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Start them young

Wed 27 Jan, 2016 11:24 am

This is a photo from a family Australia Day walk in the Dandenongs.
The littlest walker is my grandson......not quite 2 years old and he already gets excited when we wander into the bush.
He does have it easy though perched on his Dad's back in an Osprey Poco :D .

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Re: Start them young

Wed 27 Jan, 2016 9:26 pm

Love it Neil, thanks for posting. :)

Re: Start them young

Thu 28 Jan, 2016 4:50 am

Brilliant.

Re: Start them young

Thu 28 Jan, 2016 7:13 am

Thumbs up from me too.
They're like little sponges at that age, learning
from everything they encounter.

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Re: Start them young

Mon 12 Sep, 2016 2:19 pm

Bloodyoath
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Re: Start them young

Tue 13 Sep, 2016 8:04 pm

Got my granddaughter out already at 6 mths on mums back or mine - also in an Osprey Poco

Love s it

It came out right side up on the Ipad and now its sideways on the laptop!!! OOPps how IFN do I fix that?
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Re: Start them young

Tue 13 Sep, 2016 8:58 pm

Hmmm need to find a 2nd hand one of those, cant quite justify the outlay for a new one....


"No half measures......"

Re: Start them young

Tue 13 Sep, 2016 10:29 pm

vanNek wrote:Hmmm need to find a 2nd hand one of those, cant quite justify the outlay for a new one....

I was just thinking about selling mine...then somehow my wife had another baby! :lol:

Re: Start them young

Wed 14 Sep, 2016 8:24 am

vanNek wrote:Hmmm need to find a 2nd hand one of those, cant quite justify the outlay for a new one....
"No half measures......"


They are on Paddy-Pallin's eBay for a pretty good price ($174.96 delivered). Worth every cent for the pleasure that comes from bush walking with the little tackers.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Osprey-Poco- ... 2335467514

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Re: Start them young

Wed 14 Sep, 2016 12:12 pm

Here's one from when our youngest was 4 months (she's in/under the spotted rain coat... hard to see). It was wet and cold... and hard! More from that walk here.

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Re: Start them young

Wed 14 Sep, 2016 12:24 pm

Wow....Son of Beach that's what I call hard core family bushwalking. :shock:
I must show this one to my son in law........we might just get an overnighter done with my grandson yet :)

Re: Start them young

Wed 14 Sep, 2016 1:42 pm

I wouldn't recommend walking like that, though. Although it was a great trip all up, the walk to/from the hut with those ridiculous loads was painful. Thankfully, it was not far, which is what made it worthwhile, and we had a day in between to relax at the hut and to do short walks without heavy loads.

Re: Start them young

Wed 14 Sep, 2016 2:35 pm

Agree totally!! My granddaughter has been out crawling round in the bush since 6 months old. She has now progressed to walking with her own pack and ready for her first overnighter in a couple of months. She is 6 years old now.

Re: Start them young

Wed 14 Sep, 2016 2:38 pm

Son of a Beach wrote:Here's one from when our youngest was 4 months (she's in/under the spotted rain coat... hard to see). It was wet and cold... and hard! More from that walk here.


That is fantastic SoB! :D And to think I've met people who hardly leave the house with their little ones, at least in the first few months. It must have been tough for you and your wife too, coz of the amount of extra stuff to carry for the baby.

I haven't done any overnighters with my cub yet, but have done a bit of camping. He likes tents as much as I do.
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We did do a lap of Dove Lake on a cold and rainy day and he snug and warm up back.
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vanNek wrote:Hmmm need to find a 2nd hand one of those, cant quite justify the outlay for a new one....

I can recommend the Macpac Vamoose. You may find one second hand somewhere. I did a bit of a review here.

Re: Start them young

Thu 15 Sep, 2016 8:18 am

The storm cover looks great. Much better than the dodgy and poor-fitting rain cover we nicked off our pram at the last minute when the forecast looked wet.

Re: Start them young

Sun 18 Sep, 2016 4:44 pm

Seems like only yesterday he was wrapped tightly in blankets swaying in my hammock,
in the child carrier on my back, hood up protected from the sun wind & rain,
tripping over every blade of grass, seed pod/stick on the ground....now look at him, heading towards the ripe old of 4. :shock:

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Re: Start them young

Wed 05 Oct, 2016 3:15 pm

Borders Ranges NP, Nsw, the wet weather closed in and he was dragging towards
the end..but all hi fives & M&M's back at the car park ! :D

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Re: Start them young

Fri 14 Oct, 2016 9:05 pm

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Quick trip up Mt Duncan
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Re: Start them young

Sat 15 Oct, 2016 1:44 am

Six months old. Damp but emerald-green County Kerry in Ireland.
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Re: Start them young

Fri 21 Oct, 2016 7:52 am

ribuck wrote:Six months old. Damp but emerald-green County Kerry in Ireland.
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And which one of those is you?

Re: Start them young

Fri 21 Oct, 2016 8:42 pm

Such a great thread. Loving the photos. Now I am all nostalgic.


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and as she grew she loved it!

Re: Start them young

Fri 21 Oct, 2016 9:27 pm

north-north-west wrote:And which one of those is you?

LOL, north-north-west, I'm the old bald bloke. And the photo is from 1995, so the baby is an adult now :)

Re: Start them young

Sun 15 Jan, 2017 11:18 am

So those baby carrier packs. Do they protect from all elements, e.g. Sideways rain? It seems they have canopy type covers but not fully enclosed, waterproof???

Re: Start them young

Sun 15 Jan, 2017 6:21 pm

Definitely not waterproof!

Re: Start them young

Thu 19 Jan, 2017 10:12 am

Hisham wrote:So those baby carrier packs. Do they protect from all elements, e.g. Sideways rain? It seems they have canopy type covers but not fully enclosed, waterproof???


Absolutely not waterproof. We got caught out in a shower at Arthurs Seat a few months back and I sacrificed my raincoat over the top of the shade cover and pack to keep Bub warm and dry. No reason why you cant just use a regular pack cover for this situation- we will be in future...
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Re: Start them young

Sat 06 Jul, 2019 11:44 am

Following on, keeping my young lad busy over the school holidays...

Little legs exploring & rockhopping in Mt Tamborine NP... 8)
Wasp nest...where did that come from ?
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Somewhere a little drier...Plunket Conservation Park
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sheltering under a overhang from a passing rain shower...time for some nibbles. :wink:
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