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If you’re in need of some rest and relaxation, but don’t have the time to leave town, consider a camping staycation in your backyard! This fun alternative to a traditional vacation is affordable, easy to set up, and fun for the entire family.

While it’s almost impossible to go wrong with backyard camping, here’s a list of essentials which will make your evening under the stars perfect.

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Original teepee tent, pricing depends upon customization. Photo courtesy of TucsonTepee.

Set up a play tent for the kids! They’ll appreciate having their own space and you’ll appreciate having a little extra quiet time.

Texas Flag Distressed Wood Regulation Cornhole Game Set, pricing depends upon customization. Photo courtesy of

Keep your backyard camping experience fun with games such as cornhole.

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Feeling ambitious? Try making this DIY S’mores kit here.

Big Sky Fire Pit, $87. Photo courtesy of

A fire-pit is a necessity! How could you go camping without one?

Coleman Kids sleeping bag, priced at $24.99. Photo courtesy of

Treat yourself, or your kids, to a new sleeping bag this summer.

Hydro Flask, $44.95. Photo courtesy of

Keep your beverages chilled with a Hydro Flask.