The quarantine has been hard for everybody, but it is particularly hard for those who love spending time in nature and the outdoors. Campers, hikers, backpackers and the like are not used to staying indoors for long periods of time. But with the current situation, it is best for everyone to follow the rules to stay safe.
If you miss being out in nature, try these 5 fun home activities for campers and outdoor lovers:
Camp in your backyard
For many people, their backyard is the closest thing they have to the outdoors during this quarantine period. So why not make the most out of it? Set up your tent or hammock and do some backyard camping! It’s a great way to get some sunlight, breathe some fresh air and most of all, spend some quality time with your family (especially if you have kids!).
While you’re at it, play some yard games, enjoy delicious camping snacks and exchange spooky stories just as you would at a real campground!
Make campfire meals
Apart from the peace and quiet of the woods and the beauty of nature, one of the best parts of camping is the food. Nothing beats a delicious meal freshly cooked over a campfire! And you can still enjoy these foods even when you’re home. If you can’t make a bonfire for cooking, no worries – you can still cook using your grill or through regular cooking in your kitchen. You can try hobo pockets, s’mores inspired desserts and the like!
Check out the National Parks virtual tours
If you’re fond of visiting National Parks around the country, you won’t have to miss them too much – you can now visit your favorite parks and even lesser-known ones without leaving your home! Google has launched an interactive documentary, virtual exhibit and 360-degree virtual tour of chosen US National Parks called “The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks” available through the Google Arts and Culture App, available for both Android and IOS.
Didin’t find your favorite park? Alternatively, you can enjoy more virtual tours with more options of different US National Parks through Google Maps. They currently have 31 tours available for everyone to enjoy!
If you can’t spend time in nature and the great outdoors, why not bring those right into your home? These enjoyable home activities for campers and outdoor lovers will surely make you feel you’re closer to nature!
Daniel J. Smith is a survival expert. Having lived the outdoor life since he was very young, he loves sharing his expertise about camping, hiking, traveling, RV living and many more. He has also started his own company called OutBright, which will soon be selling products that cater to campers, hikers, travellers and all outdoor-loving adventurers.