We’ve talked before on the blog about feeding children while backpacking. But today we have a new perspective from someone who’s dealt a lot with feeding a wide range of appetites in the backcountry. This is a guest post fromÂ Lauren Caselli, a Manhattan desk-jockey-turned-wilderness-junkieÂ and former guide for Alpengirl Camp.Â
Backpacking with kids and teens can be a rewarding experience. They think thatÂ every sweeping mountain vista is super rad, they have good energy, and they areÂ surprisingly strong enough to carry most of their own weight.
But at the end of theÂ day, when they’ve hiked miles with heavy packs in all kinds of weather, they’re stillÂ kids. They still get tired and cranky. And they definitely still hate spinach.
So what’sÂ an outdoor mom to do when she’s got picky eaters in her tent?
Here are a few tips that I’ve learned as a guide for an all-girls adventure summerÂ camp to keep even the pickiest of pack-carriers happy, and gives enough variety forÂ everyone to go home and still appreciate pasta. (more…)