Hi all!!! This is going to be an odd sort of review thread. I wasn’t exactly sure what subforum to post this in, so the mods may need to move this if required. My daughter turned 9 last spring, and is really getting to that age now that she can keep up with me on day to day adventures. Some of these trips are in our hometown in Upstate New York. Some are further north in the Adirondack Mountains. The adventures are generally nature driven. Lots of hiking, bird watching, and generally exploring the outside world. Turning over rocks to see what we find. Fishing is always fun. I’m trying to help cultivate my daughter’s love for the outdoors, and build some great family memories. So I spent the last month doing a bunch of research, making a few purchases, and putting together a couple of adventure packs for the both of us. These are basically “grab and go”packs for having fun and learning, with little to no preparation required. The trips are never more than a few hours in duration. Never too far from home or base camp, with no overnights yet required. I’ll add to this thread as the packs and loadouts are tested, and give my impressions on what works and what doesn’t. It should be fun.