We´ve also tried our luck with backpacking with baby. And recently with two under two! Not as badass as it sounds though, as we live in Norway and are lucky to have access to cheap, simple and wonderful forest- and mountain huts through DNT, the Norwegian Tourist Association (which is all about "simple outdoors life", not what you think of as tourism). We just managed to squeeze in 5 huts in four trips before she turned 5 months! We were smug and happy!
Our second compromise is to get an outdoors carrier pram, and go hiking along forest roads.
We have sometimes brought a tent, so that we can camp outside the hut, use the facilities, solve the "biggest spoon falling of the mat"-problem by having dad and the oldest sleep inside, and let mum and baby have the tent. Why not the other way round? Well, if we share the hut with others (as we are likely to), it is awkward to wake everyone up each time baby wants some food. Which can be quite often.
But we also need to figure out a way to sleep all of us in a (large) tent. The main problem is the toddler, she moves alot at night and wants to stand up.
My experience is that when the baby is still nursing, and mostly immobile, it is much easier to backpack than it is just a few months later. Our toddler is much more of a challenge than the infant! We´re looking for a lightweight cot-solution of some kind. Our best bet so far is LittleLife´s arc II, a minitent that we can pitch in the huge vestibule of our non-lightweight tent.
We have gained some experience of different types of equipment. First, the carriers: The moby wrap looks great! We started off with BabyBjorn, but moved away from it reasonably quickly. The baby hangs in it, rather than sits in it, which limits the amount of time it is comfortable to sit in, baby gets tired, and also it isn´t a good position for the baby over time. We have a carrier called AngelPack, but more famous brands are Ergo, or Manduca. These, or similar carriers get the knees higher than the babys bum, and that is much better for the carried as well as the carrier.
For the toddler, we really like a carrier called "Concerti", which is great for slightly bigger babies and toddlers to carry on your back. Much lighter and a better carry than the large and heavy frame-carriers!
For rain protection, check out the german brand Mamalila´s carrying jacket, it´s been great! Not full standard WPB jacket, but 20 000 is good enough as we don´t go into crazy weather anyway.
Last week, we tried our luck on a two-night trip. No more than 3 miles off the forest roads, but we tried double carrying for the first time. A success!
Hard work, but worth it! For instance for moments like this: