So the little one wanted to go camping. He has done several day trips with me but we have not done an overnighter anywhere as of yet. He was asking and with my current schedule we have not had time to do an overnighter anywhere so I figured why not bring the camping home and just do it in the backyard. From this the following ensued:
For the kiddo I set up an old USGI shelter half pup tent that I found at a Goodwill store for 15 dollars for both halves. I will sometimes set up the two halves for him in the back yard as separate bases for him and his friends during their many NERF wars. This time however I set it up as a tent. I put down my reusable space blanket as a tarp and my sleeping pad and one of the USGI sleeping bags in its bivy bag. He thought it was really neat and made it outside till about 1030 when he got scared and went to sleep in his room upstairs.
Well I needed to stay out with him so i set up my preferred camping system as best as I could given the limited trees in the backyard.
I stayed out the night and it was nice to get the gear out and have fun with the kiddo.