Backyard Campout Guide with Backyard Camping Activities and Easy Cookout Food

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There’s an easy way to bring your family together, without breaking the bank: spend a night under the stars, without ever leaving the comfort of your own back yard with a backyard campout.

Throwing a backyard campout takes minimal planning, and the kids are going to love it. Check out Mommy Hates Cooking’s advice in her post for Creating a Fun Backyard Camping Adventure.

Some of our favorite backyard camping activities highlights:

  • Ideas for what to cook in the Backyard Campground
  • Telling spooky stories around the campfire and playing games in the tent
  • Setting up lights to keep the scary creatures away

Mommy Hates Cooking Backyard Camping Activities Backyard Campout Guide Easy Cookout Food


We love this bit of advice about easy cookout food with Head Country:

Head Country is a MUST for your backyard camping adventure it can be added to just about all of your meats and beans, plus even some vegetables too.  It’s the best BBQ sauce to add to your campfire recipes.”

Here’s a few other options to cook if you’re really searching for a backyard camp dinner:

Want more ideas for easy cookout food? These recipes are some of our favorites:

  • Green Chili Cheeseburgers. These half-pounders from BBQ World Champion Doug Scheiding combine the perfect amount of spice and sauce for a mouth-watering campsite treat.
  • Campfire Beer Braised BBQ Mussels. Ready to grill to thrill during your next campout? This is the recipe you need, right here. Hint: It’s easier (and even more fun) than it looks.
  • Seared Shrimp & Sausage Skewers. Nothing says outdoor cooking quite like a skewer, and this meat-tastic kebobs cover all the mouth-watering basics.


And Don’t forget to load up on Head Country BBQ sauce, seasoning, and marinade before you head out back. It might not hurt to pick up a Head Country hat or an apron, too—if you’re going to cook like a BBQ champion, why not look the part?

Be sure to tag us on your camping and outdoor fun this summer—#headcountrybbq on Instagram and Facebook.