​​​​​​​You don't have to travel and have an awesome campout. You and kiddos can have a blast right in yout own backyard!

​​​​​​​Carrying your gear from your garage to the backyard is as easy as it gets! Gather your family, huddle around the campfire, and enjoy a splendid spring evening. Grill fish and fresh veggies over the campfire for dinner, then have s’mores and hot cocoa for dessert. Add a string of twinkling lights for an extra dose of ambiance.

While we previously staged this camping shoot for the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of NEST Magazine, your own campout certainly doesn’t need to be this stylish! Grab some blankets and pillows and call it good.

If you were already in the market for camping supplies, here’s some gear to make your mini-excursions more fun!


- This roomy six-person tent is big enough for adults, kids, and the dogs! It even divides to create two separate rooms. – REI – Co-op Kingdom 6 Tent, $375,

CAMP DISHES - Classic enamel cookware is perfect:

TEEPEE - For the littlest ones in your pack, this adorable teepee creates an enchanted space to call their own. – Land of Nod – A Teepee To Call Your Own, $159,

BACKPACK – Let each child in your group fill his or her own backpack full of toys. Encourage them to get really rugged and leave the electronics indoors. – FjallRaven – Kånken Backpack in Burnt Orange, $80,

CAMP CHAIRS - These ultra-lightweight chairs pack up to almost nothing, and sit low enough to lounge comfortably… and easily reach those beers in the cooler. – Helinox – Chair One, $99 & Helinox Swivel Chair, $149,

BLANKETS - Keep cozy by the fire with these classic wool blankets. Wrapped in a Pendleton, morning coffee never looked so chic. – Pendleton – 5th Avenue Glacier Park Throw, $159,, Pendleton – Baby Blankets, $59+,

THERMOS & COOLER – Don’t forget adult beverages! Fill this thermos with hot toddies or spiked hot cocoa, and stock the cooler with cold beers. – Stanley – Heritage Cooler 7 QT & Classic Vacuum Bottle 1.1 QT Combo, $80,

FIRE PIT – No built-in fire pit? No problem! This portable gas campfire is perfect for roasting s’mores and staying warm. An instant campfire without worrying about smoke or gathering wood. – Camp Chef – Sequoia Fire Pit, $114,

We shared this story with you in our Spring/Summer 2017 Issue of NEST Magazine. To view the full issue, click here

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