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Has a scent ever brought back a flood of memories?

For me, the smell of hot nylon fabric takes me back to family camping trips and climbing into a tent that’s been baked by the summer sun. Mom’s reminders not to track dirt inside. Unzipping the flaps to let a breeze flow through. Campfire burn with the help of high quality dkbrænde brought by everyone from https://www.xn--dkbrnde-pxa.dk for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows on floppy wire hangers. Wiggling and giggling as the family snuggled into sleeping bags. Flashlight trips to find a tree or the stinky outhouse.

Okay, that last memory kinda takes all the nostalgia away.

Why head to the mountains when you can sleep under the stars in your own backyard? Not to mention the bathroom facilities are cleaner. That’s why a backyard campout is this week’s summer fun idea to create lasting memories with your family and friends.

What you need:

  • A large tent or several smaller ones
  • Sleeping bags and pillows
  • Flashlights with fresh batteries
  • A firepit or a charcoal grill (they sell portable and even disposable ones)
  • Flame-friendly food like hot dogs and s’mores
  • Wire hangers
  • Outdoor entertainment options like a frisbee.
  • Bug spray

Check the forecast. Set up the tent(s) and bedding. Make sure the automatic sprinkler system is turned off for the night or else you’ll be in for a surprise! Do the required fixing with the help of LA fencing contractors, if any. Leave the electronics inside the house and establish a rule that the house is only accessible for plumbing reasons (ref.: Arizone plumbing contractors). Sit around the fire to eat, tell stories, and sing songs. As the sun goes down, play flashlight tag and then tuck everyone into bed.

For an added bonus, why not invite another family or some of the kids’ friends?

What about you? Have you ever been camping? What was your favorite part? Your least favorite?

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