This summer, camping is going to be a bit different. Due to the closure of major camping grounds, it has become increasingly difficult to enjoy the outdoors in safe, legal spaces. Though the idea of roughing it in uncharted territories may sound appealing at first, it is actually quite dangerous due to wild animals, or lack of help if unpredictable emergencies arise.
All National State Parks are taking precautions during these challenging times. Most parks are closed or limiting the number of visitors allowed in at a single period. As the new normal commences, parks are beginning to reopen slowly. However, due to the backup of thousands of summer wilderness hobbyists, many campers have been waitlisted, and it could be quite some time before they get the chance to enjoy the great outdoors.
With a little creativity, you can get the full benefits of a camping experience from your own backyard! Here are theLAShop’s camping tips that will make your backyard camping experience unforgettable.
Backyard Camping Ideas for Families
Camping is a fantastic way to bond with nature, but also get close to your family! Families come in many forms, and it can be challenging to please everyone. If your family has a lot of children, you may want to consider turning your backyard into an amusement park. If not, stick to activities that engage the entire family. Here are a few fun suggestions that will entertain the whole family.
Winspin Camp Stories. No camping experience is complete without the traditional telling of a fireside story. Whether you’re roasting marshmallows around a fire, or just sitting in a circle passing a flashlight, telling camp stories is a great way to pass the time, and get everyone involved. Use a Winspin Prize Wheelto:
Get every member of the family to write in a topic or theme on each panel of the spin wheel
Have a member spin the wheel, and tell a ghost story surrounding the topic the spin wheel lands on
Once every member has told their story, vote for the best, and offer the winner a delicious camping treat as a prize!
Scavenger hunt. Plan a scavenger hunt! Your backyard is a safe space, so why not explore it! Keep kids busy by hiding their favorite items and timing their hunting skills!
Camping is not only for the kids and the family, but it can also be a romantic adventure if you have the right plan and camping checklist. To plan the proper romantic backyard camping getaway, you have to focus on your favorite creature comforts and use them to craft the perfect atmosphere.
Here are some essential items, you’re going to need for your romantic camping experience:
Tent in the backyard built for two. Get close with your partner with this cuddly camping bed tent. The off the ground feature will keep you safe from moisture and ground-dwelling bugs while the mesh windows will allow for perfect airflow while blocking out flies and other insects.
Romantic Lighting. Nothing sets the mood like romantic lighting. An advantage to backyard camping is that you can hang string lighting, practically anywhere, if you have a few extension cords. Use a combination of torches, candles, and artificial lights to create a safe and amorous atmosphere.
Universal battery for cell-phone and general device charging
Camping in the Backyard
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By Terrance Gittens
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