The 19 Backyard Campout Essentials For the Perfect Family Staycation

Tarah Chieffi

Sticking close to home to keep yourself and others safe is still incredibly important, but that doesn't mean you can't give your family a little change of scenery in the form of a fun-filled backyard campout. Just switching things up a bit from the typical day-to-day routine will immediately brighten everyone's mood, and time spent in nature is always time well spent.

You don't need much in the way of supplies, and you may already have most of what you need lying around the house. Just in case you do need to round out your collection of camping gear, we've put together a list of 19 must-have items for your family to play, eat, explore, and sleep under the night sky.


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