Seven Must-Have Items for the Active Family

The LL Bean Anniversary Knife, the iBert Bike Seat, the Nikon D3100, Pure Dark Chocolate-Covered Almonds, and the Deuter Kid Comfort II (from left)
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The best way to create an appetite for the great outdoors is to start ‘em early. Once kids get a taste of hiking, biking, or camping—even from the roost of a backpack carrier—you’ve transformed an introductory experience into a lifelong obsession.  These seven items will ensure you get off on the right foot. And when the kids start demanding gear of their own, you’ll be ready.

iBert Safe-T Seat Child Carrier
Of all the children bike seats on the market, this one’s our favorite. In the iBert, your child will see the road ahead, not just your shoulder blades.
Camelbak Better Bottle
We call ‘em adult sippy cups, but these flip-out-straw water bottle offers suitable hydration for kids of all ages. And the multiple color schemes will help keep track of whose is whose.

Deuter Kid Comfort II Child Carrier
From touring the backcountry to surviving the spring Cherry Blossom Festival on the tourist-choked Tidal Basin, the comfort in the Kid Comfort II refers to both how the child rides high in the backpack and how parent who’s carrying the tyke feels for the entire day.

Pure Dark Chocolate-Covered Almonds
The name of our site implies an undeniable affection for Good Old Raisons and Peanuts, but these dark chocolate-covered wonders are the perfect way to sex up your trail mix—and keep weary kids from bonking out.

Nikon D3100

Published: 1 Apr 2012 | Last Updated: 28 Mar 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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