Just like at home, I try my best to minimize waste when I’m camping. I have yet to achieve zero waste at the camp site, but improvements have been made. I find zero waste camping a bit more challenging. I don’t have my pantry and kitchen tools at my disposal and rarely do I have the time to do a lot of advance planning, prepping, or cooking.
I get giddy this time of year thinking about the camping season ahead. I’ve been camping my whole life, but as an adult my camping adventures didn’t start in earnest until about a dozen years ago when I was a single mom to two kids. I dove in with passion, taking my children on camping trips throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and as far as Canada, Mexico, and Europe. I know I’m a bit nostalgic about camping with kids, but I think my children would agree that those are the best memories we share.
My camping experiences aren’t limited to the trips I took with my older kids. My husband and I started our relationship seven years ago on a camping and mountain biking trip to Utah. Countless trips and unforgettable memories have followed. We now have a two year-old son who will be starting his second season of camping this summer with a lifetime of adventure ahead of him. Through all these experiences, I’ve learned a few things along the way that can make camping with kids easy, enjoyable, and memorable. I’d love to share my tips with you. Continue reading