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Camping at home? Show us your pics!

We're hearing lots of stories of how folks are blending the lines of indoors/outdoors, specifically by bringing their campsites indoors or finding ways to camp outside at home! We'd love to see and hear about how you've done this, maybe by yourself, maybe with a roommate, maybe with your kids.

Show us those pictures of your "at-home campsites!"

And find some tips here on how to turn your living space into a campsite!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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@MTBC-Dub she's absolutely right - being outside in nature is better! Nice job finding a way to get outside, despite the current constraints...

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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Hi everyone!

We are from Puerto Rico and after the massive hurricane María in 2017, our backyard got totally cleared of the dense vegetation it once had.. leaving a beautiful place for rock climbing and camping.. We were rock climbing guides which it totally surprised everyone but at the same time it opened up many rock shelters that we know rent in airbnb as part of backyard camping (Rock Shelter Camping) with everything included.. totally recommend to see in every difficult situation the blessings coming too.. 

@Marianela thank you so much for posting this beautiful image, and sharing your uplifting and motivational message!

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First thing I did when we got the sequester at home order? Set up camp and a backyard fire pit. Going on one month strong with kids camping out about half the time 🙂

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@Rhapscallion 

Wow! What a set up! Thank you for sharing!

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The lights in the alley were recently converted to LED's so the yard is nice and darkish while the alley has better lighting, so that's a big improvement over the old HPS lights that made the area look like a truck lot. All that being said, I won't be camping in my yard because...SKUNKS! The raccoons and opossums I can deal with, coyotes won't try the fence, but SKUNKS!? Sorry but no. It's a nice idea for those who can though, have fun!

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@Cubetop Thanks for sharing!

100% agree about the skunks. Definitely a big nope for me too!

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B419265F-53C3-420C-B780-D71ED5ED32AA.jpegMy granddaughter is currently a BSA Webelos Scout. Part of her advancement requirements is to be able to set up her own tent. The Stay at Home restrictions aren’t slowing her down! She did a fine job and finished in time to watch the super moon make it’s appearance.

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@Herbalcow,

Thanks for posting! Please tell your granddaughter she did a great job and best of luck on the rest of her advancements!

 

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This is third try to post, not sure if other tries made it or not, could be my pictures were too big, or I was too slow...another try... I have an outdoor cooking fireplace, will post a few pictures of that and a shot of some wild life. Cooking FireplaceCooking Fireplace16 inch pizza skillet16 inch pizza skilletlate fire in firplacelate fire in firplacestew in a Dutch Ovenstew in a Dutch OvenThe Wild LifeThe Wild Life