Lifehack: Skip the Campground & Try Backyard Camping

June 17, 2014 - 1 minute read

Last week, my husband had the genius idea of popping our tent up in the backyard. We’ve been talking about going camping for weeks, but between work and life, who can find the time? Instead of missing out on dinners by the fire at the campsite, he decided to bring the campground to us. A little chiminea, a popup tent and a few essentials were all we needed to make our own home away from home.

Our little house in the city has a postage stamp-sized backyard, and it’s not always easy to contain our rambunctious two-year-old inside it. She loves to unzip the tent and play inside – she’s even taken a few naps in there. 

To create the full camping experience (well…almost), we brought out the stovetop percolator and Hot Logic Mini to make breakfast and coffee. Who needs a stove when you have an extension cord?

What home away from home can you pitch in your backyard?

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