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High Camp: 12 must-haves for the Great American Backyard Campout '12
Partaking in the Great American Backyard Campout later this month? Don't forget your portable record player, beeswax citronella torches and spooky Hardy Boys campfire tales.
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Yesterday, MNN family blogger Jenn Savedge posted a reminder
that in just a couple of weeks the National Wildlife Federation
will once again be hosting a very special holiday in the form of the the eighth annual Great American Backyard Campout
. As I've mentioned before, although the event — it's on June 23 — is meant to release youngsters from the clutches of the PlayStation for a little QT in the great outdoors, there's no reason that adults can't observe it, too. If the weather cooperates and you actually have a backyard to camp in, why not head out back with an adult beverage
, a good book
, and a supply of mosquito repellent
to spend a romantic night under the stars?
Below, you'll find a dozen Mother Nature- and Phyllis Nefler
-approved items — from recycled glass lanterns to portable record players to the requisite flashlight — to consider packing before you make the arduous journey from your bedroom to your backyard to set up glamp
. For more Great American Backyard Campout gear suggestions, check out my posts from both 2011
and don't forget MNN food blogger Robin Shreeves' healthy snack suggestions
Recycled Glass Lanterns @ West Elm
($5.99 - $25)
Reusable Yellow Dinner Napkins @ CB2
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Sleeping Pad @ Big Agnes
Crosley CR6016A Spinnerette Portable Record Player @ Crosley Radio
Night Sky Star Dial - Mini @ REI
"Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Camp Fire Stories" by Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon @ Amazon.com
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