Packing: Sturdy and Dirty
Of course, it's not quite that simple. Traveling with a young child requires forethought. In previous camping trips I've been known to pack foolishly. Once I brought only one pair of shorts and two shirts, yet five pairs of earrings, one for each day in the wilderness. But I'm a mom now, and smarter. I know the secret to parenting: overpack.
If you've never camped before, get supply advice from experienced friends, visit one of the camping equipment stores, or visit a Sierra Club bookstore or your public library.
Along with the normal motley assortment of camping and baby gear, be sure to check out our Camping with Your Toddler Checklist for tips on what to pack for your overnight trek.