Here's the recipe for nurturing an outdoor-loving kid: First, share your passion for nature every chance you get. Talk about all your amazing trips, tell them how much fun you had, how hard you worked, how much you loved it. Second, expose them to as many tent nights, as many beautiful places, as many grand adventures as you possibly can. Third, outfit them with the right gear, so that they're comfortable, warm, dry, safe, and happy. To that end, we've polled the parents on our staff for their all-time favorite kid-tested, parent-approved items.
Oh yeah, and don't forget the all-important rule number four: pack Skittles.