You’ve been meaning to take the kids camping for weeks now, but you just can’t seem to find the right place or the right time to do so. However, you do want the kids to “unplug” and enjoy the great outdoors. What do you do?
Camping doesn’t mean having to take a long drive up to a National Park; you can always stage a “camping trip” in your backyard. In fact, it’s the most convenient and cost-effective way to go camping with kids.
Of course, even though it’s relatively a stone’s throw away from all the conveniences your South Carolina home offers, camping out in the backyard still requires preparation. Some of the things you should take care of before the big “trip” include:
If there’s one thing every camping trip needs, it’s a campfire. Now, this doesn’t mean you need to build a fire from scratch. In the first place, local law enforcement or your homeowners’ association may not allow you to do so. In such cases, you can always buy a burner and gas logs from a Greenville, SC store and install them outdoors. You may also want to consider an outdoor gas fire pit.
One of the best things about camping is the food—particularly the ones you can roast over a fire. This calls for hotdogs, marshmallows, and s’mores. If you’re looking for a new way to serve s’mores, try this idea from Parenting Magazine:
“Try this twist on the campfire classic that’s super easy, even for little kids. Warm up your favorite chocolate sauce and pour into a shallow bowl or plate; put crushed graham crackers on another plate. Roast marshmallows, dip in the chocolate and then the crackers.”
Ghost stories around the campfire might be a little too intense for your little ones. As such, why not create an impromptu story, instead? Everyone takes turns adding new elements to the story until it finishes. It’s just like playing Mad Libs. You’d be surprised by how creative your kids can be.
Seeing as you’ll be spending most of your time around the fire, make sure you have enough propane gas to keep the fire burning. Luckily, suppliers of propane gas in Greenville, SC like Buchanan Fire & Outdoor aren’t very hard to find and always carry ample stock.
(Source: 14 Ideas for Camping Out In Your Backyard; Parenting Magazine)Posted by: