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Backyard CampingBackyard Camping

If you’ve got kids, there’s nothing better than family camping in the privacy of your own backyard. Family camping is safe, inexpensive, convenient, and can be loads of fun.


You might also consider family camping for a unique birthday party - invite your friends to join in the fun too.





Expert Tips


Expert Camping Tips


Whether you go camping in the great outdoors or in your own backyard, here are some great camping tips:

camping tips

  1. One of the best camping tips is to buy the best quality tent you can afford.


  2. If you want good camping tips about tents, ask your camping friends, and always see the tent assembled before you buy to make sure it’s a good fit for you and not to complicated.


  3. Backyard camping is great for practicing the art of camping -  find good camping tips in outdoor or family-oriented magazines.


  4. Fun camping tips involve fun activities like making s’mores and telling stories around the fire pit.


    camping tips
  5. Remember to pack a flashlight – is among a list of all good camping tips.


  6. Additional camping tips to keep in mind include pack long forks for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, bring comfy sleeping bags and pillows, and a tarp to make clean-up easy!


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Safety Tips


Fire pits offer a fun way to enjoy leisure time and entertaining, but always remember to exercise caution and practice safety.


Here are a few important tips to keep in mind...

  • Place the fire pit in an open area on a solid surface, but never on a wooden deck, grass, or any other flammable surface.

Fire Safety

  • Never place a fire pit in an enclosed area or indoors. 

  • Know your city or county’s regulations regarding the use of a fire pit.

  • Always keep a fire extinguisher, a garden hose or large bucket of sand nearby to smother the fire if necessary. Your fire extinguisher should be handy, in good working condition, and not close to its expiration date.

  • Use common sense and exercise courtesy as well as caution. Don't build a fire on a windy day. You don’t want smoke blowing into neighbor’s homes and backyards.

  • Start your fire small. Use recommended fire starters. Never use an accelerant or gasoline to start a fire. Suggested burning materials include wood, fire logs, and charcoal.

  • Do not allow children or someone with little experience to light the fire.

  • Never leave the fire unattended. Fire pits are HOT when in use and should be adult-supervised at all times. Extreme caution should be exercised when children are nearby.

  • As a precaution, the fire should be no larger than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high. Don’t pile wood too high.

  • Use the wire mesh cover when the fire is lit to control flying sparks.

  • The screen handle is HOT when in use.

  • Use a heat proof barbeque mitt or poker tool to grasp the handle.

  • It is best to extinguish the fire completely once you have finished using it. Use a fire extinguisher, or enough water to douse the fire.

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