Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Why you should bring a candle on a day hike

When day hiking with kids, bring an unscented votive-sized candle, preferably one that hasn’t been used. If you are forced to stay the night in the wilds, matches easily will light a candle, which in turn can be used to start tinder aflame for your campfire. That’ll go a long way in keeping you and the children comfortable.

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g Carry wet wipes during day hike with children
g Select right sunglasses for hiking children
g Pack waterproof bags on day hike with children
g Carry safety whistle when hiking with children
g Selecting the right camera for a day hike with children

Read more about day hiking with children in my guidebook Hikes with Tykes.