Monday, May 21, 2012

Don't take big videocamera on hike with kids

Photo courtesy of Nick J. Adams / Photoree
Bringing a videocamera, especially a large one, on a hike with kids is not a great idea. It adds more weight to your pack and stands a good chance of being broken, not just during a fall but when you set down and lean up against your pack during a rest stop.

Instead, carry a digital camera that can take videos. The videos may not be of the highest quality, but it’ll save you a lot of headaches and money.

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