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So my son joined cub scouts this year and I have a 5 month old Chesapeake bay retriever that has helped us realize how much we like hiking and being outdoors. So far we have been on several 2-4 mile day hikes and are having a blast and now I want to jump all in on the hiking and camping experience with my family of 4..well 5 counting the chessie (7 year old boy and 4.5 year old girl). At this point I am looking for a sanity and direction check from you experienced guys and girls.
so far I have gone to try on packs and watched dozens of YouTube videos and we have settled on an osprey kyte 46 for the wife and an atmos 65 for me. we will be looking to do anything from a quick overnight to a 3-4 at the most And we will obviously be starting with a few single night trips during good weather conditions to get our feet wet. My question here is does the size choices here seem reasonable for all that we will need to carry? My son has a small school size north face pack that he will probably carry a few things in, but not any real weight. we decided on the kyte 46 for my wife because we thought it could be utilized for a single overnight or more. I have also ordered an osprey stratos 34 for a large day/single night camp for me.
Thanks for your help and very interested in any opinions from couples and how your systems work together. My wife is capable of anything and willing, but dad is usually the pack mule when it comes to carrying things