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to enjoy enhanced features like these.
Essential Equipment There are a few essentials that should be part of any camping experience. Not only will they make your adventure more enjoyable, they’ll also reduce the number of trips back into the house—making it feel more like a true outdoor expedition.
*Tip: No tent, no problem! Creating a tent from materials around your house can be as easy as 1-2-3. First, tie a piece of rope or cord between two trees or poles. Next, drape a large blanket, sheet or tarp over the rope. To finish, weight or stake down the four corners of the blanket.
Backyard Bites Nothing says “roughing it” like campground culinary staples. Slowly heat an open can of beans on the side of your campfire and use grilling forks or sharpened sticks to toast hot dogs, corn on the cob and marshmallows over an open flame.
Tip: Make sure the forks or sticks are long enough to keep them a safe distance from the open flames, and exercise caution when placing food on sharp forks or sticks.
However, you don’t have limit yourself to these tried and true classics. Excite your family’s taste buds and create new family favorites for camping—whether in the backyard or beyond—with these innovative ideas:
Tip: For more great ideas, read our article, Perfect Picnic and Grill-Out Recipes.
Family FunThe greatest part of any camping adventure is the main reason to go camping in the first place—quality family time. Make the most of your night in the “wilderness” with these entertaining suggestions, sure to create memories for campers of all ages.
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Corral Camping Clutter
Backyard Beach Party Tips and Recipes
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Bring that tent in and the movies out! Recreate your own camping ground by pitching a tent in your family or bedroom, and enjoying the great indoors! Turn on the flashlight and gather a board game or book to read/play together. To create your own drive-in movie, place a white sheet against a flat section of your house (or fence) and gather a projector. Load your laptop with a DVD, connect to the projector and grab that popcorn! Invite friends and family to join in your night.
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