Our Guide To Family Camping
Micro-adventures are absolutely our new favourite thing. All the fun of an adventure, but just on a much smaller scale. The best way to start is with a spot of back garden camping. Rather than battling bulging suitcases or enduring the unnecessary evils of passport control, it’s very much a holiday at home.
We’ve put together a list of micro-adventure essentials – as well as our favourite s’mores recipes – to ensure you can make the most of your back garden this summer.
HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT S’MORE
We have a lot of thank our American cousins for; Elvis, F.R.I.E.N.D.S and of course s’mores. You can make s’mores using a grill – or if you’re feeling adventurous – toast them over a campfire. All the authentic American ingredients are available from notonthehighstreet.com seller, The Naked Marshmallow Company.
For marshmallow perfection, use a long skewer to hold your marshmallow over the fire. Slowly turn it until soft and toasted all the way round.
Once your marshmallow is suitably golden, place three squares of Hershey’s milk chocolate on one half on your graham cracker. Place the skewered marshmallow on top and sandwich together with the other half of the cracker. Once secure, remove the skewer and eat greedily.
If you prefer your chocolate melted then this technique is the one for you. First, you’ll need to preheat your grill to medium-high.
Build your s’more by placing one marshmallow and as much chocolate as you can between the two halves of your graham cracker. Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to wrap your s’more in foil and place under the grill for five minutes. Once gooey, remove from foil and enjoy!
Whether you’re setting up camp in your back garden or your travels are taking you further afield, there are a few things you shouldn’t be without.
First and foremost, you’ll need a bloomin’ good chill out tent. This year, we’re all about the canvas teepee; gloriously light and the perfect place to scatter a few cushions and hunker down with a hot chocolate.
Apart having the most instagram-worthy tent outside Coachella, make sure you’ve got a solid mallet (guy ropes are no laughing matter), a good tiffin tin to store s’mores ingredients and of course a pair of wellies.