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5 Activities for Backyard Camping Family Fun

Submitted by on August 7, 2012 – 6:20 amNo Comment

Want a simple way to have fun with the whole family this weekend? Try camping! Simply grab the tent, a bag of marshmallows, ditch the cell phones, and hit the lawn for some outdoor family fun!

Backyard Camping Family Fun

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Parents—but more likely, the kids—may be wondering how a whole night will be occupied without television, video games, or the computer. Well, these are our top 5 activities for making your backyard campout special.

  1. Prepare. Kids and parents can set up the tent and build the fire together. Since this is a backyard campout, a bonfire may not be allowed—or perhaps it’s just too hot or dry out for fire. A well-positioned flashlight will also do the trick. We recommend the Pelican 4000 KingLite, which is powerful and is designed to sit upright on the ground.
  2. Grub. Of course, there’s nothing like grilling hot dogs, popping popcorn, or cooking smores over an open fire. Again, this may not be possible, so gather around the grill instead—exercising due precautions, of course. A Pelican 2365 LED Flex-Neck flashlight can be positioned to cast light on one specific area—perfect for safe, delicious grilling!
  3. Get Wild. This is a great opportunity to acquaint children with nature. Show them plants to avoid, like poison ivy and poison oak. Interact with as much (safe) wildlife as possible in the backyard. Use a Pelican 2610 HeadsUp Lite to search for wildlife after dark. The headlamp will cast light wherever you look, so campers can focus on the search.
  4. Game. Camping is ideal for fun games that get kids moving. A good game of flashlight tag, ghost in the graveyard, or red rover, will be even better if adults play along. The Pelican 1930 L1 LED is compact with a wrist lanyard so nothing gets dropped in pursuit.
  5. Storytelling. When everyone’s ready to settle down around the “campfire,” the storytelling games can commence. Each person tells a portion of a story and passes it on. The Pelican 1820 Pocket Sabre can be passed around and used for spooky effect if the storytelling turns to horror stories.

Whether it’s a fake flashlight bonfire or using the restroom in the middle of the night, every family campout requires a reliable flashlight.

What are some of your favorite backyard camping activities?


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