I was thinking for a long period of time if something were to happen I would need more supplies? I have the 4 meals of mountain house down to 4 oz. Of fuel. I have the food figured out for the most part using two super cats and two stanley kits with two imusa mugs for the kids for hot chocolate and stuff. I plan on making the boys meals first then I will start the wives and mine. As for snacks that is the same as our day hikes with trail mix , peanut butter cups and celery sticks , protein bars, jerky, and dehydrated fruit as fuel for the body. Right now we only have one water filter but I plan on getting another for the wives bag.
Is there anything you guys pack when taking the kids that you would pack if you were by yourself? I am just trying to do my home work before I get out there and learn the hard way. I am leaning toward a 58L bag for me and a 38-46L for the wife does that seem about right?