Here is everything we brought on a 4 day, 3 night backpacking trip with our 2.5 year toddler.
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Trip: Juan De Fuca Trail, Vancouver Island, British Columbia (In and Out to Mystic & Bear Beach)
Length: 4 days, 3 nights
Temperatures: 20°C/68°F daytime high, 10°C/50°F nighttime low
Dates: June 27-June 30th, 2023
Distance: Day 1- 2km, Day 2- 7km, Day 3- 7km, Day 4- 2km
His: Stone Glacier Sky 5900
Hers: Gregory Deva 70
We have had our MSR Hubba Hubba 2 person tent for many years now. We can sleep with 2 adults and 1 small toddler quite easily in it. We will likely need a lightweight 3 person tent as she grows.
Pads: Therm-a-rest NeoAir® Topo™ Luxe Sleeping Pad. Aster and I slept together on this. We have a regular wide version and it’s perfect for the two of us. Reid slept on a Therm-a-rest NeoAir® XTherm™ NXT MAX Sleeping Pad overtop of a Therm-a-rest Z-lite. We couple them together with a Therm-a-rest Synergy Coupler.
Therm-a-rest Vela™ Double 32F/0C Quilt
MEC Camp Pillow. Aster and I each had one.
MSR Pocket Rocket Stove Kit + fuel + lighter
Bowls from the MSR Stove Kit above
Sea to Summit Collapsible Bowl
MSR folding forks
Sea to Summit utensil set
GSI Outdoors Infinity Backpacker Mugs x3
Kuju Coffees (2 a day for Reid and 1 a day for me)
Nuun Sport Hydration Tablets
Sawyer Water Filter
Platypus Water Bladders
Small cotton reusable wipes
Check out my blog post – 3 Night Backpacking Meal Plan With a Toddler – to see everything that we brought for food on this trip.
WeeWoollies Baselayer. Fresh one for each night so she didn’t smell like food in the tent.
1 Carter’s Fleece Onsie. This came off as soon as she woke up (and we put on her full fleece suit for the morning) so that this would remain clean for then next night.
Jan and Jul Beanie
Miles the Label Merino Beanie
If she were younger, she would have worn her Morrison Outdoors Mini Mo Sleeping bag but we need a size up and haven’t bought one yet. I highly recommend one though. Use code DOMCARSON10 for 10% off.
New Balance Runners
Walmart Rain Boots
Jan and Jul Fleece Booties
Kuiu Full Zip Wool Leggings
Kuiu Heavy Weight Long Sleeve
Sitka Core Heavy Weight Hoody
Firstlite Synthetic Down Jacket
Kuiu Rain Jacket
Diapers. We brought 4 per day which we didn’t need but it was nice to have a buffer. If she were younger, I would have brought more, but she is somewhat potty trained at this point which is nice.
Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
Check out my Ultimate Guide to Camping With Babies Blog if you’re looking to get started heading out with your little one!