Summer for some can mean long road trips throughout the province setting up in many campgrounds along the way. Although the camping experience doesn’t have to take you to the backyard of provincial parks, you can get a similar experience in your backyard.
When was the last time you popped up a tent in your backyard and camped out with the kids?
Backyard Camping Tips
Backyard camping is an inexpensive way to spend quality time together. Energize your summer with these backyard camping tips.
Gather all your camping supplies. You will need a tent to fit your family, flashlights, headlights, camera and Energizer MAX® batteries depending on how elaborate you decide to campout. I love camping at home because I can leave the food in the kitchen and skip worrying about a cooler and ice.
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Teamwork. Setting up your campsite together is a part of the bonding experience. If it’s been a while since you’ve camped out rest assure, tents have come a long way, and you can set a pop-up tent in minutes.
Grill dinner or cook it over the open fire. I thoroughly prepare dinner in my kitchen ahead of time, and when we are ready to grill dinner, it’s all ready to go.
We love cooking dinner or breakfast over an open fire. If you don’t have a fire pit no worries, you can grill your food at the BBQ well the kids play in the backyard or rest.
Grab your GPS and after dinner may I suggest one of our favorite family games: Go geocaching. It’s a free worldwide treasure hunt. Google refers to Geocaching as; the recreational activity of hunting for and finding a hidden object using GPS coordinates posted on a website or app. Chances are you have a numerous Geocaches in your neighborhood or make your own. Be sure to have Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ and Energizer® MAX® batteries on hand since they are the longest lasting batteries for devices like handheld GPS, digital cameras, and toys.
Race time. Our boys love to bring their powered monster trucks and race cars along camping with us. Load them up with Energizer® MAX® batteries and have a blast, climbing, running and building memories together well you laugh the night away.
One of the kids favorite things to do when we have a backyard campout is a nighttime hike. When was the last time you walked around your yard in the dark? Energizer® makes a broad range of high lighting products for the outdoors, such as flashlights, headlamps, and lanterns. Pick your favorite and cast a spooky shadow or two along the way, you never know what type of story you will have to tell after a nighttime walk together. Energizer® flashlights and lighting solutions keep your family safe in the dark.
The kids loved Energizer Vision HD Headlight, with its three headlight modes and powerful LED headlamp beam. Up to 4X brighter than standard LED technology giving you light exactly where you were looking. Since it is waterproof and shatterproof, it is perfect for busy boys to play with.
Before bedtime it is tradition to roast smores over the open fire when camping. If you don’t have a fire pit, I found a wood burning fire pit on Walmart.ca that would be great for any size backyard. Try these Oh Canada Maple Smores.
Nothing beats a good campfire story. Scary or not telling stories together gets the whole family involved. Be sure to have your Energizer flashlight on hand to illuminate the moment.
Got more backyard camping tips? Please share them below.
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According to a recent survey from Energizer Families with kids are almost twice as likely to plan a camping trip compared to those without kids. Don’t want till you have kids, we spent many nights before kids with friends camping. Great way to make memories as a family or couple.
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