You may have noticed from the pictures I’ve been sharing lately, that we were lucky to spend a good chunk of time camping in the desert this spring. Our biggest trip was to Moab, but there were several others scattered in here and there, as well. It’s been wonderful; days filled with exploring our campsite, trails around us — both new and familiar, and looking and listening for signs of nature all around us.
The other day, a friend asked me: “If you were stranded on a deserted island, with only three pieces of baby equipment, what would they be?” (click to tweet)
It didn’t take long for me to answer.
The first piece of of equipment would definitely be our pram.
I know, I know.
The word alone brings up memories of scratchy, ill-fitting sweaters made by your Aunt Dot, then there’s all the special washing instructions, and one spin in the dryer can turn your adorable toddler sized pants into doll sized, ruining an expensive investment. So, why do I think they’re worth it?
So many reasons…
Unicycle, what does that mean?
A unicycle is a bike with only one wheel. It does not have a free hub, so if the pedals stop turning, the wheels also stop spinning.
Free hub, what does that mean?
The axel in the rear wheel of the bike that allows the wheels to spin without moving the pedals.
A free hub is great for going downhill, allowing the wheels to spin faster and faster, while the pedals can remain static — coasting.