The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Camping

Camping is a great outdoor activity everyone seems to enjoy. Not only is it super fun to spend the night under the starry night but it also guarantees great fun. And while many people need to organize camping trips and travel some distance to get to their favorite camping site, others can do so in the comfort of their own backyards.

Backyard camping offers you the chance to enjoy a real camping experience with the additional benefit of having your home just a few steps away. So, let’s see how you can master backyard camping at the comfort of your own backyard.

Find the perfect location

To start off, inspect your backyard thoroughly and find the perfect location to set up your camping site. Ideally, choose a site furthest from your home to actually get the illusion that you are somewhere else. Also, make sure that you choose a part of your yard that’s not covered with concrete or any other type of pavers to get the full experience of sleeping on the grass-covered ground.

Get the necessary gear

Once you’ve found the perfect spot, you should get the necessary camping gear and set it up. Browse the web and check out the Gear We Are site to find all the necessary pieces of equipment for a fun camping experience. Set up your tent and make sure you include everyone in this fun activity. Roll out your sleeping bags and get some comfortable pillows to make the tent even more cozy. Furthermore, you’ll need some type of insect repellant so that the little buggers don’t keep you up all night. Also, set up comfortable camping chairs and get a campfire going. Ideally, you should use some bricks to create a bed for your campfire or use a fire pit if you have one in your backyard.

Have fun making your favorite camping food

Moreover, once the fire gets strong enough, have some fun preparing your favorite camping food. Bake some S’mores, toast some marshmallows or even roast some hot dogs. If you’re more of a veggie lover, get yourself a camping pan and grill some delicious veggies. Boil some eggs or cook a can of canned beans. There are so many foods you can choose to make. What you end up making will only depend on your personal preferences. If, on the other hand, you don’t really feel like making any of these, make sure you at least bring enough snacks and bagged goodies.

Plan out some fun activities

To make your backyard camping even more interesting, organize some fun activities. Since there is so much fun to be had outdoors, make sure you don’t miss out on it. You can go to a neighborhood nature hunt and make it a goal to “discover” as many different plants and herbs as you can. Once you return to your campsite discuss with others about your discoveries. Alternatively, you can even play hide and seek – no matter how old you are. However, this is best left for when the night falls because then it will be significantly easier to hide. Finally, if all of your camping mates enjoy a scary story or two, you can always gather around the fire and share some spooky tales.

Pretend that you’re somewhere far away

Finally, it can be a bit challenging to enjoy camping in your backyard when you know that your home is quite literally just a few steps away. That’s why you should do your best and try to pretend that you’re somewhere far away. If you decide to run off to your comfortable bed as soon as you feel the slightest discomfort, you can’t really say that you’ve been out camping. And if you ever happen to go on an actual camping trip, chances are you’ll end up wanting to go home sooner than you’d like.

If you’re already blessed enough to have a backyard, why not have some fun and go camping? Sure, this may not be exactly the real deal but it’s close enough. So, get your camping gear out, grab some snacks and get ready for some awesome backyard camping!