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nick meynen
(NickMeynen) - F

Locale: Kessel-Lo
Backpacking: baby on board (the sequel) on 03/19/2013 15:14:56 MDT Print View

Remember that odd couple attempting a traverse of the Pyreneees with their 3-month old baby? Well, they walked the 1000km - although in 4 parts. First with baby (see the BPL article 'Backpacking: baby on board' http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/babyonboard.html#.UUjUJxmBA7A). Later with toddler. By the time she was 2 years and 6 months, Flora had crossed the 1000km, on foot (well, mostly carried of course). The fool / dad wrote a book on it - launched next month in Belgium. Partly on the art of walking with small children (with words of thanks to BPL & the best parts of the heated debate we had mentionned in the book).

I thought you might like this 4 minute movie showing how a thru-hike with a 2 year old in the Pyrenee√ęs is great fun indeed. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=162621733889252

A BPL article will follow ...

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Backpacking: baby on board (the sequel) on 03/19/2013 15:30:38 MDT Print View

Way to go, Nick, Fany and Flora! Congratulations--and also on the book!

Ian Van Halen
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Parents of the year on 03/19/2013 15:42:55 MDT Print View

You have my vote. Loved the video.

Tad Englund
(bestbuilder) - F - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Backpacking: baby on board (the sequel) on 03/19/2013 16:12:57 MDT Print View

Thanks Nick, I can't wait for the article

Nick Larsen
(stingray4540) - F

Locale: South Bay
Re: Backpacking: baby on board (the sequel) on 03/20/2013 11:26:22 MDT Print View

Lazy kid. Where's HER backpack?

Just kidding, that's awesome actually. I hope I have the patience, and the time to give our daughter experiences like that.

Christopher Gutwein
(syntax) - MLife
Good Information on 04/09/2013 00:24:37 MDT Print View

My wife and I are already worried that a child will cut out the primitive outdoor activities we enjoy from our lives for a number of years. Gives me hope, we'll be getting the book to explore our options.

M G
(drown) - F - MLife

Locale: Shenandoah
Re: Good Information on 04/09/2013 14:12:58 MDT Print View

Amazing video. Was laughing very loudly in my office while watching. my 22 month old is just reaching the 1 mile trail limit of her hiking ability but can cross rivers and deal with stones the same way Flora does. How did you build up her stamina, whats the longest she can go and what kind of backpack carrier are you using? How are you dealing with diaper changes? Many questions, can't wait for our first overnight backpacks this summer.