Would you take them in a boat? Or up a mountain like a goat? Would you take them in the snow? Would you? Could you? Will you go?
A well designed kid's pack won't be just a smaller version of an adult's pack, it will be shaped to fit a kid's narrower shoulders and hips.
Canoes or kayaks are a great way to bring younger folk along on outdoor adventures. Tips for paddling with kids include, extra gear to bring and how to arrange everyone safely in the boat.