Everybody has their favourite piece of gear right? While we have our main stays, our gear constantly evolves based on where we are tripping, what season it is, method of tripping(backcountry, frontcountry, portaging/basecamping). The other and probably most important thing to consider are the kids, lets face it kids are rough on gear, they break it, rough it up and outgrow it! There are a few tricks we have learned over the years to get the most value and distance out of certain pieces of gear. I will always give our honest opinion of gear, unless stated it was purchased out of pocket by us. Nor do we receive any compensation for any of our reviews. If its a really good piece of gear that could benefit families in their adventuring then we will base our recommendations on that .