5 Fun Camping Trip Ideas
Nothing severs our ties to technology quite like camping (and by camping, we mean the real thing, not car camping next to a wilderness-themed bar). Going off the grid for a night or two is a chance to disconnect and decompress — but when the sun sets and there’s no Netflix to catch up on, what’s there to do?
USE YOUR COOKING IRON
A lazy night around the campfire is the best time to start experimenting with some iron-pressed cuisine. A cast-iron sandwich cooker diffuses and retains heat evenly, so try buttering two pieces of bread and making a flame-grilled cheese sandwich, or fill a wedge of crescent-roll dough with fruit and chocolate and prepare to have your dessert world rocked.
PLAY THE HARMONICA
We're talking about the harmonica: an inexpensive, timeless, easy-to-carry and sonically beautiful instrument used by folk and country bands for ages and still fun to mess around with to this day.
REVISIT SOME OF THOSE URBAN LEGENDS
American folklore is bursting with spooky stories (some of them true) detailing urban legends like the gruesome Halloween decorations that turned out to be real human body parts, the killer with the hook for a hand and Bloody Mary. Look some up and have one or two in your arsenal for a fireside rendition. There's no shame in two adults walking to the campground bathroom together when it's dark out.
PLAY A GAME OF “WEREWOLF”
Each player is handed a card that designates them as either a werewolf or a villager (some players get special skills, like healing powers). The group must collectively decide which players are werewolves - killing off innocent villagers during the night - while the werewolves try to convince the group to accuse the wrong players.
MASTER NIGHTTIME PHOTOGRAPHY
The night sky illuminating a desert landscape is something you can remember only in your head, right? Not if you know a little about nighttime photography. With a bit of trial and error — and a camera that allows you to set your lens aperture and shutter speed — you can capture the night sky, paint with star trails or a flashlight and even take home the Milky Way.