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I was recently reminded of this post and it made me wonder how much backyard camping has been going on during the pandemic. If you want some more ideas on how to enjoy backyard camping, I thought I would republish this article. I also came across another article that would be especially good for those of you who aren't experienced campers. It tells you all about purchasing tents and equipment that you might need as well as a couple of good camping recipes. The writer lives in the UK, and they have been experiencing extreme isolation there. But, compared to our Arizona backyard where we have already hit 106 degrees during the day, their UK garden is like an oasis! After you re-read this post, you will want to check it out here: Garden Camping, a wonderful escape.
This weekend, my husband and I and a couple of our kids are going camping. Our family has always enjoyed camping in the great outdoors! It is a great way to get out of the Phoenix heat! Later this month, I am going to our church's girl's camp again, so camping is really on my mind.
With summer here and parent's looking for ways to entertain kids, Backyard Camping can be a great way to do something fun without having to spend money on gas, but still helping the kids spend time out of doors. Plus, there is the added benefit of being close to a clean bathroom!
Camping in the heat of the city, you ask? Well, that can be a problem in some places, (like Phoenix), but there are some ways to help with that! So, for this Fun Friday, here are our best ideas for a fun Backyard Camping Night!
Set up, Timing and Preparation:
If you live where it is cool enough in the evening to actually have a fire pit fire, you can do a variety of things:
If you live in Phoenix, or somewhere else where it is too hot for a fire at night, you can do this:
Ways to Be Cool:
Camp Out Activities:
There are so many fun things to do when camping, whether you are in the woods or on a backyard camp out. Here are a few of our favorites:
Backyard camping is an activity the whole family can enjoy together, or just let the kids sleep on their own after the night's activities! Mom and Dad are right inside if they get scared! So is the bathroom! (Make sure they use it before they settle down for the night!) The memories you make with them will last a lifetime!
Be sure to visit www.yay.fish to see more ideas about camping in your own garden!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!