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High camp: 13 must-haves for the Great Backyard American Campout '13
Plan on roughing it as part of the Great American Backyard Campout later this month? Don't leave behind your flask, flashlight, folding chair and non-reprint copy of 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.'
Mon, Jun 03, 2013 at 12:30 PM
As I've mentioned previously, this fresh air-celebrating, fundraising-optional event — this year, it falls on June 22 — is geared primarily to help release youngsters from the clutches of the Xbox (or whatever). According to event organizer the National Wildlife Federation, only 25 percent of kids play outside on a daily basis as opposed to 75 percent just a generation ago.
However, there's no reason that adults can't partake in the festivities, too. If the weather is kind enough to cooperate and you're lucky enough to be in posession of a private backyard to camp in, why not head outdoors with an adult beverage
, Sexy Hotness Sleeping Bag
, and an ample supply of mosquito repellent
to spend a romantical night under the stars?
Below, you'll find 13 Mother Nature-approved —and I'd like to think Phyllis Nefler
-approved — items ranging from cozy wool blankets to campfire-in-the-woods simulating incense to the greatest spooky story collection ever committed to print. All are worth taking along with you on the arduous journey from your bedroom to your backyard camp site. And for even more Great American Backyard Campout gear suggestions, check out my posts from both 2012
. The National Wildlife Federation also has plenty of helpful tips and tidbits
to help you prep for spending a night underneath the starlit suburban sky.
"Scary Stories To Tell in The Dark" (the original!!) by Alvin Schwartz @Amazon.com
WakaWaka Power Solar Charger and Lamp @ WakaWaka
Lifefactory Glass Bottle with Flip-Top Cap and Sleeve - 22 oz @ Vine.com
BioLite Portable Grill @ BioLite
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