It was just Memorial Day, and that is exciting…because around here, that’s when camping season begins! I don’t really come from a family of campers. But it is something that my husband and I have adopted into our own family! As much fun as it can be to get pampered at a swanky hotel, it’s not always my first choice for a weekend getaway. Nope, I’d much rather get cozy around a blazing fire, get my fingers sticky from s’mores, and sleep out under the stars. Now that we live so close to the mountains, Justin and I are really excited to pass along our love of roughing it in the great outdoors to our girls. We can’t wait to show them how much fun it can be to spend the out of doors.
“How much fun it can be” is an important phrase when it comes to camping. While weather and mosquitoes can work together to wreak havoc on a campout, often times it’s a simple lack of preparation that keeps first time campers from being able to enjoy a new experience. If you are taking kids along, it’s especially important to be prepared for changes in the weather, have food that’s easy to prepare, and know how to provide basic first aid. Luckily, there are lots of good resources out there to help you get ready for living life on the wild side for a few days. All it takes is a little prep work so that you can fave a great time camping with your family. By the way…if you happen to be a happy camper, too, I’d love to get your recommendations for favorite campsites–make sure you let me know yours in the comments, below!
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Wilderness Survival Tips for Parents | Chevrolet
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DIY Green Fire Starters | The Green Wife
Single Log Cookstove | Twisted Sifter
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Campfire Orange Rolls | Oleander and Palm
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Banana Boats | Rhubarb and Venison
Campfire Monkey Bread | Camping with Gus
Campfire Eclairs | Bigler’s Best Belly Pleasers
Woofums | The Greenwoods
A Collection of S’more Treats | Remodelaholic
Homemade Natural Bug Spray | Remodelaholic
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Camping Equipment for the Ladies | Gallant & Jones
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