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10 Backyard Camping Activities


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Pitch a Tent
Camping just isn't camping without a tent.
Camping just isn't camping without a tent.
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To give your backyard camping adventure an authentic feel, set up a tent in a flat area in your yard. If you don't have a tent, you can construct a makeshift one by throwing a blanket or sheet over a clothesline or other structure. Give your tent some shape by pinning it down with stakes. But be careful: A homemade tent might not hold up in the rain, so keep an eye on the weather forecast!


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