At the start of planning a trip to the Boundary Waters Next August with my Wife and two girls . I am looking for some help with some trip routes for us for a 5-8 day trip. I have been three times in the past and fell it is time to get my girls up there and let them enjoy the wonders of the outdoors and a canoe. Some info:
Wife - 37 Kind of loves camping Has not found the love of a hammock yet
Daughter #1 - will be 11 loves her ENO DN and has spent slept in it out doors
Daughter #2 - Will be 9 Loves her ENO DN and has NOT spent any time out doors in it
Me 37 Love it all and am trying to use the trip to update allot of the family gear to the good stuff!
I am trying to do this trip so that every one has his/her own gear and learns the need to pack your own stuff and make sure in is all taken care each day ( of course with a little help from mom and dad)
2) The Trip:
I wold like to be away form folks as much as possible and get in and set up some sort of base came and go from there each day for fun and fishing (the fly fishing is some what a large part of the trip but only after everyone is happy and content!)
All the girls are Vegetarians and i eat meat like it is going out of style . GO figure! so i have a friend who has all the nice equipment for dehydrating but i am looking for some good Veg recipes as i do not want to eat spaghetti every night.
4) Gear advice:
For my wife and my self i am thinking some WBBB 1.7 doubles and let the girls use the ENO's with the bug nets. Planing on a couple to 4 DIY tarps. Do we each need a tarp.
also how handy is a large group tarp for cooking and such? Over Kill? any and all help wold be great!
Thanks a ton