Ignite FB Tracking PixelTips for Making Your Backyard Camping Safer & Healthier - Scott Swonger

Tips for Making Your Backyard Camping Safer & Healthier

by Scott Swonger 09/25/2021

If you want to go on a camping trip without the hassle, camping in your own backyard is a fun and easy alternative. It’s an excellent way to experience the outdoors and indulge in fun camping activities without needing to travel. You also can sleep in your own bed and cook meals in your own kitchen if you prefer. While backyard camping is safe in that it’s travel-free, there are ways to make it safer and more healthy for everybody involved.

Here are some tips for how to keep your backyard camping trip safe for everybody’s health:

Avoid Sharing Tents

Getting cozy with friends or family members in a tent is a classic camping experience. However, it also puts you at risk of sharing germs. The small, enclosed space and lack of airflow make safe social distancing virtually impossible even in an enormous family-sized tent. For a healthier option, opt for individual pop-up tents. If the weather permits, you can even sleep under the stars. One of the many benefits of backyard camping is that you can go sleep inside, which may be safer for the health of the group.

Pre-Portion Your S’mores

Sharing food around the campfire is not ideal for avoiding the spread of germs. The good news is that many campfire treats are easy to pre-portion, so each individual person can enjoy the experience—and the food—without risk. S’mores are a perfect example of a fun camping treat you can separate into “kits” for each person. Simply fill a plastic sealable bag with some graham crackers, chocolate and a few marshmallows for roasting. This way everybody can still make their own s’mores together without passing around a box of crackers or a pack of chocolate.

Sanitize Regularly

Good personal hygiene habits are essential to staying healthy. This includes lots of hand washing and use of antibacterial sanitizers. Make sure everybody on your camping “trip” has a pack of essentials, including a pocket-sized hand sanitizer. You can even make a craft project out of decorative holders or straps to keep them convenient. Encourage children to practice good habits while backyard camping by creating a game of it—you might find it helps the adults remember, too.

While gathering safely requires more careful planning, it’s more than worth the effort to keep yourself and others healthy. Try these tips for your next backyard camping trip to have fun without extra risk.

About the Author
Author

Scott Swonger

I pride myself on educating home buyers when it comes to their single largest purchase. I love to research properties, especially condominiums. It troubles me when I hear stories of families buying into a condominium complex that has not been managed properly or does not have proper reserves. I feel an essential part of my job as a full-service realtor is to guide buyers to the best possible home we can work to find together.

I am married to the love of my life Marty and I am the father of three grown children and 6 grandchildren and now 1 great grandson. They all love their “Poppa Scott”

Please feel free to reach out to me with any real estate questions or needs.

I have a philosophy I have lived by for years.

“Successful people allow others to help them.”

I look forward to working with you! 

Scott