55+ Perfect Gift Ideas for RV Owners and Campers from a Full-Time RVer

55+ Perfect Gift Ideas for RV Owners and Campers from a Full-Time RVer

Looking for the Perfect Gift Ideas for RV Campers?

If you know someone who loves to camp or maybe they even live full-time in their RV, and you want to get them something they will love and use?

Then this gift guide is perfect for you! 

I love giving gifts that people will use and giving them something that aligns with their lifestyle is meaningful! It shows you pay attention to the things they enjoy. 

So, as a Full-time RVer, I thought I’d put together a list of great gift ideas you can purchase for fellow RV Owners.

 

Gift Ideas for RV Owners

Camper Gift Idea’s for Her

Clothing for Her

Accessories for Her

Camper Gift Ideas for Him

Clothing for Him

Camper Gift Ideas for Kids, Toddlers, and Babies

Clothing for Kids, Toddlers, Babies

Best Gifts for Full-Time RVers

Digital Wireless Backup Camera for RV/Truck (2)

Backing up an RV is a learned skill that many can struggle with. It’s not an easy thing to do, especially if your RV is a long travel trailer like ours.

These cameras will allow the driver and passenger to see where they are and what is behind them. This can prevent the RV from hitting trees or worse. 

Features:

  • Waterproof
  • 7″ Monitor screen
  • Night Vision
  • Recording option
  • Highway Monitoring 
  • Recording Option

RV weBoost Drive X Cell Phone Signal Booster

For full-time RVer’s, having a strong cell signal is vital because they most likely earn an income online.

The Internet options for RV’ers are scarce and many use a “HotSpot” option like the Verizon Jetpack or At&T NightHawk. 

This is a great gift idea for any full-timer RVer even if they are stationary in an RV park.

It will boost their capability for streaming and downloads. 

TireMinder Smart Pressure Monitor

For those who travel a lot and have multiple axles on there, having a tire pressure monitor is a huge plus. 

The worse thing to see is a double or triple axle RV that has a flat, and the driver has no idea. This could ruin an axel or wheel and cost more money. 

You can get a 4, 6, or 10 transmitter system that connects right to your phone. If a tire begins to lose pressure, it will notify the phone and allow the driver to pull over and check before any damage is done. 

The Best Membership Passes for Campers

Harvest Hosts

If your RV has the capabilities to self-sustain for an evening, then Harvest Host is the perfect and best membership pass. 

Harvest Host partners with wineries, breweries, farms, and museums around the States that offer a place to stay overnight. These wineries do not have your Amp/Water/Sewage hookups, therefore, you will have to “boondock”. 

However, The reviews for this program and the experience you or your RV owner friend will have is extraordinary. 

There are over 1443 places with unlimited night stays for 1 single yearly cost. 

Harvest Host Winery RV Photo

Photo Credit: Harvest Host

National Park: America the Beautiful Annual Pass

Do you have friends or family that own an RV and love to visit America’s National Parks?

Then this is a great gift option for them. It is a yearly membership with 1 cost that will save them money on park fees. 

If they are military, the annual pass is FREE! There are many options for kids and seniors as well!

Photo Credit: nps.gov

Thousand Trails Camping Pass

The Thousand Trails has 190 plus RV Campgrounds and Resorts in 5 zones!

They are yearly passes that will let you explore a certain region at no additional nightly cost. If you want to add another zone, you can at one single low price. 

This camping membership pass is perfect for those who enjoy long trips or are full-time RVer’s.

Outdoor Gift Ideas for RV Campers

Decor Gift Ideas for RV Owners

Useful RV Kitchen Gift Ideas 

NuWave 14QT 12 in 1 Brio Air Fryer

Many RVer’s love and rave about their Instapots. However, I’m all about the 12 in 1 Nuwave oven!

It’s perfect for RVer’s because it will allow them to cook any meal they want without worrying about something burning or cooking unevenly in the tiny RV oven.

The NuWave Brio Air Fryer allows you to Air Fry, Bake, Rotisserie (pop popcorn), Roast, Grill, and Dehydrate your food. 

 

Single Server Mini Keurig 

I’m a coffee lover and I enjoy a cup every single morning to start my day.

Since living full-time in an RV, I know how limited and valuable kitchen counter space can be. 

Therefore, having a thin single-serve coffee maker is a perfect gift idea for RV Owners. 

Farbware Countertop Dishwashing Machine

Every full-time RV’er will tell you that doing the dishes by hand becomes an annoying task. 

Therefore, having a dishwasher is an RV’ers dream! It makes the monotonous task of doing dishes easier. 

Especially if they have babies or kids with bottles. 

Happy Camper Mugs & Drinkware

The Best Gift Card for RV Campers

Amazon Gift Card

Amazon is an RV’ers perfect place to shop.

They offer so many items that will benefit the full-time RVer and the Summertime weekend RV owner. 

It is a perfect gift idea for RV owners. The majority of the items we have purchased for our RV has been on Amazon. 

 Outdoor Subscription Boxes for RV Campers

There are a handful of subscription boxes that are perfect gift ideas for RV owners.

You can check them all out including Nomadik, Cairn, and Happy Glamper on our post – Best Outdoor Subscription Boxes For Campers, RVers, and More.

 

Final Thoughts

I hope you now have some wonderful gift ideas for RV owners in your life.

These gifts are awesome and will put a smile on any camper’s face. 

I know I will enjoy all of these gifts as a full-time RVer because they go so well with our chosen lifestyle. So, Happy Shopping! 

 

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Best Outdoor Subscription Boxes For Campers, RVers, and More

Best Outdoor Subscription Boxes For Campers, RVers, and More

Outdoor Subscription Boxes are the perfect gift for your adventure seekers.

Whether they love to camp, hike, fish, or just enjoy the great outdoors, gifting a subscription box is the way to go.

Each box is unique and comes with a variety of goodies that will benefit their individual outdoor activity.

But, with so many options out there which ones are the best and worth the price? 

Well, we had the same question, so here is a break down to get you started in picking the best outdoor subscription box.

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Subscription Boxes for Outdoor Gear

Nomadik

Epic Outdoor Gear right to your doorstep. Each box is at least a $50 value with high-quality brands.

Every monthly box has it’s own theme so you will be surprised every time.

All monthly boxes are also tailored to your liking after a brief questioner once you subscribe. Plus, there is also monthly outdoor challenges to get you outside and exploring.

CAIRN

One of the best outdoor subscription boxes for campers and adventure enthusiasts. 

You can sign up for a monthly or quarterly subscription and receive the best in class branded gear for your adventures. 

If you choose the monthly, you will receive $50 worth of gear every month. For the quarterly subscriptions, you will receive up to $350 worth of gear. 

Plus, when you review their products you will also be eligible to earn reward points that can be cashed in for free box, apparel, or gifts for friends. 

Steel to Reel Club

This outdoor subscription box is for those who are looking to embark on the skill of lone survivor.

Each box contains premium products for camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing hand-picked by professional survivalists. 

This box subscription can get started on learning the necessary skills for outdoor life with the right gear. 

Subscription Boxes for Campers

The Happy Glamper

Hello, Glamping Divas! Camping doesn’t have to be always roughing it.

You can enjoy the great outdoors and still have comfort.

The Happy Glamper Subscription box is the perfect box for Camping RVing woman. They come with jewelry, home decor, and more. 

CampLife Crate

The best subscription box for campers and RVers of all kinds. 

You can choose monthly or quarterly box options. Each box has its own theme and curated with 5 – 7 items from branded companies like Camco.

Get started on your adventure with the CampLife Crate.

50 States of Mine

As an RV’er, visiting every state you can is usually a huge goal. What if you could get a head start in experiencing the fun and local items before you visit? 

Well, the 50 States of Mine Subscription box offers just that! Every month you will get items from a brand new state.

You can choose from a standard box or a premium box and receive 6 to 8 items every month. Plus, shipping is included! 

Subscription Boxes for Hikers

The HikeWize

Looking to start a new outdoor hobby and don’t know where to start on your hiking gear? This outdoor subscription box is perfect for new and even experienced hikers. 

This box is sent on a quarterly basis and you will receive 5 to 7 full-size items worth $150-$200. 

They also include tips on hiking as well as information on National Parks that you might want to visit. 

Hiker Crate

Another perfect box for those who enjoy hiking and the great outdoors.

This box comes with more edible healthy treats along with a couple of gear items. It’s the perfect box to keep you fueled while on an adventure. 

The Hiker Crate is a monthly subscription that renews automatically but can be canceled anytime. 

Subscription Boxes for Fishing

Freestone Fly Fishing Company

If the outdoor activity you or a friend enjoys is fishing, then the Freestone Fly Fishing box is a great option. 

Every box comes with a vinyl sticker, 12 -24 flys, and 4-5 angler items all worth a minimum of an $80 value. 

Ships from Canada on the 5th of every month. 

True Fly Supply

Looking for a monthly box that gives you more than fly fishing gear?

This box offers up gear for trout fishing, saltwater fishing, and warm water fishing. You choose which style of fishing box you desire more. 

Plus, you’ll get a surprise item every month and free USA shipping. 

Subscription Boxes for Hunters

Mountain Hunter

Are you a hunter or have an avid hunter you’d like to gift a box too. The Mountain Hunter Subscription box is a great option.

Curated with quality and light-weight hunting products handpicked by professional hunters.

Each box will contain 3 to 5 items that are perfect for hunting adventures. 

Barrell & Blade

A great box for those who enjoy the outdoors of curated interests like camping, survival gear, tactical gear, and more. 

There are two box options; Option 1 offers items valued at $85+ and option 2 offers items valued at $175+. 

Each box is curated with high quality and tested items from trained outdoor survivalist. So stock up on your gear with the Barrell & Blade Subscription box. 

Subscription Boxes for Kids

Wild Child Box

A great option for your kid that loves to learn and adventure outside. 

Keep your kid busy with the Wild Child Box.

All items are focused on children ages 3 to 10 and valued at $65 per box. 

Think Outside

An outdoor kids subscription box curated by parents. This box is perfect to ensure your kiddos get outside and let their imagination run wild. 

Think Outside was awarded the 2019 Parent’s Choice Award for its outstanding gear for kids.

Equipped with the perfect learning material to teach young ones about the outdoors. You will also receive a color of your choice day backpack so your kids can carry all the gear with them with your first box. 

Subscription Boxes for Her

Wild Woman Box

This box is for the outdoor-loving women out there.

Curated and designed specifically with gear, healthy snacks, and body products for ladies. 

If you love the outdoors and have a busy active lifestyle, this is the box for you. 

Stay wild women! 

Glamperous

Glamping is like camping but with all the modern luxury items and amenities.

This box is designed for the women who love to camp, hang out by the fire, and enjoy the outdoors. 

This is a quarterly subscription box with each one containing 5 – 6 items valued at $120. Items you could expect are great for camping, home decor, candles, and outerwear. 

Final Thoughts

I hope you’ve enjoyed these great outdoor subscription boxes available for Campers, RVer’s, Hunters, Kids, Women, and more. 

These boxes are great for yourself or given as gifts during the holidays or birthdays. 

Also, if you do choose to purchase a subscription, I am an affiliate with Cratejoy, Nomadik, and Cairn and will earn a percentage at no extra cost to you. 

Thank you for stopping by and check out our related posts below! 

 

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Fall Camping Tips to Keep You Warm and Cozy in a Tent

Fall Camping Tips to Keep You Warm and Cozy in a Tent

Camping doesn’t only have to be a summer fun experience.

There are many benefits to fall camping when the air cools down and the leaves begin to change to red, orange, and yellow.

It truly becomes a beautiful sight to see!

It also allows for some beautiful photos for memories.

However, when you choose to camp in the fall, the weather is the most important thing to consider.

Fall camping can bring some chilly nights.

Fall Camping Tips

 There can also be unexpected rainfall as the season’s change and the air pressure or cold fronts come through.

So how do you prepare for a fall camping adventure to ensure you stay cozy and have a great time?

Let’s get started with what you should bring to wear because your clothes can make or break your trip.

What to wear for Fall Camping

The first thing you want to do is check the weather to see if there is rain in the forecast. You will also want to check the temperatures in the day and night.

During the fall months, the temperature at night can drop significantly so you will want to be prepared with these items.

This is a great list of items to get you started so you stay warm and dry during the fall camping trip.


What to bring to stay warm while sleeping

The nights will almost always be colder than the days, so having these items to stay warm while you sleep is a necessity.

  • 0-degree sleeping bag
  • Thermals
  • Wool blankets
  • Hand and feet warmers

Tips for keeping your Tent warm at night

There are different ways to keep your tent warm at night.

First, you can use a portable propane heater inside your tent.

This heater has tip-over protection, and I highly recommend always placing it in an area with plenty of ventilation and on a solid structure.

You could also purchase a tent with a wood stove that has the proper ventilation.

Fall Camping

Another great tip is to pack some rugs and extra blankets to place on the floor of your tent. This will help insulate the tent from the cold ground. 

If you choose the portable heater or wood stove tent with ventilation, please use it with care and caution. 

Additional Tips Before You Head To Your Campsite

–> Check your campsite for electricity and water

Every campsite is different. If you choose to rent out a spot that could also be rented out for an RV, there could be the option to have electricity and running water. This is a camping game changer.

Find out ahead of time by asking the park attendant when you book your campsite. 

If your campsite has electricity, then bringing an electric heater and/or an electric blanket can be great options for staying warm.

Another option if you have electricity and water at your campsite is to bring an electric water kettle or coffee maker. This speeds up the ability to have a nice hot cup of joe!

–> Check the park for rules on gathering firewood

Some state parks prohibit gathering firewood and require you to bring your own.

Check with the park attendant when you book your site.

–> Check for a fire pit and see if there is a burn ban

Some areas may have fire bans depending on how dry the summer was. If there is a fire ban, check out other options to have a campfire.

You may need to ask if you can bring your own personal fire pit.

So, how cold is too cold for Fall Camping?

Speaking of staying warm in your tent, let’s discuss the temperature that’s doable for fall camping.

Sometimes winter can come early for many parts of the United States and getting caught with freezing temperatures in your tent is not what you want. That is why checking the weather ahead of time is so important.

But, how cold is too cold?

I personally think anything below 45 degrees at night is too cold. Although your sub-zero sleeping bag should keep you nice and cozy, I don’t recommend camping if it’s supposed to get below 45 degrees.

That’s my opinion though.

Only you know what gear you have and what temperatures you will be comfortable with.

If you don’t know, then I would test out your gear one cold night in your back yard to see what you can handle. This way you have the option to go inside the house for warmth.

Food and Drink Ideas for Fall Camping

Nothing is better than sitting by a campfire and enjoying a delicious cup of coffee or hot cocoa. I personally also love chili and cornbread during this time of year.

So, here are some comfort food and drink ideas to keep you warm and satisfied while fall camping.  

Fall Festive Chili –  Over The Fire Cooking

Chili is a staple to fall camping. It keeps you warm and full! Pair it with some cornbread and you’ve nailed the idea of camping comfort food.

Check out this recipe here – Fall Festive Chili

Fall Camping Chili - OVerTheFireCooking

Campfire Skillet Cornbread – Fresh of the Grid

Looking for the perfect pair to your chili recipe? Look no further than Fresh of the Grids amazing campfire skillet cornbread. 

Check out the full recipe here – Campfire Skillet Cornbread 

Campfire Skillet Cornbread by Fresh of the Grid

Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast – All Recipes

Don’t forget breakfast!! This mountain man breakfast is delicious with sausage, eggs, peppers and more. 

Check out the full recipe here – Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast

Mountain Man Skillet Breakfast - All Recipes

Sausage Pumpkin Pasta – The Spicy Apron

Looking for a great alternative to chili but still want that fall feel in your food? This Sausage Pumpkin recipe is one to remember for every fall camping trip. 

Check out the full recipe here – Sausage Pumpkin Pasta

Sausage Pumpkin Pasta for fall camping

Mulled wine recipe – 50 Campfires

Looking to warm up with hot drink that isn’t your typical hot chocolate or coffee? This mulled wine is perfect for the campfire nights. 

Check out the full recipe here – Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled Wine Recipe for Fall Camping

Red Wine Hot Chocolate – 50 Campfires

Maybe you’re wanting to spice up your hot chocolate as you sit by the campfire. Mix it up with this Red Wine Hot Chocolate recipe. 

Check out the full recipe here – Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Pie Cake – Let’s camp more

While S’ More is a camping staple dessert, you can always mix it up and try a new recipe. This pumpkin pie cake is perfect for fall camping. 

Check out the full recipe here – Pumpkin Pie Cake

Pumpkin Pie Cake for Fall Camping

Final Thoughts

Camping in the fall can be an amazing experience when you’re prepared. Staying warm, dry, and cozy is key to having a successful trip. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed these tips and especially the food and drink ideas.

I know that Sausage Pumpkin Pasta is a recipe I will keep forever! 

If you’ve enjoyed this post, feel free to share! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out our related posts! 

 

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25 Gift Ideas for the Adventurous and Outdoorsy Men in your Life

25 Gift Ideas for the Adventurous and Outdoorsy Men in your Life

Father’s day is right around the corner and I know there are many dads out there that enjoy the great outdoors. If you have an outdoorsy father or husband then this list of gift ideas is for you.

My dad is definitely an outdoorsy guy that loves to camp and fish during the summer. He drives 3 hours north to Broken Bow, Oklahoma to go tent camping and trout fishing. It is his downtime to breathe, relax, and do something he loves.

Maybe that’s why I love camping, fishing, hiking, and the great outdoors myself. After all, I am Daddy’s little girl!

But, what kind of gifts do you buy your father or the father of your children that you know they will love?

Well, here are some great ideas for campers, hikers, fishers, hunters, and ideas for those who enjoy grilling out to get you started. Everything can be found directly on Amazon and comes with super fast shipping if you’re an Amazon Prime Member.

 

Camping Gifts for Dads

Does your dad or husband enjoy camping? Are they always looking for the next best camping gear to enhance their camping experience?

Camping for many men is a hobby like fishing or hunting. The idea of getting to sleep in a tent, cook outside, and build a fire is honest fun while also being educational and fulfilling.

So, here are the best camping gift ideas for the outdoorsy men in your life.

Sorison Large Puffy Camping Blanket

This outdoor Blanket by SORISON is perfect for camping or any outdoor activities. It’s waterproof, durable, and easy to carry anywhere. Plus, it is machine washable! 

Light Weight Double Camping Hammock

Great to enjoy a nice nap during the day or even skip the tent and snooze outdoors.

 

Waterproof Super Bright Head Lamp

Being able to see during the darkness in the woods is vital. It’s an extra plus when you don’t have to hold a flashlight and instead have a super bright headlight to illuminate your camping site.

Waterproof Fire-Starting Lighter

 This lighter is great for the camping dads to be able to start a fire anywhere.


Solar Powered Camping Tent Light

Forget the batteries! Get your dad a solar-charged tent light to have when camping.

Campsite Storage Strap

This is amazing! Keeping things off the ground and easily being able to hang a lantern is a camping plus.

Hiking Gifts for Dads

My dad grew up hiking the Grand Canyon of all places. He lived just a couple hours away in Arizona and growing up him and his brothers would hike every weekend they could. It was some of the best adventures of his life.

If you have a Dad that loves to hike, enjoys new trails and challenges, then here are some great gift ideas for those outdoorsy men!

Folding Camping Chair | Backpack | Cooler

Everything about this is perfect for the hiking dad.

Genius Foldable Waterbottle

Perfect for day hikes and easy to carry and store once empty.

TrailBuddy Trekking Poles

Perfect adventure gift for your avid hiker Dad.

Timberland Waterproof Ankle Boot

My dad lives in these boots. They are great for hiking or everyday activities.

Engraved Compass

Perfect gift for a dad who enjoys sentimental items that are also very useful.

 

Waterproof and Breathable Hiking Socks

The perfect socks to keep your dad’s feet from blistering during a long hiking trip.

Grilling Gifts for Dads

I feel like grilling is the man’s cooking zone. Not to say women can’t grill either but for some reason, men just love to grill over the open fire. Who doesn’t like some delicious BBQ Grilled Chicken or a Juicy T-Bone Steak?

If the Dad in your life enjoys cooking out, here are some great gift ideas!

7 Piece Smoker Kit

My dad loves to smoke brisket in his smoker! It’s a great gift for the grilling dad.

Grillfather Apron

Perfect for the father who likes to make a statement.

Bluetooth Meat Thermometer

Your Dad can keep an eye on the temperature of the meat straight from his phone with this cool thermometer.

BBQ Grill Accessories Set

What’s a grill master without an amazing grill set? this is perfect for the Dad in your life. 

 

Fishing Gifts for Dads

Fishing is another great outdoor activity that a lot of men enjoy doing. My father, my brother in law, and my brother love to fishing. I even love to go fishing. Some of the best fishing I’ve ever done was in Alaska when I fished for Salmon and Halibut.

If you have a fisherman in your life, these are the best fishing gift ideas you can purchase on Amazon.

Vision Outdoor-Fishing Fanny Pack for Him

Perfect gift for the dad who likes to fish and be able to easily carry his bait, hooks, and beer.

Reelsonar Bluetooth Wireless Bobber Fish Finder

Probably that coolest fishing gear tech gadget to date! This device will help your dad find the fish underwater without wasting time.


Canvas Fishing Rod and Reel Organizer Carry Bag 

The perfect fishing gear organizer that is easy to carry to remote fishing spots.

Fishing Chest Waders for Men

Everyone fisherman will benefit from having chest-high waders. Especially when they’re fishing in rivers. This is a great gift!

Hunting Gifts for Dads

My brother is a huge hunter! When I told him about this post, he gave me a list of wishes to consider for those hunters including new thermos and gift cards.

I definitely took his considerations when creating these Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Men. I hope your hunter will enjoy these as well!

Men’s Thermal Underwear Set

Perfect to keep him warm during the freezing hunting seasons.

APEMAN Trail Camera

Every Hunter NEEDS a trail camera! This helps them know when the game is coming to certain locations.

Shooting Wild | Waterproof Range Finder

This is such a great gift idea for hunters. It helps them calculate the distance for shooting.

Trail Camera Viewer SD Card Reader

This card reader is perfect for being on the go and wanting to quickly check the camera’s video.

Amazon Gift Card

If you’re still unsure, you can’t go wrong with a gift card!

I hope these Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Men in your life are exactly what you are looking for. Make your dad or significant other feels special and blessed to be a dad.

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Backyard Camping | Tips to make it a Fun Family Adventure

Backyard Camping | Tips to make it a Fun Family Adventure

When your family needs a vacation, but you’re unable to leave your home then it’s the perfect time to do a little backyard camping.

Currently, we are living in a time where all Americans are ordered to “stay-at-home” due to a virus. This order has halted the travel industry and has prevented families from taking vacations and enjoying life as normal.

Now, more than ever boredom is beginning to set in with parents and children if it hasn’t already.

We may not be able to all go to the stores or movies, but we can still get outside.

Setting up the perfect campsite in your backyard is an easy way to get outside and still stay safe. Plus, if you forget something, you’re still at home!

So, here are some fun ways to set up and enjoy a backyard camping trip with the kids. Get started in making those fun memories, making the most out of this world pandemic situations, while not actually going anywhere.

1. Pitch that tent!

Whether you have an actual camping tent or work on making a homemade tent with some sheets and sticks set it up. This is a great opportunity to either teach your kids to set up a tent or use their imagination in finding things to make a tent. Either way, it gets the whole family involved.

2. Light it up!

If you have tiki torches or patio lights, bring them out and light them up. Even if you don’t have those, but you have some holiday lights, those are a great alternative to add some light around your backyard campsite.

3. Build a Fire Pit

If you already an outdoor fire pit, this is perfect to roast those hot dogs and marshmallows.

However, if you don’t have some flagstones to build one and can’t get some, that’s ok! You can still have the outdoor backyard camping experience without the fire. You can make S’mores and hot dogs inside and eat them outside.

4. Bring out the sleeping bags

Once you have your tent and lights set up, go ahead and make the inside for sleeping cozy and comfortable. You can choose to use sleeping bags if you have them, or (since you’re at home) grab some blankets you don’t mind being outside and bring them into your tent.

5. Air up the Air Mattress

If you plan on sleeping outside go ahead and get out the air mattress so everyone can sleep comfortably.

6. Make some Yummy Treats

These treats of course involve S’MORES!!! The ultimate camping trip sweet treat that almost every kid loves to enjoy. Since you are home, mix it up and try some other S’more recipes like these 7 unique and delicious twists to the classic S’more.

7. Pop some popcorn over the fire

Popping popcorn over a fire can be a great and fun experience. You do have to have a special kind of popcorn maker order to do it.

8. Grill some burgers and hot dogs

Make your backyard camping adventure also a dinner experience. Kids love to roast hot dogs on the fire, and the adults can grill up some burgers.

9. Have a cocktail (Alcohol for Adults only)

Chilling outside is great time to relax and have a mixed drink. Of course, this would be for the responsible adults. However, you can bring out some juice boxes or Hot Chocolate for the kids depending on the weather outside.


10. Have story time

Kids love story time, especially when camping and sitting around a fire or in a tent. Use this time to engage and tell stories of when you were a kid or grab a good book.

11. Set up an outdoor movie

Having movie time outside is a great thing to do with kids that will bring wonderful memories they will cherish forever. If you don’t have a projector, now is the time to invest in one. You will also need a screen or a large white sheet.

12. Sing along songs around the fire

If you’ve got some musical talent in your family, grab a guitar or even a karaoke machine and have some fun. Sing along songs around a fire is great way to bring everyone together.

13. Play a board or card game

Bring out the monopoly, candy land, or cards and play some gold-fish. You can set it up in the tent and all sit around and snuggled in your sleeping bags and play.

14. Have a scavenger hunt

This is one of my favorite activities that kids love to play to get them searching and learning to use new skills by thinking critically. A scavenger can be a simple, “Find something blue”, or “Find something round”.

15. Make a craft

Kids love getting crafty and exploring their creative side. Think of a fun camping craft idea like making camp bracelets or paintings. Whatever you think your kids will enjoy doing.

16. Make Shadow Puppets

This is a fun activity for kids to show off some story telling and hand skills. What kind of animals can they make with their hands? You can also start with a craft and cutting out paper animals, gluing them on sticks, and use them to tell a story once it gets dark.

17. Explore your surroundings

Before you set up camp in your backyard, locate a local hiking trail to extend your outdoor adventure. Hiking is a great way to bring some exercise and nature together for everyone. Also, let your kids dig up some worms or explore the bugs that are safe like rolly polly’s or fireflies.

18. Star Gaze

When the sun goes down, turn off the lights and just look up to the sky. Try and find the different constellations. If you have a Telescope, now is the perfect time to put it to use.

Additional Tips for Backyard Camping

Don’t forget the bug spray. Whether you make your own or purchase some from a store or online, keeping the bugs away even in the backyard is essential. If you’re looking for some good Deet Free Bug repellant check out our post on “The Best DEET-Free Bug Repellant”.

Also, before planning your back yard adventures, you want to consider the ages of your children. What activities and adventures will keep them having fun and enjoying the adventure?

Final Thoughts

I hope you use this time to create an adventure even if you are stuck at home. Memories can be made no matter where you are at.

Please share this with other families so they can create their own home camping adventures.

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7 Unique and Delicious Campfire S’mores You’ll Want to Try This Summer

7 Unique and Delicious Campfire S’mores You’ll Want to Try This Summer

Campfire S’mores are my absolute favorite treat to take on every camping trip.

It is also a kid’s favorite because it gets them involved and they get to create something Yummy!!

Also, by allowing kids to help out and roasting their own Marshmallows teaches them the importance of fire safety and builds their confidence. So roasting and eating these yummy treats is a win, win!

We all know the typical S’more recipes which is always delicious, so I wanted to offer some other unique recipes I found on the web. These bloggers and recipe sites have taken the traditional S’more and added some unique  and yummy twists.

Caramel Apple S’more

This first delicious treat is one that reminds me of another yummy treat and that is a Caramel Candy Apple. These remind me of going into a candy treats shop in Saint Augustine, Florida that had these caramel covered apples coated with marshmallows and chocolate bits.

It was absolutely delicious and I have no doubt that this S’ more recipe is just as yummy.

The Caramel Apply S’more is 4 simple ingredients that you can easily take along with you on your camping trip.

You can check out the Recipe here @Delish.com 

Dark Chocolate Campfire S’more with Fresh Berries

Summertime is the best time to get those Fresh and Delicious berries like Strawberries, Raspberries, and Blueberries.

If you love DARK chocolate and Fresh Summer Berries, then this next S’ more is just for you! It’s an absolute perfect fresh twist for a summer camping trip S’ more combination.

Laura with Joy Food Sunshine has the perfect recipe here at @JoyFoodSunshine.com  

The Peanutty Campfire S’more

The perfect twist to a S’more or those who love peanut butter cups. I love Reeses Peanut Butter cups and adding in a roasted marshmallow and graham crackers sound AMA-zing!!

Super easy ingredients that you can take on any camping trip with the family or enjoy in your backyard at home.

You can find the recipe here @Allrecipes.com


Campfire Sugar Cookie S’more

I love this recipe because it’s a yummy and unique twist to the normal graham crackers and plain Marshmallows.

Kim from her blog ThisOleMom created a delicious S’ more recipe with sugar cookies, chocolate, and strawberry marshmallows.

Check out the recipe on her blog here @thisolemom.com

Cookies and Cream S’more

Hershey’s Cookies and Cream chocolate is one of my favorite candy bars. It has the perfect crunch of a cookie with white chocolate.

It’s is a perfect substitute for the regular Milk Chocolate Hershey’s bar that is normally used for S’mores.

Heidi from The Frugal Girls has a great recipe here on her blog @thefrugalgirls.com

Nutella Campfire S’more

Another fantastic S’more by The Frugal Girls.

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE NUTELLA!! The thought of adding it to a perfectly roasted marshmallow and cinnamon graham cracker makes me excited for summer.

You can check out the Recipe here @thefrugalgirls.com

Campfire S’mores in a Bag

This option is a wonderful alternative to the traditional Campfire S’more Sandwich that you take on a camping trip.

I love the idea of being able to add the ingredients into a bag of Graham Cracker Teddy Bears or Chocolate Cookies. It is a great option for smaller kids.

You can check out the recipe here @hip2save.com

I hope you have found some inspiration for yummy campfire treats. Tell me below which Campfire S’more do you plan on trying this summer?

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