You and your partner are planning a two or three day backpacking trip near your home in Boone, NC with your seven year-old daughter and six year-old son. They have been car camping with you for the past three years, taken short day hikes, and enjoyed both. Your daughter is severely allergic to wasps and poison oak; she was hospitalized at four after being stung by a yellow jacket in your backyard.
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