Family Backpacking Gear List

Next week we will be embarking on our first family backpacking trip in Point Reyes National Seashore! Of course we've been planing for months and a big portion of our planning was making sure we have the correct gear especially since we will be backpacking with two toddlers (Ages - 19 months, 3 years).

This will be our test run backpacking trip for future harder trips. We will hiking 5 miles into Glen Camp, setup camp for two nights, day hikes during our stay and then hike back out. A very "easy" backpacking trip, I use the term loosely because nothing with toddlers is easy but that's what make things fun.

Gear List for two adults and two toddlers:

Sleeping Items
  1. Four Sleeping Bags
    • Mountain Hardwear Mountain Goat 20 Sleeping bags (1 Pink, 1 Blue)
    • REI Mojave +10 Down Sleeping Bag, Women's
    • REI Shasta +15 Synthetic Sleeping Bag, Men's
  2. Two Sleeping Pads (third sleeping pad optional)
    • REI Lite-Core 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad Short
    • Thermarest Trail Reg Pad
    • KidCo Peapod Mattress - Only (optional, if we have room)
  3. ENO Single Nest Hammock
  4. Two REI Half Dome Tents
Hiking Equipment

  1. REI Traverse Shocklight Women's Trekking Poles, Pair
  2. Three Backpacks (2 Adults, 1 Toddler)
    • Gregory Deva 70 Women's Pack
    • Osprey Aether 85 Men's Pack
    • CamelBak Scout Pack
  3. ERGO Baby Carrier
  4. Four Hydration Reservoirs
    • Two CamelBak 50 oz Antidote Reservoirs
    • CamelBak Omega 100 oz HydroTanium Reservoir
    • CamelBak OmegaTM 70 oz Reservoir
  5. Four Water Bottles
    • CamelBak Eddy Bottle 25 fl.oz.
    • REI Nalgene Everyday Wide Mouth Loop Top Water Bottle 32 fl. oz.
    • Two Nalgene Everyday Grip-N-Gulp Water Bottle Kids 12 fl. oz
  1. MSR Alpinist 2 System Cookset
  2. Four Light My Fire Sporks
  3. MSR Pocket Rocket Backpacking Stove
  4. Fuel Canisters
  1. Three Hiking Boots, One Toddler Athletic Shoe
    • Asolo TPS 520 GV Men's Hiking Boots
    • Merrell Continuum Women's Hiking Boots
    • Vasque Kid's Breeze Hiking Boots
    • Stride Rite Accelerator LC Baby Sneakers
  2. Two Minimalist Shoes
    • Merrell Women's Pace Glove
    • Vibram FiveFingers Spryidon LS Trail Running Men's Shoes
This isn't our complete list because I still haven't included our clothes, diapers, wipes and food.  Thankfully I have one fully potty trained toddler, so I don't have to take double the diapers.  I'm that type of person who likes to take every piece of clothing, so taking what is necessary will be a very monumental task for me.  Any suggestions would be gladly taken.  A few more days to go before our first trip!

Related Posts:

  1. The Very Green Point Reyes National Seashore, Glen Camp
  2. The Ever Changing Point Reyes National Seashore
  3. The Longest Five Miles at Point Reyes